Pacific Science Association
Message of Thanks from the Pacific Science Council, Executive Board, and Secretariat

17 June 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Pacific Science Association wishes to extend its congratulations and gratitude to the many organizations in Malaysia for the outstanding success of the 22nd Pacific Science Congress.

In particular, the Pacific Science Council wishes to thank Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation for its critical support of the Congress, and in particular the Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili. We also wish to thank to the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the ICSU Regional Office for Asia-Pacific for the strenuous organizational and logistical efforts that were so fundamental to the great success of this meeting.

The PSA Council and Executive Board also wishes to thank Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Datuk Dr. Haji Ahmad Zaidee Laidin, Mr. Ho Koon Seng (Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation), Emeritus Prof. Dr. Nordin Hasan (ICSU Regional Office for Asia-Pacific), Datuk Dr. Soon Ting Kueh (Academy of Sciences Malaysia), Datuk Dr. Mohinder Singh Sucha Singh (Academy of Sciences Malaysia), Prof. Dato Dr. Azizan Abu Samah (University of Malaya & PSA Treasurer), Prof. Datuk Dr. Roziah Binti Omar (AKEPT), Dato Dr. Samsudin Tugiman (ISTIC), Prof. Dato Dr. Abu Bakar Salleh (University Putri Malaysia), Prof. Dr. Mashhor Mansor (University Sains Malaysia), Prof. Dr. Idris Ghani (University Kebangsaan Malaysia), and Prof. Dr. Zamri Mohamed (University Teknologi Malaysia).

The Council also would like to thank and congratulate all the Keynote Speakers for their excellent presentations, including Dr. Wenju Cai, Prof. Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Dr. Kenneth Sherman, Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Prof. Emeritus Dato Dr. Zakri Abd Hamid, Prof. Dr. Gordon McBean, Prof. Dr. Duane Gubler, and Prof. Dr. KunMo Chung.

We also congratulate the many Session Organizers and all the presenters who gave papers at this Congress. Without their contributions, of course, there would be no science in the Pacific Science Congress, and we are very pleased that this venue has helped present the very high level of scientific quality and content that is the very purpose of the meeting.

The PSA Council and Board recognize the very hard work of a number of individuals who put in very long hours to make this meeting such a success. They are far too numerous to mention, but in particular we wish to thank Mr. Nasaruddin Rahman and Mr. Fardy. To all the others, we thank them for their very strenuous efforts.

Finally, last but certainly not least, PSA wishes to emphasize its sincere and deep thanks to the Government of Malaysia and the many other academic and other institutions who provided the generous financial support for the 22nd Pacific Science Congress. Without that support, the meeting would not have been possible.

On behalf of the Pacific Science Council and Board, we thank all the hosts and organizers of the 22nd Pacific Science Congress for your outstanding generosity and hospitality, and we congratulate you on this very successful and important scientific meeting.

Terima kasih banyak.