Nurin Miza Afiqah bte Andre Dazle from the Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA was voted as one of the top 10 Young Talents 2020 in the Monstar Awards, Malaysia’s Largest Young Talent Award.
“If I didn’t make the first step joining a brass band, putting my name to enter a public speaking competition and a hackathon whilst being on lockdown, I wouldn’t have discovered that I have this confident Nurin in me”, said Nurin in her speech.
The aim of the Monstar awards is to discover individuals who have talent beyond academic studies or actively participating in extra co-curricular to have a chance to be recognised by the nation.
MonStar Awards 2020 is officially supported by the Malaysia Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to acknowledge the national young talents across Malaysia. This event was joined by 450 nominees from 35 institutions and involved 36 industry partners.
The invited juries for the prestigious awards are Y.A.M Tengku Zatashah (Selangor Princess), Datuk Nicol David (8 times World Squash Champion), Mac Chung Lynn (Group CEO of Nando’s Malaysia & Singapore), George Ang (CEO of A&W Malaysia), Datin Vivy Yusof (Co-Founder of Fashion Valet & The dUck Group) and Shazmi Ali (Country Human Resource Director of Shell Malaysia).