Posted (admin) in Bernama, Career on July-23-2008

PUTRAJAYA, July 23 (Bernama) — The 2nd National Islamic Media Awards (AMIN) to be presented Thursday night will see the introduction of two new categories; Best Drama Production and Best Website.

Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz said the new categories were introduced to recognise their role in the development of Muslims.

“Lucky visitors will return home with two flight tickets to perform the umrah,” he told a press conference here today.

The awards presentation at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) will be carried live by RTM 1 and Astro’s Oasis Channel.

The main award “Anugerah Perdana Media Islam Negara” will be presented by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The audience will be entertained to songs by popular artistes including Rabbani, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Aris Ariwatan and Siti Fairus.

Wan Mohamad also said the Heads of Departments and Islamic Affairs Councils Conference recently decided to hold a convention for Muslim converts.

The convention to be held on Aug 9 at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Mosque will be opened by the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah.

A special award will also be presented at the convention.

He said the conference in Kuantan also decided that marriage applications made in all the states will have to be approved in 24 hours.


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