2008 Inaugural Merdeka Award Recipients Announced

The 2008 Inaugural Merdeka Awards recipients were announced yesterday.

I’ll let you read the announcement in The Star.

The interesting thing here is that no award was given for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. This signals the extremely high standards of evaluation for potential recipients which is a great thing.

The Recipients are:

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Merdeka Award

‘The Merdeka Award was established by its Founders, namely ExxonMobil, PETRONAS and Shell, on the 27th August 2007. It is an award that aims to recognise and reward Malaysians and non-Malaysians who have made outstanding contribution to the people of Malaysia in their respective fields.

It is named the Merdeka Award to commemorate the true spirit of independence which transcends the conventional definition of national sovereignty. It explores the liberation of the mind and spirit – factors which foster the realisation of human potential and the pursuit of excellence. The Merdeka Award aims at the encouragement of going beyond the ordinary and of stretching beyond comfort zones aspiring to create a new mindset among Malaysians.

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Featured Architecture – Petronas Twin Towers

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