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Yet another record by SM St Michael
Published on: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Penampang: Habitual record-breaker SM St Michael has notched yet another proud achievement in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for having collected the most number of old books.

The school collected 42,617 old books within a short period of time and broke a 5-year-old record set in Johor.

MBR Research Analyst Muhammad Shukri Hairon Nahar made the official announcement during a ceremony, Friday.

The target given to the mission school, which has 902 students, was beyond 36,000.

The old books were contributed by students, the school's Parents and Teachers Association, alumni and a long list of other contributors.

"This is a meaningful achievement for us because St Michael Penampang is an eco-school that advocates environment-friendly practices such as recycling," said school principal Jennifer Asing.

The school has entered its name in MBR since 2008 by having the largest collection of flower pots made from coconut shell.

The rest of the entries were largest collection of piggy banks made from newspapers (2010), largest aluminum cans collection (2009), biggest mudball-throwing event (2011), most number of fridge magnet made from recycled papers (2015) and most number of bookmarks made from recycled materials (2016).

The record-announcement ceremony was officiated by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau, who was represented by Penampang Barisan Nasional Chairman cum Upko Secretary-General Datuk Donald Mojuntin.

Also present were Penampang Education Officer Mojuntin Ebin, PTA chairman Datuk Philip Lasimbang and school board chairman Donald Malinggang. - Leonard Alaza

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