SMS Tuanku Munawir

Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Munawir (English: Tuanku Munawir Science School; abbreviated SASER; formerly known as Sekolah Menengah Sains Seremban), is an all-boys[1] boarding school located in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Established in February 2002, it is one of the best schools under the Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) and was awarded as the best school in Malaysia for the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014[2] and 2015[3] Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) result achievement.[4]

SM Sains Tuanku Munawir
TypeFully Residential School
MottoBerilmu Beriman Berbakti
Knowledgeable Believe Serve
FoundedFebruary 2002
School codeSMSTM (formerly SMSSr)
PrincipalDato’Haji Sabuddin bin Haji Sani D.B.N.S D.P.T A.N.S
GradesForm 1 to Form 5
GenderAll Male
Age range13 - 17
Number of studentsapprox. 500
ClassesAlfa, Beta, Delta, Epsilon
LanguageMalay, English
HousesTuah (Red), Lekir (Blue), Kasturi (Yellow), Jebat (Green)
Colour(s)     Blue
SloganSASER Namamu Teratas
AffiliationsSekolah Berasrama Penuh
High-performing Schools
AlumniSASER Old Boys' Association (SASEROBA)

In 2009, SASER became the first MOE's school to achieve a GPS for the SPM of below 1.0 which was 0.97. In SPM 2010, it created the best record for GPS SPM of below 0.9 which was 0.89. SASER also created a record in producing the highest number of candidates obtaining straight A+ in SPM 2010 with 16 students. The highest number of straight A+ in the history of SPM is held by Sekolah Tun Fatimah in SPM 2013 with 21 students.

The school's performance in the 2012 SPM is the second best among SBP's with GPS 1.06, behind Sekolah Seri Puteri.[5] In 2011 and 2013, SASER got 5th place among SBP's. The number one SBP for that year was Kolej Tunku Kurshiah and Sekolah Tun Fatimah respectively.

For SPM 2015, SASER once again maintain its success by being the top school in the whole of Malaysia

The school is widely known as SASER and a student of this school bears the name Saserian or Putera Saser.

In 2011, the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School title, a title awarded to schools that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, international recognition, network and linkages. The school is specialised in Innovation Team, Seni Tari Randai and Caklempong.


SASER was established officially in February 2002. The school uses the site and the abandoned school building of the Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak (SDAR) which had moved to the new premises at Sungai Gadut, Seremban. Works on upgrading the abandoned school building have been carried out with the overall cost of almost RM 600 000. The upgrading works were completed on 30 March 2002.

On 1 March 2002, the first principal of SASER, Tuan Haji Md Azam bin Atan registered to the school. The first group of teachers registered on 18 March 2002 and the second group registered on 20 March 2002 - a total of 26 people.

The Pioneer Saserians

Only 122 students registered in 2002 through two intakes as the first group of students in SASER history. The second group was registered in the year 2003 stood at more than 300 people through four intakes until the end of 2004. Only 155 remained until SPM 2003.

SASER Renamed

Sekolah Menengah Sains Seremban, which has been the country’s top residential school for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results, has been renamed Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Munawir. It is named after the ninth ruler of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Munawir Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who reigned from 5 April 1960 to 14 April 1967 and made educational gains in the state during his reign, and is the father of the present ruler Tuanku Muhriz. The declaration of the new name was made by HRH Tuanku Muhriz at the school's Dewan Putera.The name change also changed the school anthem,although the SASER acronym doesn't change.

Student Selection Criteria

Previously, only Form 4 students for the next school session are allowed to apply. The intake for form 1 students started in 2016. These are some minimum requirements to become a SASER student:

  • Achieving excellent results in Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) or Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3).
  • Have outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities.
  • Boys ONLY.


Co-curricular Achievements

List of Principals

  • Dato' Haji Azam bin Haji Mohd Atan (March 2002 - December 2003)
  • Tuan Haji Baharuddin bin Dato'Burhan (January 2004 - December 2004)
  • Tuan Haji Mohamad Kamaludin bin Taib (January 2005 - March 2008)
  • Dato' Haji Sabuddin bin Haji Sani (March 2008 – 16 September 2019)


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