The Sabah-level 1Malaysia speech competition for non-Malay participants will be held in Sipitang on April 1, state information director Almain Ajirul said.
He said the state executive councilor for information, Sapawi Ahmad,who is also Member of Parliament for Sipitang, was expected to officiate the competition at Esplanad Sipitang, with six participants competing to represent Sipitang at the national level competition in May.
“The competition is aimed at achieving the objective of 1Malaysia concept through the ‘culturaisation’ of the national language.
“Sipitang has been chosen because the competition is going to be held in conjunction with the three-day “Sepakat Bestari” and “Juara Rakyat” programmes as well as the “Pentarama” beginning on April 1,” he said.
Almain said the champion wins RM1,500 while the runner-up and third-place winners get RM1,000 and RM500, respectively.