Essay competition on unity

THE Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) and Star Media Group are jointly organising a Merdeka Essay Competition for students to reflect on their thinking of Malaysia @60 and to write their views and perspectives on promoting national unity and moderation.

In a joint statement, Asli CEO Tan Sri Michael Yeoh and Star Media Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said the competition will enable the younger generation to share their ideas on national unity and moderation.

“We need to allow the younger generation a voice to articulate their aspirations for the future of Malaysia as we head towards 2050,” they said in a statement.

The essay competition is open to Malaysian students aged between 16 and 21, who are registered in school or college/university. The essays must be at least 1,000 words and written in English.

The Star will publish the winning essays while Asli will be giving away RM10,000 worth of cash prizes.

For the college or university category, the first prize is RM3,000 while that for the second and third places are RM2,000 and RM1,000. First prize winners for secondary school students is RM1,500, followed by RM1,000 (second prize) and RM500 (third prize).

The essays should be submitted to the Essay Competition Secretariat in Asli, 1718 Jalan Ledang, off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, 50480 Kuala Lumpur by Sept 15.

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