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LETTER | Winners of Dong Zong’s 'Embrace Diversity' essay writing competition

LETTER | We are glad to announce that 11 pieces have been chosen as winners in the “Embrace Diversity” essay writing competition organised by Dong Zong. Each of winner will be awarded a certificate and a cash reward.

In the era of globalisation, the diversity of Malaysia is further enriched by an influx of migrant communities, such as migrant workers, refugees and immigrants.

We are different yet that makes Malaysia unique. The senses of respect, appreciation, tolerance and inclusiveness are essential in maintaining our multicultural society.

Under this circumstance, Dong Zong has initiated an essay writing competition with the aim of tackling racism, stigma, prejudice and xenophobia in the country. Through writing and sharing, we hope to recall the goodness of people and society to build solidarity and a harmonious nation.

The competition was launched from August until the middle of September 2020 and received overwhelmed responses from the public. After a thorough selection process, the organiser has selected at least three best pieces from each language category.

The winners will receive an event certificate and cash reward. Nevertheless, all the eligible participants will be given an event certificate and book voucher as a token of appreciation. The list of winners are:

Bahasa Malayu: (Three pieces selected)

Jane Ho Mei Ying, student, “Semarakkan Hubungan Antara Kaum

Muhammad Faiz Ikhwan bin Hasbulah, student, “Perkauman membinasakan perpaduan

Joy Lee Xing Yee, student, “Bertuah, Bersyukur

English: (Three pieces selected)

Joseph Hamzah Anwar, student, “Enlightened by Diversity

Elijah Wong Jing Er, student, “Malaysia - The Diverse Football Team

Joycelyn Ong Shee Hui, education consultant, “Precious Friendship Made in Sarawak

Mandarin: (Five pieces selected)

Tai Yu Jing, teacher, “Special story while teaching

Sim Ming Choo, teacher, “The beauty of the Sarawak

Lee Jia Hui @Li JiaHuij, student, “Year of Eight

Chee Jeng Ying, student, “Embrace diversity

Chu Jun Cheng, student, “Embrace diversity

All the best pieces have been published in Malaysiakini (links above) and more information will update through Dong Zong's website or its multi-Ethnic and multi-cultural Facebook page.

For further inquiries, please contact Organisation Affair Department, Dong Zong (03-87362337, Yap Heng Lung (301), Cheng Guan Hui (299).

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