Penang Regional Office Launch

The Penang Regional Office, housed in Wisma Behn Meyer, was officially opened by Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon on a sunny Thursday monring. It was attended by about 130 people, including state dignitaries andgovernment officials.

WOU was represented by Vice Chancellor Tan Sri Emeritus Prof Gajaraj Dhanarajan, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof Wong Tat Meng, and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Operations) Dr Seah Soo Aun. Wawasan Education Foundation chairman and Yeap Chor Ee Charitable and Endowment Trustee Dato’ Stephen Yeap Leong Huat also graced the event.

The interior of Wisma Behn Meyer, built in the late 1930s, was refurbished to cater to the working needs of the WOU staff and students who use the office. During the official opening, the office was decorated with the university’s signature green colour.

Wisma Behn Meyer - decorated in green.

Wisma Behn Meyer - decorated in green.

From left to right: Prof Wong, Prof Dhanarajan, Dr Koh, Dato' Stephen and Dr Seah.

From left to right: Prof Wong, Prof Dhanarajan, Dr Koh, Dato' Stephen and Dr Seah.

Dr Koh cuts the ribbon to officially open the Regional Office.

Dr Koh cuts the ribbon to officially open the Regional Office.

Prof Dhanarajan delivers his welcoming address.

Prof Dhanarajan delivers his welcoming address.

Dato' Stephen Yeap (right) symbolically hands over Wisma Behn Meyer to WOU witnessed by Dr Koh.

Dato' Stephen Yeap (right) symbolically hands over Wisma Behn Meyer to WOU witnessed by Dr Koh.

Dr Koh signs the plaque after the launch of the Regional Office. Looking on are Dato' Stephen Yeap and Prof Dhanarajan.

Dr Koh signs the plaque after the launch of the Regional Office. Looking on are Dato' Stephen Yeap and Prof Dhanarajan.

Dr Koh is given a tour of the Regional Office.

Dr Koh is given a tour of the Regional Office.

Dr Koh answers questions from the Press.

Dr Koh answers questions from the Press.