KUCHING: Noor Haniza Hanapi, 19, from Matu won the 1Malaysia Debate competition in Sarikei organised by the state Information Department at Wisma Persekutuan Matu.
Haniza was involved in the debate entitled ‘Budaya Kecemerlangan Teras Kejayaan Bangsa’ and defeated four other contestants.
She received RM200 cash, trophy and certificate and will be representing Sarikei at a state level event to be held at RTM Kuching on May 22 and 23.
Shahrin Sadri, who won second place, received RM150 cash, trophy and certificate, while Hazri Halpi came third with RM100 cash and trophy and certificate.
Other consolation winners Suraya Jakaria and Runi Jmi walked away with RM50, trophy and certificate each.
The prizes were given away by Matu District officer Noorkaswati Kassim. Also present was Sarikei information officer Freda Mathew Manggi.