We are deeply saddened to hear of the lost of Dr Ahmad Hasnan bin Abdullah, a member of the psychiatric fraternity today. Our heartfelt condolences to family and those close to him for this.admin2023-09-09T15:14:51+08:00
We are deeply saddened to hear of the lost of Dr Ahmad Hasnan bin Abdullah, a member of the psychiatric fraternity today. Our heartfelt condolences to family and those close to him for this.
A beloved son, a good friend, a respected colleague…
We pray for blessings upon his soul and may the Almighty give the family patience and ease to pass through these trials.
Malaysian Psychiatric Association.
Dr Ahmad Hasnan was a quiet person but is very knowledgeable. His had interests in psychotherapy and working with patients with personality disorders. He was well-liked by everyone and had contributed a lot during his time in the department. He will be missed tremendously.
Message from the Head of Psychiatric Department, Hospital Temerloh.
Tribute to Professor Dr. Philip George Parikial (1962-2022)admin2023-02-01T14:19:51+08:00
Tribute to Professor Dr. Philip George Parikial (1962-2022)
Professor Philip George was born on 28th October 1962 and had his early education in Toronto and later in Ipoh when his father returned and was posted as a veterinary surgeon. He continued his higher education in the University of Mangalore in Manipal and came back and served in the Ministry of Health in Ipoh. He then entered the Masters’ Program in the National University of Malaysia and subspecialised in Addiction Psychiatry, having worked in Canberra and later Kuala Lumpur upon his return. Other than private practice in his spare time, his last posts in the International Medical University were that of Head of Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean. He passed away on 25th November 2022.
From someone who was a senior we looked up to in university, to the ‘pull’ who enticed many of us to venture into the field of psychiatry and to the mentor who kept re-affirming that kindness, humility and work ethics mattered most in our vocation, he consistently exuded his innate gift of making everyone around him feel special. He had patience like no other and was non-judgemental, always analysing before acting on his emotions – truly a learning curve and trial for many an impatient clinician he inspired. His stamina for delivery of garnered knowledge was bar none and he had turned up without fail at the recording studio of the radio channel LiteFM weekly to talk about mental health.
Other than his professional workplace commitments, Professor Philip had in the course of his career worked for and achieved many milestones. His passion was Addiction Medicine and he was on the committee of the Addiction Medicine Association of Malaysia and a pioneer trainer for the National Drug Substitution Therapy group. He was active in the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, the Manipal Alumni Association of Malaysia where he was one of the founding editors of its Manipal Alumni Health and Science Journal. He was also a past president of the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society and the guiding voice in having the Psychiatry Chapter of the College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia formed and thereafter instrumental in fostering an on-going collaboration with the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.
He had also contributed many scholarly articles to numerous scientific journals and was a keen supporter of the Malaysian Medical Association (but an even more ardent supporter of Liverpool Football Club!). Unbeknownst to many of us, his contributions extended further with charitable endeavours to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Monfort Boys Home and the Malaysian Catholic Doctors’ Association, both in pro-bono and financial capacities. Despite accolades received, Professor Philip remained humble at all times, a virtue he unknowingly propagated for the rest of us to imbibe, emulate and re-propagate again. His life mission of prioritising other’s happiness and well-being before his was a truly endearing quality.
We will all miss the wonderful moments shared with him, the build-up to conferences, the research, scientific articles and thence publications, and basically just working with him in academia and being guided by the ideas and wisdom he selflessly shared…and not forgetting his efforts to keep us all socially connected during the pandemic, being the one who was always in favour of fraternity support groups. Mere words cannot describe the devastating loss we colleagues and countless other patients and friends feel – our profession may have lost an esteemed psychiatrist but many of us have also lost a most kind, giving and valuable friend, probably the best as it gets.
In closing, we are constantly reminded of what Sarah mentioned at his wake if we find ourselves about to judge or get angry with someone: “Stop! Think what Philip would do.” May Professor Philip rest in peace and may his family – his wife Dr. Susan, daughter Rachel and ‘adopted’ son Miles, father Dr. George, brother Dr. Martin, sister Sarah and brothers-in-law Dr. Paul, George and Lew – have the strength to get through this difficult period. Many thanks for all the lessons in life, undoubtedly thankfully received and will henceforth be faithfully applied.
by Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family of Professor Dr Philip Georgeadmin2022-11-26T14:28:04+08:00
On behalf of Malaysian Psychiatric Association and psychiatric fraternity of Malaysia, we express our deepest condolences on the passing of Prof. M Parameshwara Deva.
Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the passing of this great man.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his beloved families, friends, colleagues and students.
The loss of Prof Deva, as we fondly called him, is the loss to our fraternity. His dedication, passion and zeal as one of the founding fathers of psychiatry in Malaysia is exemplary. His spirit of endeavour will always remain with us.
