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Friday, 28 April 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 April - Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) continues to receive public recognition for its initiatives in the transformation of Malaysia’s public transport services with its President and Group CEO, Dato’ Sri Azmi Abdul Aziz accorded the Leadership Excellence in Public Transportation Award at the Global Leadership Awards.

Honoured along with other distinguished Malaysian and international corporate leaders in various industries, Dato’ Sri Azmi was represented at the ceremony by Encik Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, which is Prasarana’s subsidiary in operating its bus services.

The award was presented by the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Tan Sri Noh Omar at the ceremony, which was held last night at Sunway Resort & Spa, Bandar Sunway. Also present was Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who is the Government’s special adviser on women affairs.   

Jointly organised by the business magazine The Leaders International and the American Leadership Development Association, the Global Leadership Awards is a one-of-its-kind event which recognizes, showcases and rewards astute global leaders for the application of the best leadership module and qualities; and being master of the trade. The 7th Global Leadership Awards 2017 honoured achievements in more than 30 categories with the awardees selected by high profile judges from all over the globe.     

Commenting on the award, Dato’ Sri Azmi said: “It is an honour for Prasarana Malaysia Berhad as it confirms that we are on the right track in our transformation journey in providing world class public transport services in Malaysia. The journey is still long, but we are ready for the challenge.   

“The award will also spur us in our aspirations to share our expertise with the rest of the world as shown by the success of our Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Southern Line operations in Saudi Arabia, which we undertook since 2015,” he added.     

On February 17, Dato’ Sri Azmi was accorded by the Middle East Business Leaders Awards (MEBLA) for Prasarana’s contribution in the transformation of Malaysia’s public transportation sector at the 7th edition of awards, which was held in London.

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