Prof. Dr. Muhammad Haji Salleh is a well-known Malaysian national laureate, especially for his satirical poems. More than 900 students and academics of the Faculty of Languages and Communication (FBK) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) attended the academic lecture given by him on November 20, 2017 in the Main Hall of al-Muktafi Billah Shah, UniSZA.
The academic lecture that lasted 2 hours was filled with various useful messages to the students. His main message was that students need to study literature in order to know about their culture and roots. The attendees were later presented with the poem recitals performed by a group of students of the Faculty of Languages and Communication, the poems composed by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Haji Salleh himself. The event ended at 11.30 a.m., and mainly the academics and students of UniSZA expressed their excitement for the opportunities given to meet this well-known Malaysian national laurate face to face and to listen to his outstanding academic lecture.