1. friends from the press (L-R): Ili Aqilah, Luqman Hakim, Khaleeja & Rosli Mansor

1. friends from the press (L-R): Ili Aqilah, Luqman Hakim, Khaleeja & Rosli Mansor

It was an evening to remember when, for the first time, the Perak Farmers’ Organisation collaborated with Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Media Perak to hold a media awards ceremony for media representatives based in Perak. It was to appreciate the hard work of the press in providing coverage for agricultural stories in the state.

2. Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin bin Raja Omar, Chairman of Pertubuhan Peladang Negeri Perak, who is also adviser to Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Media Perak

2. Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin bin Raja Omar, Chairman of Pertubuhan Peladang Negeri Perak, who is also adviser to Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Media Perak

3. Mya Herry

3. Mya Herry

It was particularly meaningful for veteran journalist, Haji Abu Bakar Sidek Bin Hashim, 75, when he was presented with a Special Award where the prize package came with a goat, besides RM500 cash, a trophy and certificate of appreciation.

4. Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin serves media friends

4. Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin serves media friends

5. in a joyous mood

5. in a joyous mood

Going by the byline of Abu Bakar Al Sidek, he had worked as a journalist during the terms of four Sultan of Perak and eight Menteri Besar Perak.

6. Nicky (NSTP) takes a wefie with Mazian from the Lost World of Tambun

6. Nicky (NSTP) takes a wefie with Mazian from the Lost World of Tambun

7. Asliza Musa receives the Special Award on behalf of veteran journalist, Haji Abu Bakar Sidek Bin Hashim

7. Asliza Musa receives the Special Award on behalf of veteran journalist, Haji Abu Bakar Sidek Bin Hashim

Retired in 1996 from Utusan Melayu, he has continued to involve himself in the world of reporting by stringing for Harian Metro and Berita Harian. Haji Abu Bakar Sidek was represented by his colleague, Asliza Musa, in receiving the award.

8. top five winners of the karaoke competition

8. top five winners of the karaoke competition

9. winner of the karaoke competition, Munir, displays his vocal prowess once again, backed by a live band with Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin on drums

9. winner of the karaoke competition, Munir, displays his vocal prowess once again, backed by a live band with Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin on drums

The evening also saw the presentation of media accolades for four categories: Radio, Photography, Television and Print Media. Submissions were all related to the theme of agriculture.

10. award winners for (clockwise from top left): radio, photography, television & print media

10. award winners for (clockwise from top left): radio, photography, television & print media

Here’s the list of winners:

Radio:
3rd – Fauzi Rosli (RTM)
2nd – DJ Sharidah (Perak FM)
1st – DJ Miem (Perak FM)

Photography:
3rd – L. Manimaran (NSTP)
2nd – Ting Choo Hing (Sin Chew Daily)
1st – Farhan Najib (The Malay Mail)

Television:
3rd – Stanley Nelson (Astro Awani)
2nd – Mohd. Izzuan Ishak (RTM)
1st – Nor Ain Abu Bakar (RTM)

Print Media:
3rd – Ani Awang (Bernama)
2nd – Noor’ainon Mohamed Yusof & Normawati Adnan (Sinar Harian)
1st – Shamsul Kamal Amarudin (Berita Harian)

11. entertainment with Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin on drums

11. entertainment with Dato’ Raja Ahmad Zainuddin on drums

12. entertainment by media representatives: NSTP's Nicky (L) & Harian Metro's Nor Raidah Awang (R)

12. entertainment by media representatives: NSTP’s Nicky (L) & Harian Metro’s Nor Raidah Awang (R)

The few hundred guests and specially invited guests were feted to a scrumptious buffet, besides entertainment in the form of a live band, guest artistes plus performances by those within the media circle.

13. guest artiste Datin Alyah

13. guest artiste Datin Alyah

14. lucky draw prize winners + Gigi as Best Themed Costume (top left photo)

14. lucky draw prize winners + Gigi as Best Themed Costume (top left photo)

The event was made all the more exciting with tens of lucky draw prizes being given away, from household electrical appliances to holiday packages, including a refrigerator, television set and a cruise to Phuket on Star Cruises.

15. some of the images entered in the photography contest

15. some of the images entered in the photography contest

Event: Perak Farmers’ Organisation Media Awards Night 2016
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 9th Sept, 2016
Time: 8pm

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