TUFS Student Awarded Second Prize in International Malay Speech Contest
December 14, 2021
The Prime Minister’s Cup International Malay Speech Contest 2021 was held on November 23–29, 2021, at the University of Technology Malaysia in the state of Johor. TAKAHASHI Hana (School of International and Area Studies, Southeast Asia Region/Malay 4th year) and UCHIDA Mina (School of Language and Culture Studies, Southeast Asia Region/Malay 4th year) participated in the official contest in Malaysia after getting through online preliminary sessions. Ms. Takahashi advanced to the finals and was awarded second place in the International Category. The final was broadcast live on TV1 in Malaysia and Facebook.
Comments from the prizewinner:
I am extremely happy to have been awarded second place in the Prime Minister’s Cup International Malay Speech Contest. It was an honor to be able to go to Malaysia under strict COVID-prevention measures and participate in this contest, as this was something I had wanted to do since I entered TUFS. The theme of my speech was “The importance of valuable education for global development and harmony.” I want to thank my instructors, peers from the Malay program, Ms. Uchida whose participation encouraged me, and my family and friends who cheered me on from Japan. I want to especially thank Mr. Faridah for his thorough advice since the August preliminary sessions.