Among them is a student with 17A1
Kuala Lumpur – 10th April 2007: A total of 15 children of staff of Bank Islam received awards totaling over RM16,000, at the ‘Bank Islam Children Academic Excellence Award 2006’ presentation ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur on 1st April 2007.
The cash incentive awards were given to those who obtained excellent results in last year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination. Managing Director of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam) Dato’ Zukri Samat gave out the cash incentive awards together with a certificate each to the recipients.
In his speech, Dato’ Zukri Samat congratulated the recipients for their hard work and obtaining good results in last year’s SPM.
Among the recipients is Siti Fatimah Mukhtar from Sek. Men. Ugama Maahad Muhammadi (P) Kota Bharu, Kelantan, who is one of the country’s ‘Best SPM Achievers for 2006. Siti Fatimah is the daughter of En. Mukhtar Ismail, the Head of Operation, Eastern Corridor Regional Office.
Dato’ Zukri also encouraged the achievers to continue to excel in their academic studies and increase their level of performance as well as develop other areas of their personality to give them an advantages in their life.
“I am thankful and happy that Bank Islam has recognized our achievements with this award,” said Siti Fatimah Mukhtar, who received the highest award as she got 17A1s and 1A2 in the SPM examination.
Siti Fatimah said, “One has to set a clear goal, be focused and disciplined in one’s studies. Besides studies, there must also be a balance for other things too.” She expressed gratitude to Bank Islam for the award and said that her parents and teachers are her important support group giving her encouragement and inspiration to excel.
Bank Islam is always committed to maintaining a good corporate social responsibility as part of its business mission.
“Our philosophy is to grow with responsibility and to contribute meaningfully towards social and community related projects. While we consistently strive for operational and financial excellence, we also give due focus to the needs of the community where we operate, particularly those who are less privileged and to those who represent the future of the country,” said Dato’ Zukri Samat at the award ceremony.
The bank has contributed significantly over the years for community projects mainly focusing on welfare and education. This year, Bank Islam has committed about RM1.2 million in such programs and it will continue to support the needs of the community particularly in these areas.