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SEPANG, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- Three students of Maktab Rendah Sains Mara

(MRSM) Terendak did the country proud when they won a gold medal at the

International Youth Invention Exhibition in Taiwan, recently.

This was the first time MRSM Terendak attained such success at the

international level since it was established 29 years ago.

The college has 266 male and 398 female students with most of their parents

Armed Forces officers or personnel.

The college''s principal Noor Hassan Hussan said the achievement was

unexpected even though the students were highly motivated to win.

According to him, their creation which used salt or sea water as an

alternative energy source not only won the gold medal but also drew attention

from certain companies to purchase the patent rights.

-- MORE

MRSM-MEDAL 2 (LAST) SEPANG

Noor Hassan said the three students were Muhammad Dhiyauddin Asyraf Abdul

Jalal, Mohd Syafiq Abdul Aziz and Mohamad Nazmi Mohamad Norrizal, all aged 17.

They produced salt cell batteries that had high endurance compared to the

dry cell batteries available in the market.

The students were accompanied by two teachers, Wan Rohila Wan Hassan

and Mohd Firdause Abdul Razak.

Muhammad Dhiyauddin said they took about three months to conduct experiments

and build a prototype that was required to participate in the exhibition.

He said the team took various initiatives including seeking advice from an

expert from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM) for their project.

"We managed to prove the greatness of Malaysia''s children in the eyes of the

world," he said.

-- BERNAMA

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