Business Times Insight Series, a quarterly breakfast talk organised by Business Times, the financial and economic news section of the New Straits Times. The forum is aimed at providing a platform for an intellectual discourse on a particular issue within certain key industries in Malaysia. It gathers corporate and business leaders, policy makers and scholars to debate and discuss issues of common interest. The first breakfast talk in March was on Affordable Housing while the one in June dwelled on the National Automotive Policy. The third series was held in October on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – Opportunities & Challenges for Malaysia with YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry as the keynote speaker.
BH education unit conducts educational workshops targeted to students and teachers nationwide including the rural areas of Sabah and Sarawak. The examination seminars and workshops for students will help them to excel in public examination such as UPSR, PMR and SPM. The two-day programme provides students with the right, precise and effective techniques to answer questions for examinations. The ADD workshop is a programme designed for teachers in schools to use the newspaper as a classroom teaching aid. The workshop assists in the teaching and learning process in a more effective and interesting manner.
The New Straits Times Newspaper in Education Unit (NIE) conducts workshops around the country for adults including teachers and children with the aim to enhance the language skills and spurred young minds to achieve educational excellence. Among the workshops held are school holiday programme for the children, news@work training and the inside scoop series. Activities include storytelling, public speaking, sizzle with science and creative writing while the teachers are taught how to use the NST newspaper to teach spelling, oral communication and writing to their students.
This campaign was initiated in 2012 to recognize the achievement of students in institution of higher education who excel not only in academic but also co-curriculum activities. The award is open to student aged between 18 to 35 years old and are divided into two categories; individual and group. There are ten awards from the individual category and four awards from the group category. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges from BH, Ministry of Higher Education and Majlis Profesor Negara.
As part of corporate social responsibility exercise, both RHB Banking Group and New Straits Times have jointly organized a nationwide spelling competition named RHB New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right Challenge since 2008. The objective of the campaign is to encourage the usage of English in a fun way and to promote the use of New Straits Times as an additional educational learning tool. It is open to both public and private schools that follow the Malaysian Education Curriculum in all 14 states. The competition is divided into two categories; Category 1 for Primary Schools (Year 1 to Year 6) and Category 2 for Secondary Schools (Form 1 to Form 5). There are 3 stages to the challenge; the first stage is the preliminary written test challenge whereby 100 top students that excels in this preliminary stage will then go to stage 2 of the challenge which is the State Challenge. The winners of each state challenge in both the primary and secondary categories will then compete for the national title as Malaysia’s best speller.
The inaugural Harian Metro Mountain Bike Grand Prix 2013 Cuti-cuti 1Malaysia was held with the objective to promote healthy lifestyle via mountain bike sports activity. The event is jointly organized by Harian Metro and Tourism Malaysia, the Mountain Bike Jamboree and XCO Race roams to five locations all over the nation. First up, is at Putrajaya and the last location will be in Johor. The event organizers have also prepared lucky draw giveaways, cash prizes worth up to RM220, 000, goodies, finishers’ medals, health test, insurance and etc.
Harian Metro collaborates with TV3, Hotfm and Tonton to run a reality program called ‘Projek Metro’. This programme is to give the chance to Harian Metro readers to be part in the Media Prima family as a tv personality. But not just as tv personality the winner will give the chance to be a columnist writer in Harian Metro and as a radio announcer. Besides being offered a contract with Media Prima, the winner will receive cash prize worth RM20,000. This programme is open to all Malaysian aged between 18 to 29 years-old that must be versatile and have the charismatic personality.
The NST-Maybank Car of the Year Awards was first organised in 2002 by Cars, Bikes & Trucks, the motoring section of the New Straits Times. Into its twelve year, COTY is the country’s first motoring award to honour and acknowledge achievements within the motoring industry. Around 90 new and facelifted models that are entering the Malaysian auto market this year will be competing for Best in Class in 15 separate categories for the NST-Maybank Car of the Year (COTY) Awards 2013.
Business Times Golf Invitational is an event organized by Business Times, the financial and economic section of New Straits Times. The event was inaugurated in 2001 and is widely known among corporate leaders, who look forward to participate in this tournament. The distinctiveness of Business Times Golf Invitational is its exclusive invitation to play alongside with the Deputy Prime Minister.
Malaysia’s CEO of the Year Award is Malaysia’s most coveted event of the year. It was conceptualized in 1994 to recognize excellence among the top corporate figures of the country. The award has grown to become Malaysia’s premier recognition of visionary business leaders of Malaysian corporations and acknowledge their entrepreneurial and leadership skill.