Malaysian Student Wins Runner-Up Prize In Beijing's Mandarin Public Speaking Competition

Another Malaysian student also won the consolation prize in the same competition.

  • A Malaysian student, Nur Afifah Elias, has won the runner-up prize in the Foreign Student Mandarin Public Speaking Competition 2017 in Beijing, China recently

  • Nur Afifah beat other participants from Russia, Italy, Sweden, Jamaica, Japan, and Thailand, among others

    • The finalists were invited to the stage to talk about their respective stories based on the theme, 'Chinese characters (hànzì) and I'.

      After a fierce competition, the student from Japan was the ultimate winner while Nur Afifah took the runner-up spot. The third place went to a student from South Korea.

      BH Online reported that Nur Afifah is currently a final student at the Beijing International Studies University. She was awarded a scholarship from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to study Mandarin.

  • Fellow compatriot, Lin Syahirah Hishamuddin, also won a consolation prize in the same competition

    • It was reported that Lin Syahirah, who hails from Banting, is a final year student at Beijing Language and Culture University.

  • The Education Malaysia-Beijing (EMB) Office said that the duo's achievements showed that Malaysian students are able to impress with their outstanding ability to master Mandarin

    • "This proves that the Malaysian government's effort, under the Education Ministry, to provide a platform for students to master Mandarin was a good decision," it said in a statement, as reported by Berita Harian.

      It was revealed that a total of 322 Malaysian students are currently studying Mandarin at Beijing International Studies University and Beijing Language and Culture University.

  • Congratulations Nur Afifah and Lin Syahirah!

  • Recently, a JPJ officer became a hit on social media because of her ability to speak in multiple languages:

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