Scholar, activist among those honoured by UN


KUALA LUMPUR: Scholar Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, activist and The Star's columnist Zainah Anwar and founders of Dignity for Children Foundation were honoured with the United Nations Award 2019.

UN resident coordinator for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Stefan Priesner, said they were given the honour for their outstanding contributions under the respective categories of sustainability, human rights and leaving no one behind (inclusivity and wellbeing for all), as outlined in UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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