Lecturer walks away with speech competition top prize

Swady (second left) presenting the top prize to Khalid.

KUCHING: The national speech competition aims to raise awareness and understanding as well as strengthening the usage of the national language, says Sarawak Information Department (JaPen) director Swady Guliling.

Khalid Husseine Tuah pocketed RM1,500 for emerging top.

He was speaking during the Sarawak speech competition prize-giving ceremony here on Tuesday (June 29).

“Judging is based on the title and content of the speech, including descriptions and examples, and clear language structure and pronunciation, style and accuracy.

“This competition also incorporates the use of supporting materials such as video and audio as well utilising tools such as laptops and other supporting resources.”

Champion Khalid Husseine Tuah, a senior lecturer at Kuching Polytechnic, who represented Kuching District, won himself RM1,500, a trophy and a certificate.

The runner-up was Canigia Uden Ben, a teacher at SMK Kapit, who won RM1,000, a trophy and a certificate.

Meanwhile, Adzharye Johari, a legal officer at the Limbang Resident’s Office, placed third, walking away with RM500, a trophy and a certificate.

The competition attracted 26 participants, with the top 12 from each district qualifying for the finals.