07 December, 2010
Tokoh Maal Hijrah 2010
This year "Tokoh Maal Hijrah" 1432H is Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. The award was conferred at the national-level Ma'al Hijrah celebration at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here Today.
Tan Sri Dr Zeti is the first woman ever named as the recipient of the "Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah" award in the celebration's history of 24 years. She received a cash prize of RM100,000, a medal, plaque and a certificate.
Her father, Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid was also named recipient of the award 11 years ago.
Tan Sri Dr Zeti had also received numerous national and international recognition. She contributed her success to her habit of instilling curiosity in the quest for knowledge where she spent most of her time reading, especially about financial, economic, leadership development and self-improvement.
This year award was given to he due to her contributions in the development of the financial system and national economy, including the Islamic financial system.
Previous years Tokoh Maal Hijrah, read HERE.