Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dr Sheikh Muszaphar's Research Work Patented; Quashes Perception He Was A Space Tourist

The results of one of Malaysia's five research works conducted at the International Space Station (ISS) last year has been patented by other countries - proof that the country can make a significant contribution to the world in the field of science and research.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Maximus Ongkili said the results of protein crystallisation, research headed by Prof Dr Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman of Unitersiti Putra Malaysia, has been patented not only by Malaysia but also in Europe, the United States and Japan.

"The findings on protein crystallisation is of industrial importance and we expect a lot of companies including those dealing in pharmaceutical, food supplement and oleo-chemical to benefit from this.

"This is certainly a milestone for Malaysia and it quashes the perception that Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor was a space tourist. He is a true Angkasawan and we have proven our ability in conducting world-class research," he told reporters Tuesday after opening a workshop on micro-gravity sciences.

Maximus said the workshop would look into the results of other research work and would later present the findings to the Cabinet for it to decide on the future of the country's space programme. (The Star Online)

***** Malaysia Boleh!



Blogger Jed Yoong said...


I will win a Nobel prize for my "experiments" conducted in my kitchen too..A HA HA HA HA HA HA H

The hypothesis is Maggi MEe Kari flavour + Asam flavour if boiled at the right temperature with the right pressure conditions will turn into GOLD!!!!!

5:48 PM GMT+8  
Blogger WY Kam 甘永元 said...


read the link above. i hope you re sarcastic.

6:36 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is "siok sendiri". BN govt is most stupid to send this stupid Arab descendant as a space tourist. This joker was even bestowed with a Dato.

Its a national disgrace!

6:47 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous perlisan said...

Thank you for the link, wy kam!

These BN politicians are damn thick skinned to claim credit for that space tourist & their space tourism program.

Anyway, BRAVO to our Prof Dr Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman of Unitersiti Putra Malaysia.

12:30 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


this link does not work anymore, why? Closed by the government?

1:28 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Play badminton can also be a dato (Damn stupid state govt to give the award). Get money lor. Plus pension 3.000 a month ooo. So young 23.

4:03 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous White said...

We should be proud for him since he's carrying Malaysia name into the international market.
Why do we have to throw silly remarks to him?.. He has done nothing but made Malaysia proud.

4:18 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

Hahahaha! Hey White, we paid Billions to the Russians to sedn this "tourist" to space.
Made Malaysia proud?!
Hahahahahahaha! Ya rite!!!!!

10:02 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Purple Haze said...

Prof Dr Raja Noor Zaliha (and by extension Malaysia) would still have been able to patent the research findings by outsourcing that to one of the space mission specialists.

I believe the credit goes to the researcher and not the person performing the experimentations.

Hence, outsourcing this could have brought the same recognition with lower cost.

But, I stand corrected if I am wrong in this assessment.

10:34 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

Purple Haze,

Yes, you are correct. The Researcher should get the credit. He/she did all the work. Unfortunately he/she did not get the chance for a free "ride" to Space.
So now, Datuk Space Toursit gets all the praise & credit.
I wonder what this Pfoffesor is feeling like now?!

9:42 AM GMT+8  
Blogger dano said...

UMNO spinning their fables again! What a shitload of crap!

11:38 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous vj said...

'The results of one of Malaysia's five research works conducted at the International Space Station (ISS) last year has been patented by other countries'

Why was is patented by other countries when it the bill was footed by Malaysians? It only makes the country look like an international doormat

7:38 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Nutella said...

yeah and pigs can fly. Stupid... my PhD research is better than this. Wasting malaysian's money. He made malaysia proud???? You've got to be kidding me.

7:53 AM GMT+8  

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