16th July, 2012
A paraplegic who helps other spinal cord injury victims, a couple who have dedicated their lives to helping underprivileged and refugee children break the cycle of poverty and a blind teacher who pushes his blind students to excel in their studies… these four Malaysians were recognised by Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd in the 6th F&N Out-Do Yourself Award (OYA).
The recipients were selected by a panel of judges headed by former Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Hj Abdullah and comprising distinguished editors from leading media publications in Malaysia, for going beyond the call of duty to perform extraordinary deeds involving civic consciousness and compassion.
Launched in conjunction with F&N’s 125th anniversary in 2008, the F&N OYA is aimed at recognizing ordinary individuals for various acts of selflessness ranging from bravery, chivalry, civic consciousness and promoting nation building to outstanding sports or academic achievements.
The 6th F&N OYA was presented to Leonard Chua, Elisha, Petrina Satvinder and Koh Chai Swee.
OYA Patron, Tan Sri Shahrir bin Abdul Samad handed out the awards alongside Tengku Syed Badarudin Jamalullail, F&N Holdings Bhd Chairman, Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Hj Abdullah and Dato’ Ng Jui Sia, F&N Holdings Bhd CEO. The recipients are awarded a cheque for RM5,000, certificate, plaque and F&N products.
Nominees for the award are identified largely based on stories written or highlighted through common mass media channels. Dato’ Ng said that while these mediums have been a rich source of inspirational stories, F&N is mindful that there are many deeds that have not been highlighted due to various unavoidable factors.