Two Sikh academics bag Malaysian national book awards

Dr Daleleer and Dr Sarjit at the National Book Award 2019 ceremony in Kuala Lumpur

Two Sikh academics bagged an award each at the recent Malaysian National Book Awards 2019.

Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar and fellow author Najibah Mohd Zin won the best book award for the social science category for their book ‘The Law on Domestic Violence in Malaysia’.

Dr Sarjit Singh Gill and Mohd Roslan Rosnon won an award for the category of best general book for community affairs. They co-edited the book ‘Pembangunan Kontemporari Orang Asli’.

Dr Daleleer is from UITM’s law faculty while Dr Sarjit is from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)’s Department of Social and Development Science. Both have been involved in Sikh community activities over the years and have been featured in previous news reports in Asia Samachar.

The award was presented by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad.

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  1. Waheguru. A great achievement.
    The Law on domestic violence in Malaysia.
    Pembangunan kontemporari Orang Asli.
    Hope to see more titles from our young Sikhs.