TheSun re­porter wins Pe­nang Green Jour­nal­ism Award

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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.

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