TheSun reporter wins Penang Green Journalism Award
GEORGE TOWN: theSun Penang journalist Imran Hilmy ( pix) has won the Penang Green Journalism Award for another year.
This time he bagged the Special Award for English (Hard News) category during the presentation night at Jen Hotel on Friday.
The article written on April 24, titled “Govt allowed us to farm in Paya Terubong for over 30 years: Farmers”, highlighted the clearance of land for agriculture on top of Nan Shan Hills.
This is the second time Imran, who has been with theSun Northern bureau for almost three years, won the state prize.
The award was presented by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
In 2015, he netted the Excellent Award for English (Hard News) for an article on land clearing activities in Bukit Laksamana.
Earlier in his speech, Lim said the Penang Green Journalism Award is to inspire people towards a cleaner, greener, safer, healthier and happier Penang.
He said the night is to celebrate those who have made a difference in helping Penang to go green either with good practices, promoting educational awareness and introducing solutions that are economically viable.
“Our awards and incentives pay tribute to organisations and individuals for their significant and sustained commitment, dedication and leadership to promote the conservation of the environment,” he said.
This year, more than 330 entries vying for six awards namely the Penang Environmental Sustainability Award, Penang Environmental Stewardship Award, Penang Green School Award, Penang Green Office Project Certification, Penang Green Journalism Award and Penang Green Video Contest.