The pandemic has thrown every little thing into chaos, and left many people to select up the items and transfer on with our lives.
Nonetheless, plenty of superior Malaysians on the market didn’t let the pandemic cease them from going on the market, carve their names on the worldwide stage and making the nation proud.
Listed here are among the proficient Malaysians who proudly flew the Jalur Gemilang on the worldwide stage in 2020:
We aren’t any astrophysicists, however we do know that it isn’t straightforward to identify a supermassive black gap in house. So, think about how insane it might be to find FOUR! That is what Dr Adlyka Annuar did. The UKM astronomer discovered 4 rising black holes positioned simply lower than 50 million light-years (by way of cosmic distance, that is pretty shut) from earth. Dr Adylka is the principal researcher of the challenge, and he or she discovered the black holes by utilizing a excessive vitality X-ray telescope known as NuSTAR. You’ll be able to learn extra about her achievements in our interview together with her here.
We have now loads of wonderful Malaysian ladies in science and a few of them have made groundbreaking discoveries that’ll profit generations to return, and considered one of them is Dr Chan Yoke Enjoyable. Dr Chan, the Head of the Division of Medical Microbiology at Universiti Malaya’s School of Drugs, received the prestigious Asean-US Science Prize for Ladies 2020, beating out 250 candidates from 10 international locations. Dr Chan is presently engaged on growing a vaccine to fight the hand, foot and mouth illness, and mind an infection illnesses in kids, so approach to go, doc!
Academics would do something to see their college students succeed, none greater than Samuel Isaiah. The instructor from SK Runchang in Pahang made the nation proud when he emerged as one of many prime ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2020. Isaiah beat over 12,000 nominations from greater than 140 international locations to make it to prime 10. Isaiah advised us in an interview again in October that this award is “giving me a possibility to place their capabilities on a global stage – to indicate the world what they’re able to.”
Malaysian comedian artist Erica Eng made the nation proud by successful the much-coveted Eisner Award for comics again in July. The Eisner Award — the comedian trade’s equal of the Oscar Awards — was awarded to the 21-year-old’s ‘Fried Rice’ webcomic, which follows a younger woman named Min from Batu Pahat, Johor who visits her cousin in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur whereas making use of to an artwork college in New York. We won’t wait to see what the long run has in retailer for the proficient comedian artist.
We will breathe a sigh of reduction, as a result of there are these from the youthful era who’re making the nation proud on the worldwide stage. Priyanka Vairavasundaram was named as one of many recipients of the celebrated Diana Award 2020 in the UK. The 23-year-old was given the award as a consequence of her arduous work in teaching college students and serving to them realise their potential. She conducts a free pupil enrichment programme that reinforces the potential of learners, so Priyanka completely deserved the win, do not you assume?
Whereas we might have to attend longer for a neighborhood characteristic movie to be nominated for an Oscar, no less than we now have a brief movie that made it to the world’s most prestigious movie awards. Quick documentary producers Teng Poh Si and Cheyenne Tan made the nation proud when their quick movie titled ‘St Louis Superman’ was nominated for the Finest Documentary (Quick Topic) class at this yr’s Academy Awards. Actually, their quick movie has already received a number of worldwide awards. Who is aware of, possibly subsequent yr Teng and Tan will shock us with one other Oscar nomination, proper?
Successful a global competitors is already a reasonably large achievement; so think about making historical past when you’re at it. Sharon Jacqueline Albert Wilson, a Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) lecturer, received the Worldwide Communication Division (ICD) Instructing Contest 2020 again in July. In doing so, she made historical past by changing into the primary instructor from Malaysia and outdoors of North America to win the competitors! How’s that for overachieving? Properly accomplished, Sharon!
Over time, we have seen loads of younger native athletes making a reputation for themselves within the worldwide scene, and the newest one is Celine Chung. The 15-year-old, who moved to Germany together with her brother, was chosen to play for German soccer membership Bayern Munich. Based on Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Chung has been taking part in for the membership’s Beneath-17 feminine second squad since July. Chung, who performs as a winger, has wowed followers and fellow footballers alike when she was given the chance to coach and play with the U-15 Wacker Munchen eV Boys Staff. Actually, she’s scored two targets in two official German leagues: one for the boys’ crew and one other for her U-17 FC Bayern ladies’s crew. May she be Malaysia’s subsequent nice footballer? Oh, we predict she is.
Zyson Kang might solely be 9, however he is already making life simpler for astronauts. Zyson invented the “Spacesuit Lunar Bathroom”, a conveyable rest room system that may match into an astronaut’s spacesuit. His invention was so spectacular, it beat out entries from over 897 members from 85 international locations to win the highest prize on the prestigious NASA Lunar Lavatory Problem 2020 (Junior Class). Give him a couple of extra years and he’ll in all probability invent a extra environment friendly spaceship.
A wildlife researcher’s work often go unnoticed, however we’re grateful that a few of them on the market are getting their recognition. Ravinder Kaur, who has been a researcher within the discipline of defending hornbills within the nation since 2006, made the nation proud after successful the Terrestrial Conservation Management Award from the Marsh Christian Belief for her vital contribution to sustainable biodiversity. Congratulations, Ravinder.