Bank Negara Malaysia with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka continue to promote Bahasa Kebangsaan usage in the Financial Sector

Bank Negara Malaysia, in leading Secretariat Gerakan Bahasa Kebangsaan Sektor Kewangan, continues to reinforce the usage of the national language among financial institutions with Pertandingan Pidato antara Institusi Kewangan Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia (Pertandingan Pidato Piala Gabenor).In its eighth year running, the annual competition is co-organised with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. The finals of the event were held today at the Bank's auditorium and featured 12 finalists from approximately 80 who contested. Bank Negara Governor, Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim, was present at the event.

Pertandingan Pidato Piala Gabenor aims to foster a sense of pride in and passion for the national language. The Bank wants to encourage its usage in the financial sector so that it is more robust and effective. Through this competition, the Bank also hopes to harness the talents and skills of employees of financial institutions in the field of public speaking in Bahasa Malaysia. Since the competition's inception eight years ago, the Bank has reached out to approximately 350 participants from over 30 financial institutions.

Participants at the event displayed oratorical prowess on topics which are important to the financial industry, such as ethics in financial institutions, the use of social media to heighten awareness of financial scams, the challenges that Malaysia faces as the International Islamic Financial Centre and how to educate youths on good financial management.

Source: Bank Negara Malaysia