Focus writer wins CIDB media award


19 Dec 2016


The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) media construction awards 2016 on Nov 18 saw Focus Malaysia winning third prize in the print media category. The paper’s associate editor Sonia Ramachandran walked away with RM2,000, a trophy and certificate for her article titled JPN tackling abandoned housing projects head-on.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof presented the awards in conjunction with the Work Ministry’s media appreciation night at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Hotel.

The awards, which were organised by CIDB along with the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI), aims to honour the contribution of journalists in covering issues related to the construction industry.

CIDB chief executive Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid said the role of the media in covering issues and current developments in the construction industry is important as it informs the public and disseminates information about the achievements and contributions of the industry towards the nation’s development.

Submissions of the awards were for three categories, namely, print, electronic and online broadcasting as well as photography.

Eleven media recipients from the electronic and print industries walked away with awards on that night with first prize winners for each category receiving RM5,000, second prize RM3,000 and third prize RM2,000, respectively.

Focus Malaysia is a business weekly that publishes authoritative news and analysis on issues relating to corporate affairs, personal wealth, economics and current affairs.

It is published by Focus Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which is part of the HCK group.

CIDB 2016 Media Award (L-R) Datuk Seri Zohari Akob (Works Ministry Secretary General), Datuk Rosnah Abdul Kashed (Deputy Minister of Works), Sonia (FM), Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid (CEO CIDB).


All the CIDB 2016 Media Award winners with their mock cheques on stage with Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and CIDB CEO Datuk Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid.

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