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Bernama wins big at MSOSH Media Awards 2021

25/11/2021 06:08 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25  -- The Malaysian News Agency (Bernama) emerged as the biggest winner at the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH) Media Awards 2021, here today.

Features Desk assistant editor Erda Khursyiah Basir and its two journalists Balkhis  Awang and Muhammad Basir Roslan bagged the top three spots for the Print Media and News Portal category, while Bernama Radio news producers Sri Wazni Asahar and Wan Shairil Azmir Wan Sharifuddin won the Radio Broadcasting Media and Online Radio category.

Balkhis topped the list with her article entitled 'Hukuman Lebih Berat Bela Pekerja Kemalangan Di Tempat Kerja' (Stiffer Penalty Needed for Workplace Safety Offences), Erda Khursyiah earned second place with 'Trauma COVID-19: Apa Peranan Pekerja, Majikan?' (COVID-19 Trauma: What’s The Role of Workers, Employers?), while Muhammad Basir bagged the third prize with 'Kluster Tempat Kerja: Ingkar SOP Perlu Hukuman Lebih Berat’ (Level of SOP-Compliance Among Factories Unsatisfactory – MSOSH).

Sri Wazni and Wan Shairil Azmir took home the second prize for producing ‘COVID-19: Selamatkah Tempat Kerja Anda?’ (COVID-19: Is Your Workplace Safe?) radio interview programme.

For both categories, the champion received RM2,500 cash prize, RM1,500 and RM1,000 for second and third place respectively.

The media award presentation is part of the 39th MSOSH Award 2021 that gives recognition to professionals, the industry as well as media practitioners concerning audit programmes and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues with the participation of 211 organisations.

The ceremony was streamed live on MSOSH official Facebook and Youtube channel.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Awang Hashim in his opening remark said efforts to promote the OSH agenda through various platforms would raise public awareness more comprehensively.

He said as outlined in the National OSH Policy, the government was committed to increasing efforts to empower workers’ safety and health at work or in public places.

Employers and organisations in the public and private sector, government-linked companies, as well as the small and medium industry, should support the government’s intention to empower the OSH agenda nationwide.


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