UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) celebrated triple success, for the second consecutive year, when three books published by UUM Press were selected as winners of national book awards, under three different categories, at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on 2 May 2017.
A brainchild of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, the book entitled ‘Merafak Sembah Menjunjung Kasih: Tiga Dasawarsa Menaungi Kecemerlangan’ (With Utmost Fealty and Humblest Pledge of Allegiance: Three Decades under the Auspices of Excellence), won the Best Biography Book Award.
The book entitled ‘Dikir Barat: Seni Hiburan Rakyat’ (Dikir Barat: The People’s Entertainment Art), by Lim Swee Tin and Mohd Sulhie Yusof, received the Best Arts and Creativity Book Award, while the book entitled ‘Pengurusan Pusaka Islam di Malaysia: Teori dan Pengiraan’ (Islamic Inheritance Management in Malaysia: Theory and Calculation), by Nasri Naiimi, a lecturer at the Islamic Business School (IBS), won the Best Islamic Book Award.
The awards were presented by the Minister of Education, Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid, on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The National Book Awards Ceremony, which was organised by the National Book Development Foundation and attended by more than 300 practitioners in the industry such as authors, publishers, and prominent figures in publishing, was held to honour and recognise the invaluable contributions of the personnel working behind the scenes in the Malaysian book industry.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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