KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is scheduled to be the guest of honour of the Malaysian Press Night 2016 on May 20. In a statement issued here today, the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) said Ahmad Zahid who is also Home Minister, will present awards to winners of the MPI Petronas Malaysian Journalism Awards 2015, including two major prizes. The competition drew 438 entries in various languages from the media.
The 18 categories include five new ones, namely best front page design, best infographic, best editorial cartoon, best portal reporting and best radio reporting. Winners of each category will take home RM10,000 while the journalist who wins the main Kajai Award will receive RM30,000, a trophy and a certificate. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak is also expected to attend the event due to be held in a hotel here.