Dec. 6, 2021
Malaysia Toray Science Foundation
Virtual Joint Prize Presentation Ceremony of Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF)
The Joint 27th (2020) and 28th (2021) Prize Presentation Ceremony of Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) was held on 23rd November 2021. After having to postpone the annual physical ceremony in 2020 due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, MTSF decided to conduct the joint ceremony this year via an online platform for the first time since its establishment in 1993.
Hosted by MTSF Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman and Toray Chief Representative in Malaysia Dato’ Teh Hock Soon, the virtual event was well attended by some 160 participants and graced by Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham Baba, the Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation as well as Mr. Kaname Araki, Charges d’affaires ad interim, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia. President of Toray Industries Inc., Japan, Dato’ (Dr.) Akihiro Nikkaku also sent congratulatory and well wishes via video.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham Baba in his pre-recorded speech, complimented Toray Group on its excellent CSR initiatives and urged more private companies to join in the government’s efforts to build a strong pipeline of research output and scientific talents to sustain a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy. Mr. Araki also lauded MTSF’s contributions to the scientific development of the country and thus, having a role in cementing the bond of friendship between Japan and Malaysia.
On this occasion, 59 persons were bestowed awards and grants, comprising 4 Science and Technology Awardees, 26 recipients of the Science and Technology Research Grant, while 29 teachers received the Science Education Award. After closing remarks by Dato’ Teh, a virtual group photo was taken to commemorate the successful event. It was truly a memorable occasion for all.