Nominations sought for outstanding Malaysian family role model

PUTRAJAYA, 14 Aug 2019:

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is calling on the public to nominate any member of their family whom they feel deserves to receive the Special Family Award 2019 for being a role model to them.

Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh specified the award does not carry any cash.

“If you put in cash, the motivation would shift. Society needs a family institution role model and a good exemplary story,” she told a media conference on the award here today.

She said the special award is divided into five categories – father, mother, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife and guardian.

As for the criteria, she said the candidate must have among others, admirable leadership qualities and active in welfare and voluntary work.

Yeoh said the proposer must be at least 16 years of age and the nomination form could be downloaded from

Each form must be accompanied by two photographs of the candidate, a one-minute video on her or his sacrifices and a 100-word narration.

Closing date for submission of the form is Aug 31 while the presentation ceremony would be announced later.

– Bernama