MONDAY, 24 FEBRUARY –
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) presented awards to seven journalists for their commitment and active involvement in providing coverage to the university throughout 2013.
Journalist from New Sabah Times, Nor Ain Hassan topped the list of recipients when she was selected as Sensational Reporter 2013.
It was followed by journalist from Utusan Borneo, Conniepearl Juil for Most Dedicated Journalist; Current Affairs journalist with the Broadcasting Department Sabah (RTM), Firdaus Abdullah (Choice Broadcast Journalist 2013) and New Straits Times Press photographer, Malai Rosma (Choice Photographer 2013).
Most Promising Journalist Award 2013 was won by Erdie Hazwan Abdul Wahid (Harian Metro), whilst Hisyamuddin Ayub from Utusan Malaysia as the Main Preferred Journalist 2013.
Another award presented was Choice UMS Alumni Category which was won by Maria Isek.
The award was presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International, Prof. Dr. Shariff A. K. Omang at the Media Night which was held at one of the leading hotels in Kota Kinabalu.
The ‘Paling Manang’ Reporter award was also presented that evening and it went to RTM TV Production Unit host, Shahirah Syazwani who was selected as the winner because of her stylish outfit worn that night which was themed ‘Red Carpet’.
Earlier, UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun bin Abdullah presented souvenirs to media representatives.
More than 100 media practitioners were present at the function. – SS (FL)
Media and Citra Division