Mary receives Livelong Contribution Award

KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching, the deputy minister of higher education, received the Livelong Contribution Award by the 26th Persidangan Antarabangsa Persatuan Pengajaran Bahasa Inggeris Malaysia (MELTA) here on Monday.

MELTA’s sponsor, Raja Zarith Sultan Idris Shah, the consort of the Johor Sultan, officiated the conference. She also gave away three awards, including the one to Datuk Mary Yap.

Television network ASTRO, received the Corporate Social Responsibility award while Cynthia C James, an English officer of the State Education Department received the English Teacher Award.

The staging of MELTA was aimed at complementing government efforts in raising the level of English and to encourage interaction between English educators in Malaysia and those overseas.

The three-day international conference was participated by more than 400 English teachers from Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The Raja Mahkota of Perak, Dato Seri Raja Nazhatul Shima Sultan Idris Shah was among the luminaries that were present.

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