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Persiaran Institut in Section 1, Shah Alam is renamed as Persiaran Tun Arshad Ayub. — Picture via FACEBOOK/SELANGOR ROYAL OFFICE

Selangor Sultan consents to name change of Persiaran Institut to Persiaran Tun Arshad Ayub

SHAH ALAM, June 23 — The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj has consented to the name change of Persiaran Institut in Section 1 here, to Persiaran Tun Arshad Ayub as an appreciation to the late Tun Arshad Ayub deeds.

The Selangor Royal Office on Facebook said the Sultan’s decree has been approved and will be enforced immediately by the state government through the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

“The renamed Persiaran involve a 1.62 kilometres stretch of road from the Bulatan Bistari in Section 2, which is at the main entrance of the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) up to the traffic light junction nearby the Universiti Selangor (Unisel) in Section 7, Shah Alam.

“The late Tun Arshad was the first director of the Institut Teknologi Mara (now UiTM) The move is to commemorate the services of Tun Arshad who was a respected educational figure and has contributed a lot to strengthening the higher education system in the country, especially UiTM,” the statement read.

He was the first director of ITM from 1967 to 1975.

Arshad, 93, died in a hospital on June 14, after being under treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) due to health issues.

Born in Muar, Johor, Arshad was also appointed the first chancellor of Inti International University Chancellor in 2013 and had also been the chairman of the Board of Directors of Universiti Malaya.

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