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KUCHING, Sept 7: The Federation of Sarawak Journalists Association (FSJA) led by its president Jacqueline Nur Atiqah today paid a courtesy call to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here.
The purpose of the courtesy call was to invite the chief minister to attend the Kenyalang Journalism Awards (KJA) 2021 event scheduled on Dec 4.
“Subsequently, KJA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
“However, if the Covid-19 situation does not improve, this year’s KJA will be held virtually,” said Jacqueline.
During the courtesy call, Abang Johari presented the State government’s contribution of RM100,000 to FSJA, the organiser of KJA.
Besides the State Government as the main sponsor, three KJA gold sponsors, namely Petronas, Sarawak Energy Berhad and Shell, are contributing RM50,000 each to the event.
Among the categories in this year’s KJA are Chief Minister’s Award, Journalism Award (feature and news feature), News Reporting Award, Sports Reporting Award, Broadcast Journalism Award, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) Sustainability Journalism Award, Shell Business and Economic Journalism Award, Petronas Community Well-Being Journalism Award, Photo Journalism Award, Photo Essay Award and Digital Economy Journalism Award.
More than RM230,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners this year.
FSJA also wishes to thank Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) as the panel of judges for the KJA 2021.
Last year’s KJA saw a total of 780 entries which was the highest record so far. Therefore, the KJA Committee hopes to see the number of entries for this year’s KJA to surpass the previous record.
In the meantime, the KJA Committee has decided to extend the closing date for submissions for the KJA 2021 to Sept 15, 2021. — DayakDaily