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Rukun Negara Oratory Competition targets 3,000 participants

23/06/2022 09:55 PM

MELAKA, June 23 (Bernama) -- The National Level Rukun Negara Oratory Competition for The Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka 2022 Cup which will take place on Sept 15, targets some 3,000 entries in six categories with a total cash prizes of over RM40,000 on offer.

Melaka Unity, Community Relations, Labour and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman, Ngwe Hee Sem said the six categories to be contested are public, non-Malay, institutions of higher learning (IPT), secondary school, secondary schools, primary schools as well as a new category for civil servants.

He said the competition was to give exposure to the people and the younger generation so that they have a better understanding of the meaning of Rukun Negara as the basis of unity and identity of Keluarga Malaysia (the Malaysian Family) apart from nurturing and improving the public's understanding about the principles of the Rukun Negara.

“Currently, we have received more than 1,000 entries for the secondary and primary school categories since participation opened on June 13. The number of entries is expected to continue to increase until the closing date of entries on July 15.

"The competition is open to the general public in Malaysia and this time, a new category has been introduced namely for civil servants,” he told a press conference here today.

Also present was the Advisor of the competition, Datuk Radhuana Salleh, and the competition director, Datuk Prof Baharudin Puteh.

Ngwe said for the non-Malay category, participation is open to all Malaysians who are non-Malays aged 20 and above while for the public it is open to all Malaysians aged 18 and above.

 He said for the IPT category, participation is open to all IPT students while for the secondary and primary schools categories participation is in pairs.

“Participants will have to submit a video of their speech and the entry will go through two screenings before advancing to the finals. The finals will be held at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC).

“A total of five participants for each category will advance to the finals and in addition to the cash prizes, the winners will also receive a trophy, a book, and a certificate. Each category will have five winners, namely champion, runner-up, third, and two consolation prizes," he added.


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