02 December 2009
More than 30 students in Malaysia have won the coveted Top in the World awards from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for their outstanding performance in the June 2009 Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International A/AS Level examinations. They outperformed thousands of students worldwide to scoop the top awards.
The students received their awards at the Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards ceremony at the Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor on 19 November. The awards were presented by the Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia, HE Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong. Ng Kim Huat, CIE Representative for Malaysia, also attended the ceremony to congratulate students.
CIE's prestigious Top in the World award recognises students who have received the highest result in the world in a Cambridge examination. Three exceptional students in Malaysia each won two Top in the World awards: Lee Hui Linn (Garden International School) for Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design and Cambridge IGCSE English Literature; Florentyna Leow Chai Yeen (Garden International School) for Cambridge International AS Level Art and Design and Cambridge International AS Level Literature in English; and Dhruva Murugasu (Taylor's University College) for Cambridge International A Level Mathematics and Cambridge International A Level Further Mathematics.
An additional thirty-five students won Top in Malaysia awards for their high achievement at Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International A/AS Level. These awards were given to students who scored the highest result in Malaysia in a single Cambridge subject or across a group of subjects in the June 2009 Cambridge examination session. The winning students were from a selection of CIE-registered schools in Malaysia.
Ng Kim Huat, CIE Representative in Malaysia said: ‘The high number of Cambridge Top in the World winners in Malaysia reflects the quality of the schools in the country and the huge talent among the student body. Every year Malaysian students achieving top grades at Cambridge International A/AS Level go on to win places at some of the world's leading universities. I would like to congratulate all the award winning students, and I wish them well with their future studies.'
Photo: Dhruva Murugasu, from Taylor's University College, accepting an award at the school's prize-giving ceremony in August 2009. Dhruva is now studying Economics at University of Cambridge in the UK.
Where are they now?
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