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TITLE: MIA Launches Video Recording and Essay Competitions

DATE: 18/05/2017

Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance President YBhg Dato’ Yusli Mohamed Yusoff delivering his keynote address at the Young Accountants Symposium 2017 in Kuala Lumpur recently

The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) marks its 50th Anniversary of its establishment on 30th September this year. In conjunction with the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the MIA is organising a video recording competition for tertiary students and essay competition for upper secondary students.

MIA Vice President Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan said the objectives of these competitions are to gauge the students’ interest in the field of accountancy as well as to provide an avenue to express their creativity in video recording and essay writing.

The competition is centered around the 50th Anniversary theme, which is Integrity, Accountability and Trust - the three core values that form the building blocks of the accountancy profession.

“Turning 50 is a major milestone for an institution that is tasked to regulate, develop and support the accountancy profession in Malaysia while upholding the public interest,” she said during her speech at the Young Accountants Symposium (YAS) 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

The launching of the video recording and essay competitions was witnessed by the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance President Dato’ Yusli bin Mohamed Yusoff. He also delivered the keynote address at the YAS, which is organised by the MIA. The symposium is targeted at up-and-coming accountants and finance professionals to discuss the future of accountancy profession in digital economy.

About the Video Recording Competition

The video recording competition is open to students who are currently pursuing their studies in accounting related programmes with registered institutions in Malaysia. The competition period is from 15th June 2017 until 31st July 2017 (inclusive of both dates).

The maximum number of students involved in the video recording competition is limited to 5 persons per team. There is no limit on the number of actors and actresses to be featured in the video. The duration of the video must be between three (3) to five (5) minutes.

All dialogues in the video must be in English language and in MP4 format. The winner of this competition will walk away with RM3,000 and a certificate of achievement.

About the Essay Competition

The essay competition is open to all upper secondary school students (Form 4 to Form 6) in Malaysia. The competition period is from 1st July 2017 until 31st July 2017 (inclusive of both dates). Each student is only allowed to submit one entry. The student can choose only ONE (1) of the THREE (3) topics from the below:

  • Accountants’ role in nation building
  • You have two stationery to choose from, a pen or a calculator. Which one is more important to be an Accountant (MIA) with integrity, accountability, and trust?
  • Which role in your School’s society most resemble the role of Accountant and how important are the attributes of accountability, integrity, and trust in that role?

The essay must be written in English and must be between 500 to 800 words. The winner of this competition will walk away with RM2,000 and a certificate of achievement.

The winners of both competitions will be invited to attend the MIA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 30 September 2017 at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur to receive the prize. For more information on MIA 50th Anniversary, please visit http://mia50.mia.org.my