Over 143 children of employees were presented Maybank Group cash awards and certificates at the annual Maybank Group Staff’s Children Academic Excellence Awards (MGSCAEA), held at Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur.
They were among the 476 children of employees across the Maybank Group in Malaysia who performed well in local public examinations held in 2016. The cash awards disbursed ranged between RM300 and RM2,000 for each recipient. Local public examinations encompassed PT3 (Form Three Assessment), SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia), STAM (Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia) and STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia).
In his speech, the Group President & CEO of Maybank, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias congratulated the recipients for achieving the outstanding milestone. “I am proud to see our employees’ children continue to perform well in their studies. Year on year, we constantly see repeat recipients! This is a reflection of how commitment to excellence runs deep within the Maybank family,” he said.
Datuk Farid also advised the top achievers to continue to work hard and persevere in realising their ambitions. “You are responsible to shape your own future. Dream big, clearly set your goals and be willing to work extremely hard to make that dream come true,” he said.
Nora Abd Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank Group said, ‘The Maybank Group Staff’s Children Academic Excellence Awards is part of the Group’s investments in instilling commitment to excellence among the younger generations. “As a caring and inclusive organisation that emphasises sustainability of performance and social development as a mission, we continuously review our people policies and programmes to ensure they are wholesome, relevant and effective,” she said.
Padma Ahbirami Munisvaran who scored 9As in her PT3 exams said, “I put in a lot of hard work and was determined to pass with flying colours. The support of my parents and guidance from my teachers motivated me even more to succeed. Today, I am so honoured to receive this award and it inspires me to do well again and make my parents proud.”
Another recipient, Nicholas Siew Le-Hao who scored 10As in SPM was excited to receive the award. He said "It was a memorable moment for me receiving the award from Datuk Farid on stage. My mother has always reminded me that education is very important and harnessing other skills is equally as important. I really enjoy playing both the piano and drums, which I aspire to excel in besides my studies. I am grateful to Maybank for this award as it recognises our excellence and commitment."
Muhammad Danish Iman who scored 7As in PT3 said, “This award is a great motivation for me to do better in my SPM so that I will be eligible as the Main Award Recipient. My sincere gratitude to Maybank for recognising my hard work.”
Mohd Zaid Mohd Dris, whose son was recognised for his academic achievement in PT3 examination said, “I truly appreciate Maybank’s efforts in providing care and support to not just its employees, but also family members. My son told me today that he is so happy to be recognised with the award and will do even better in his studies.”
Ms Lim Poh Ling also thanked Maybank for fostering the culture of excellence amongst the younger generations. “Today, I am both, a proud mother and employee of Maybank. I’ve always embraced the Bank’s Core Values T.I.G.E.R. in everything that I do professionally and personally, including in raising my child. The celebration today is a testimony of the Value ‘E’, which stands for ‘Excellence and Efficiency’ that has contributed to my son's achievement. I look forward to celebrating Maybank's growth and greater success for many more years to come,” said Ms Lim, who has been with the organisation for 21 years.
For recipients outside of Kuala Lumpur, similar recognition programmes will be held at respective regions between May to August 2017 to recognise staff’s children based there.