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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s the list of winners:
3rd – Fauzi Rosli (RTM)
2nd – DJ Sharidah (Perak FM)
1st – DJ Miem (Perak FM)
3rd – L. Manimaran (NSTP)
2nd – Ting Choo Hing (Sin Chew Daily)
1st – Farhan Najib (The Malay Mail)
3rd – Stanley Nelson (Astro Awani)
2nd – Mohd. Izzuan Ishak (RTM)
1st – Nor Ain Abu Bakar (RTM)
3rd – Ani Awang (Bernama)
2nd – Noor’ainon Mohamed Yusof & Normawati Adnan (Sinar Harian)
1st – Shamsul Kamal Amarudin (Berita Harian)
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.
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.
Event: Perak Farmers’ Organisation Media Awards Night 2016
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 9th Sept, 2016
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