UTM delegation visits Makassar [26-28 May 2010]

UTM delegation consists of Hadi Nur, Prof. Ahmad Kamal Idris (UTM Director of Marketing), Prof. Mohd Salleh Abu (UTM Dean of the Faculty of Education), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Nazri Muhamad Ludin (UTM Dean of Faculty of Built Environment) and Dr. Yusof Boon (UTM Head of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Education) pay an official visit to the office of South Sulawesi Province, Hasanuddin University and Makassar State University from 26 to 28 May 2010 to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding to be signed, tentatively, at the end of July 2010.

UTM delegation visits Makassar

During the meeting, the Secretary of the South Sulawesi province, Mr. Andi Muallim, described the philosophy of Bugis-Makassar people to solve problems — In Indonesian, he described as the philosophy of 3 ujung, namely:

1. Edge of tongue (ujung lidah): solving the problem with the diplomacy
2. Edge of Badik (ujung Badik). The Badik is a traditional dagger which originates from the coastal tribes of southern Sulawesi such as the Bugis and the Makasarese: this is the second approach, with a means of combating, if the diplomacy fails
3. Edge of penis (ujung kemaluan): and if both of the above approaches fail, the last approach is by marriage, so that both parties become a family.

It sounds very vulgar and sadistic but this is an interesting philosophy, because in reality, we can see these cultural influences in Malaysia. As evidence, the Sultan of Johor is a descendant of the Bugis.

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Hadi Nur

Currently, I and my family enjoy living in Johor Bahru area and are glad that we made the move.

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