WEDNESDAY, 23 DECEMBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) participation in the Malaysian Universities Cultural Council Theatre Festival (MAKUM) brought home three awards this year.
The six-day festival finally picked UMS student, Shahril Latief as the winner for the Best Promising Actor through ‘Dewan Persidangan’.
UMS also received the Special Jury Award and Best Costume Award through its S.T.A.G.E Production.
Commenting on the participation in the festival, UMS Theatre Lecturer, Sharifuddin Zainal said, through the theatrical titles contested, it had indirectly provided some input to the audience especially university students who were the pioneers of the development of theatre arts in the universities in particular.
“Through these titles, it also acts as a branch of criticism and audience mind shift towards positivity,” he said.
The overall champion at the festival was Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), runner-up was Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) whilst University Malaya (UM) was third.
Besides UMS, UPM, USM and UM, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) also entered the Finals. - (fl)
Source: Norhana Nordin, HEPA
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