WEDNESDAY, 9 DECEMBER – Two books published by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) were chosen as the recipients for the National Book Award 2014 in their respective categories.
The book entitled ‘Principles in Water Analysis for Environmental Science’ written by UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah was adjudged the winner in the Best General Book (Technical Category), at the prize presentation.
Whilst the book entitled ‘Atmosphere and Ocean: An Introduction to Marine Science’, the research results and written by a group of lecturers and researchers of the Borneo Marine Research Institute (IPMB), Than H. Aung, Madihah Jafar Sidik, Dr. Ejria Saleh and Muhammad Ali S. Hussein was nominated the winner in the Best General Book (Science Category).
Both books were chosen after being evaluated by professional panelists of the National Book Awards preceded by Head 1 National Writers Union (GAPENA), Professor Datuk Wira Dr. Abdul Latif Abu Bakar.
Both writers would be feted in a National Book Awards 2014 ceremony in conjunction with Malaysia Book Expo 2014 on 11 December at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. – MA (fl)
Media and Citra Division