May our condolences bring to his family comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to our annual event. With the hardships faced in life and practice over the last few years, let us regroup for the advancement of the service and our brotherhood.
The MCPM will be in September! It will be a wonderful occasion to meet in a relaxed and informal gathering. We know it would be an occasion for everyone to reconnect and re-energize with the program planned by the committee.
Based on the feedback received last year we hope to incorporate several changes to the program. We will improve the quality of our plenary sessions, accommodating to the local scenario. We will boost our jam-packed symposiums making it exciting and not stressful attending a national conference.
Let us empower and energize all of you as we always do. We will provide the opportunity of sharing through the talks while maintaining the light-hearted banter moments among
Our theme for this year, EMBRACING DIVERSITY, EMPOWERING COMMUNITY
Look out for further information about the conference on the Malaysian Psychiatric Association website: https://www.psychiatry-malaysia.org/ or for other enquiries :
What does it mean? We want the esteemed speakers to make it spark in the vibrating environment the MCPM will provide.
We work hard to make it worthwhile for all you.
See you all there! So, book your dates …. NOW!
Dr Ahmad Rostam Md Zin
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family of Professor Hasanah Che Ismail, Consultant psychiatrist/Senior lecturer and former HOD of Department of Psychiatry University Science Malaysia (USM)Ena Thang2021-10-26T01:56:31+08:00
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family of Professor Hasanah Che Ismail, Consultant psychiatrist/Senior lecturer and former HOD of Department of Psychiatry University Science Malaysia (USM).
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that one of our highly respected Consultant psychiatrist, Professor Hasanah Che Ismail has passed away this morning. She was the Head of Department and senior lecturer in University Science Malaysia (USM) before she retired. She was a great teacher and a great friend to many of us. It is a great loss to the Psychiatry fraternity.
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Professor Hasanah’s family in this difficult time.
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family of Dr Subramaniam Muttukumaru, Consultant Psychiatrist and former Director of Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that one of our highly respected psychiatrist, Dr Subramaniam Muttukumaru has passed away and his funeral has taken place on 24th May 2020 with the attendance of immediate family members.
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Dr Subramaniam’s family in this difficult time.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Professor Tan Eng Seong passed away on November 13th, 2019.
He was the first Malaysian psychiatrist to head the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Malaya. He has contributed greatly to the development of psychiatry in our country particularly in the training of psychiatrist in the early days whereby University of Malaya was the pioneer of postgraduate training for psychiatry. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Professor Tan’s family.
It is with great sadness, we would like to convey the passing of Dr Badi’ah Yahya, the Director of Hospital Permai in Hospital Serdang early this morning. May her soul rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers for the family in this difficult time.
It is with much sorrow and sadness that we wish to inform that Dr. Mohd Nasir Bin Abdul Kadir, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, passed away last night, 31st May 2012. MPA and its committee express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his wife and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May Dr. Mohd Nasir rest in peace and be remembered forever for his valuable contribution to the field of psychiatry and the lives of patients.
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Associate Professor Dr. Ruzanna ZamZam, Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, who passed away this morning. It is with much sorrow and sadness that we inform about the passing of our beloved friend, colleague and fellow committee member Associate Professor Dr. Ruzanna ZamZam. Dr. Ruzanna passed away this morning 16th January 2012 at 6.40am. MPA and its committee express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May Associate Professor Dr. Ruzanna ZamZam rest in peace and be remembered forever for her valuable research and contributions to the field of psychiatry and her commitment to the best care of her patients. Yours Sincerely, MPA Committee Malaysian Psychiatric Association
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family of the late Dr. Hj Mohd Daud Dalip, Vice President of MPAEna Thang2021-10-26T01:52:01+08:00
It is with much sorrow and sadness that we wish to inform that Dr. Hj Mohd Daud Dalip, Vice President of MPA and close friend and colleague, tragically passed away last night, 30th June 2011, and has now been brought back to Malacca for the prayers. MPA and its committee express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his wife and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May Dr. Hj Mohd Daud Dalip rest in peace and be remembered forever for his valuable and tireless commitment to educate and make improvements to the field of psychiatry and the lives of patients. Yours Sincerely, MPA Committee Malaysian Psychiatric Association
MPA extends our sincere condolences to the family of the late Pn Halijah, wife of Prof. Hussain Habil, former President of MPAEna Thang2021-10-26T01:51:57+08:00
It is with much sorrow and sadness that MPA wish to inform that Pn Halijah, wife of Prof. Hussain Habil, former President of MPA, passed away last night, 5th December 2010. MPA and its committee express our deepest condolences to Prof. Hussain and his family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Yours Sincerely, MPA Committee Malaysian Psychiatric Association
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