Today I went to see the Dean of Kulliyyah of Science and the Head of Department of Biomedical Science to tell them my decision:
I want to withdraw from the Academic Fellowship offer by IIUM
because I have decided that I'm taking the road not taken;
working as a Research Executive in Yayasan Ilmuwan.
It was a hard decision. It was even harder to leave IIUM. But the hardest of all is to break people's heart.
I am very sorry for everyone who has been supportive all these years with me. Thanks for the trust and faith you all have put on me but decision has been made and no turning back.
However, it doesn't mean this is the end of my relationship with IIUM. In fact, working with Yayasan Ilmuwan would encourage me to build up networks with other companies and sectors. And of course IIUM could be one them. Hey, should you need any assistance in services like research, consultancy, training, publication and event management, contact me. Maybe I can help in any possible ways? :)
Wish me all the best with my new life and career.