15 June 2024

Hasmahzaiti Omar


Kurang bersyukurkah mereka?

Tugas kita sebagai manusia hanyalah terus berusaha untuk mencapai sesuatu matlamat tanpa perlu terlalu memikirkan hasil akhirnya. Apabila kita terlalu memikirkan hasil akhir sesuatu perkara berkemungkinan akan menjadi penghalang untuk mencapai sesuatu.

The kind blood

It's easy to promise ourselves that we will give when we have more – more money, more time, more energy. But in reality, if giving is not part of our habit, it becomes increasingly difficult to do, no matter how much we have. By making giving a personal habit, we ensure that generosity becomes a natural part of our life.

Berganding bahu capai kampus neutral karbon menjelang 2030

Seramai 50 orang pelajar ijazah sarjana muda Universiti Malaya (UM) terdiri daripada pelbagai latar belakang pengajian telah terpilih dalam program khas dalam membantu mengenal pasti dan menyelesaikan masalah berkaitan kelestarian di kampus. Ini merupakan sebahagian daripada projek tahun akhir yang wajib dilaksanakan oleh mereka.

Our body’s mirror

Your mouth is a fine mirror to your body’s health. It has been reported that, about 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations such as mouth ulcers, blisters, polyps, swollen gums, and other gum issues.

Addressing economic challenges of an ageing Malaysian population

The implementation of various strategies, including pension system reform, private savings promotion, healthcare system strengthening, enhanced elderly care services, social inclusion promotion, and development of an integrated ageing policy, can assist Malaysia in effectively managing the economic and social consequences of an ageing population while maintaining a high standard of living for its senior citizens.


“If you are not sure of your academic direction, don’t worry. Be true to your intentions, and work hard wherever you are,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasmahzaiti Omar when met at the Institute of Biological Sciences recently.

This KL-born originally intended to pursue her education in engineering, following the footsteps of her sister. But because of her passion in fundamental sciences, especially biology, she changed her direction towards ecology and biodiversity. She did her undergraduate degree at UMS, followed by masters and PhD degrees in UKM and UM, respectively.

Apart from her work on mammals, Dr. Zaiti is currently in charge of UM’s Zoology Museum. Unknown to a lot of people, the museum actually has the largest zoology collection from colonial times in the country. It still has an exhibit dated 1908, presumably transferred from the Raffles College!

If you would like to discuss your future career options in biology, or just curious between the differences of shrews, mice, and squirrels (not much actually!), you are more than welcome to drop her an email at zaiti_1978@um.edu.my

Preferably during breakfast over a nice cup of hot coffee and nasi lemak, ya?

Dr. Zaiti at Universiti Malaya’s Zoology Museum (Photo by Mohd. Yani Alias for PPP)