Veteran news reader Harjit Singh Hullon received a special award to recognise his more than four decades of contributing to the Malaysian airwaves.
Harjit, 65, was honoured with a special award at the Anugerah MeleTOP ERA 2018 on Sunday, an event ceremony for the Malaysian music industry.
Introduced as ‘wira di medan berita’ (a media warrior) and ‘wajah kesayangan Malaysia’ (a much loved Malaysian face), Harjit was given a standing ovation.
“I never thought I would have served 45 years at a single station, RTM,” he spoke in flawless Malay, who made it known that he was still passionate about his area of expertise.
The former newscaster, probably the most recognised Sikh face in Malaysia, had joined Radio Television Malaysia (RMT) as a radio deejay in 1972. He then moved to television the next year where he started reading news.
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Selangor award for RTM newscaster Harjit Singh Hullon (Asia Samachar, 11 Dec 2016)