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M’sian students win top spot at International Standards Olympiad competition in South Korea.

M’sian students win top spot at International Standards Olympiad competition in South Korea.

Tasneem Nazari

Three Malaysian students from the Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi (SBPI) Tun Abdul Razak in Pekan, Pahang won the top award during the recent 14th International Standards Olympiad in Anseong, South Korea.

Farhah Batrisyia Abdul Rahim, Nur Amalina Diyana Azman and Nur Isyirah Zulkafli together with their teacher Rose Nabiella Muhd Rusli bagged the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Award, including a cash prize of KRW2000,000 (RM6,958.33) for their performance.

Picture credit: SBPI Tun Abdul Razak

Nine countries, including China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Peru and Singapore took part in the competition.

According to the International Trade and Industry Ministry, the SBPI Tun Abdul Razak team defeated 48 other teams to win the top spot.


Besides them, another team from Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Terengganu, Kuala Berang, Terengganu represented Malaysia too.

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They managed to win the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) Special Award for good performance in standards/technical document writing, oral presentation and teamwork spirit.

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The International Standards Olympiad requires students between the ages of 13 to 18 put their knowledge of technology and science to the test.

The competition, organised by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) and the Korean Standard Association (KSA) tested the teams on their knowledge of and understanding of International Standards from a theoretical perspective, creativity, and scientific and technical knowledge.

FYI, common international standards that affect us most in our daily lives include the metric system for measurements, the calendar and clocks for dates and time, Unicode in electronic communication, traffic lights and many others.

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Participants in the Upper School Category were required to produce a standard based on the topic: “Robots for Household use – Performance Critera and Related Test Methods for Dry Cleaning Robot”.

Meanwhile participants in the Middle School Category were challenged to produce a standard based on the topic: “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – Performance Criteria and Test Method of Camera Drone”.


We don’t quite understand what the competition is about but super proud of the Malaysian teams for winning their awards!

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