Winners of essay competition named

(From left) Megan was represented by her father Chi On Keong, Ryanna Lynn, ESU Malaysia deputy chairman Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Berjaya Corporation executive director Datuk Zuraina Musa, ESU Malaysia chairman Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri Naquiah Tuanku Ja’afar, Veyrosshen and Neo at the prize presentation on Sunday.

THE winners of the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Malaysia’s Annual Essay Writing Competition in conjunction with the United Nations International Year of Sustaining Tourism for Develop-ment last year, have been named.

The winners in Category A are Veyrroshen Barathidasan who received RM750, Ryanna Lynn Rozhan Shariff (RM500) and Megan Chi Wing Yan (RM350). They also received certificates of merit.

Winners in Category B are Arif Ismail Ruslan who received RM500, Neo Xue Ern (RM300) and Nabilah Aisyah Mohd Nizar (RM150).

The essay topic was “Making Malaysia Asia’s Top Tourist Destination”.

The competition was open to all students in government and private schools or institutions in Malaysia.

It was divided into Category A for students aged between 16 and 18 years, and Category B for those aged from 13 to 15 years.

The essays were judged on good grammar, sentence structure and creative ideas.

A total of 250 eassays were received for the competition.

The competition was sponsored by Berjaya Corporation and supported by the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking.

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