Story: Malaysians and Singaporeans

Prominent Malaysians: Professor Mazlan Othman

Prominent Malaysians: Professor Mazlan Othman

Mazlan Othman studied physics at the University of Otago in the 1970s. She came on a Colombo Plan scholarship and was the first woman to gain a PhD in physics from the university. She went on to be director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna from 1999 to 2002.

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Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Malaysian arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015