MPI receives RM331,000 in donations for Malaysian Press Night 2018


Chamil (centre) in photo call with contributors for the Malaysian Press Night 2018 at the handing-over ceremony.— Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) yesterday received contributions amounting to RM331,000 for the Malaysian Press Night 2018 which is expected to be held on July 13.

Its chief executive officer Datuk Dr Chamil Wariya said these contributions were from 37 corporate bodies, government agencies and media organisations which bought tables for the dinner event, as well as through financial contributions.

“I am grateful for the continuous contributions from several companies in support of the local media and their awareness of the importance of the media to them.

“We also want to record our appreciation to Petronas for sponsoring the Malaysian Journalism Awards (HKM) from 1994 till now,” he said after a handing-over ceremony for the Malaysian Press Night 2018 held at the Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC) yesterday.

Meanwhile, Chamil said until the closing date on Jan 16, the Petronas MPI HKM  2017 received 347 entries from media practitioners.

This is an increase of 56 entries compared to the Petronas MPI HKM 2016, with the highest number of entries for Outstanding Feature (46), Outstanding Photo Journalism (43), Best Video Documentary (30), Outstanding Photo Essay (27) and Best Video News (25).

The winners for each category will take home RM10,000, a certificate and trophy, while consolation winners will get RM1,000 and a certificate. — Bernama