Awards for outstanding young Malaysians on Nov 4

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/4/22/nation/14022192&sec=nation

Saturday April 22, 2006

Awards for outstanding young Malaysians on Nov 4

KUALA LUMPUR: The Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards (TOYM) 2006, which formally recognises young people who excel in their fields and their various achievements, will be presented on Nov 4.

Judges’ director Albert Yong said the awards ceremony would be held at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Centre here.

It is a very prestigious award and the honourees get a chance to represent Malaysia in The Outstanding Young Person Awards an international version organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI), a leadership and development organisation, Yong said.

Our honourees last year included Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, violinist Joanne Yeoh and actress Angelica Lee.

Yong also represents the Junior Chamber Kuala Lumpur Mandarin (JCKLM), a JCI chapter, which had been the organiser of TOYM for the last five years and had earned the awards a place in the Malaysian Book of Records as the first national awards to achieve ISO9000 certification.

All the funding for this year’s awards have been from JCKLM, so we hope that other companies and organisations would be able to help us by supporting us in any way possible.

We really appreciate The Star’s support and participation this year. It has helped us create awareness of this annual national project which is still relatively unknown, he added.

The awards is open to nominees aged 18 to 40 and any outstanding young Malaysian can be nominated by any individual, association or institution by submitting a pre-entry form at http://www.toym.com.

The full nomination form has to be submitted before June 15.

For more information, contact Alexis Choo at 016-331 7812 or e-mail him at effigen@po.jaring.my.