2 med students from madrasahs receive award
WHEN Ahmad Abdurrahman Hanifah Marican attended an interview for a place at the National University of Singapore's (NUS') Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, he felt like an "underdog".
But the 19-year-old made history this year by becoming one of the first two students from madrasahs, or Islamic religious schools, to be offered places in a Singapore medical school. Yesterday, he and Amalina Ridzuan were presented with the Berita Harian (BH) Inspiring Young Achiever Award during a gala dinner at the Raffles City Convention Centre.
Former Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) president Mohammad Alami Musa was conferred the BH Achiever of the Year award for his lifelong work as a Malay/Muslim community activist at the ceremony.
The annual awards honour Malay/Muslim individuals and organisations for their achievements in their chosen field.