Sarawakian singer Amir Jahari’s “Hasrat” wins 38th Anugerah Juara Lagu

Screenshot of Amir Jahari performing during the 38th Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) at Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on March 3, 2024. Photo taken from a TV3 livestream.

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, March 4: Sarawakian singer-songwriter Amir Jahari’s song titled “Hasrat” won the 38th Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) music award show held at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur last night (March 3).

The victory enabled the 32-year-old Kuching-born star to bring home a cash prize of RM100,000 and a trophy.


In a live broadcast on TV3 last night, Amir reacted with shock upon hearing his name announced the winner by the emcees.

He then proceeded to walk to the centre stage to receive the award but stopped midway as he kneeled to the ground and bowed face down in gratitude, unable to control his emotions.

In his speech , the teary-eyed artiste thanked his wife, parents and Kasi Gegar Entertainment amongst others.

In second place was “Sutera” performed, written and composed by Aisha Retno who won a RM50,000 cash prize. She also won the Best Performance award and a RM12,000 cash prize.

In third place was “Jangan Mati Rasa Itu” performed, written and composed by Aina Abdul who secured a RM30,000 cash prize.

Aina also bagged RM12,000 for Best Vocals as well as RM12,000 for the Alha Alfa Popular Singer award.

The other finalists in the music show were “Kalam” by Shiha Zikir, “Waktu” by Ziana Zain and Hasif Upin, “Santai” by Naqiu, “Kucuma” by Wany Hasrita and Afieq Shazwan, “Darah” by Marsha Milan, “Bintang” by Hael Husaini, “Inilah Jalannya” by Kugiran Masdo, “Selagi Ku Ada” by Khai Bahar and Nabila Razali, and “Astana” by Ernie Zakri. — DayakDaily