Malaysian Achievements

Sep 12, 2014 1 Min Read

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Pandelela Rinong – The first female Malaysian to win a bronze medal at the Olympics.

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Cheong Choon Ng – Engineer and businessman. Creator of loom bands.

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Ann Osman – Pro WMMA fighter. Winner of the Women’s Flyweight bout for ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS.

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Zee Avi – Internationally known singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh – Hollywood actress.

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James Wan – Writer and director. Most famously known for the movies Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring.

Hong Yi – Artist-architect. Most famously known for her portrait of Yao Ming, painted using a basketball and red paint.

Bernard Chandran – Fashion designer. Apart from the royal family in Malaysia, Chandran has designed for Tori Amos, Estelle, and Lady Gaga.

Tash Aw – Author of critically acclaimed novels, with The Harmony Silk Factory being his first novel.

Professor Dr Halimaton Hamdan – Recipient of the 2009 Merdeka Award for health, science, and technology, for outstanding contribution in the development and application of maerogel as a commercially viable multi-purpose material.

Mohd Nasarudin Mohd Yusof – Winner of Malaysia’s first Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. He was awarded for his collaborative work with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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