The first Malay Cardiologist to clinch the Berita Harian Achiever of the Year Award 2013

Dr Abdul Razakjr Omar was 35 years old when he became the first Malay heart specialist in Singapore. Now 43, Dr Abdul Razakjr's achievements in his medical career have earned him the honor of being named the recipient of the prestigious Berita Harian Achiever of the Year Award 2013 (Anugerah Jauhari 2013).

Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, was the Guest-of-Honour at the Gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel. He presented the award to Dr Abdul Razakjr.

The annual award, now into its 15th year, is organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ Malay daily, Berita Harian. It honours Malay/Muslim individuals for their achievements in their chosen fields, be it education, business, arts and culture, sports, the professions or social work.

This year, Berita Harian introduced a new award - the Berita Harian Inspiring Young Achiever Award 2013 (Anugerah Jauhari Harapan Berita Harian). The award recognises young inspiring Malay/Muslim Singaporeans aged 30 and below. The winner of the inaugural award was Mr Adil Hakeem Mohamad Rafee. 

Mr Adil Hakeem Mohd Rafee made history when he became the first Malay in 44 years to be awarded the President’s Scholarship, the Republic’s most prestigious undergraduate award.

Commenting on the inaugural award, Mr Saat Abdul Rahman, Editor of Berita Harian said: “This award is Berita Harian's small gesture in motivating young Malay/Muslims who has shown the potential to achieve greater heights. We hope this award will spur the individual to continue to work hard and pursue his or her dream, and while doing so, inspire other young Malay/Muslims to achieve their goals.”

This year's winners were picked by a panel of four judges from the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore, headed by Mr Saat Abdul Rahman.

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