Young Investigator's Award
This award initiated in 1976 is in recognition of outstanding original work and consists of an honorarium of M$500 and a certificate of merit.
Now, the Award is given to the person who presents the best free-paper at the Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine. The competition is open to all doctors below the age of 35. Only original work not previously published is considered. The work must be carried out in Malaysia/Singapore. The Panel selects and shortlists five entries from all the free papers submitted to the Congress for presentation and selection.
Tun Abdul Razak Research Award
YAB Tun Haji Abdul Razak
YAB Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the eldest child of Dato' Hussien bin Mohd Taib and Hajah The Fatimah bt. Daud was born on Friday, 11th March 1922 in Pulau Keladi, Pahang.
YAB Tun Haji Abdul Razak studied first in a public school in Kampung Jambu Langgar and subsequently in 1934 continued his schooling at the Malay College in Kuala Kangsar where he completed his primary and secondary education. He then continued his studies at Raffles College in Singapore in 1940 but had to discontinue because of the Japanese attach on Malaya in December 1941.
In 1947, he had the opportunity to continue his education in Britain, and subsequently passed his law examination from the Inns of Court.
YAB Tun Abdul Razak was a politician of high calibre. He was appointed Head of the UMNO Youth in 1950, and simultaneously as the Vice President of UMNO. In 1955, he acted as the Menteri Besar of Pahang.
After the first General Election held in 1955 he was appointed Minister of Education on 9 August 1955. While he was Minister of Education, he introduced the National Education Policy, and in May 1956, the Razak Report was published.
The first reshuffle of the Cabinet of Tunku Abdul Rahman on 31 August 1957 appointed YAB Tun Abdul Razak as the Deputy Prime Minister. On 10 September 1957, he was appointed the Minister of Defence. On 17 November 1959, he was appointed the Minister of Rural Development. In 1960, he formulated a development policy, which covered all aspects of national requirement, known as the Red Book and formed the National Operation Room which monitored all progress or failure of programmes.
In recognition of his work he was awarded the Magsasay Award on 31st August 1967.
On 22 September 1970, he took over as Prime Minister of Malaysia. In 1972, he was made an Honorary Member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.
YAB Tun Abdul Razak passed away in London on 14 January 1976 at the age of 53.
Tun Abdul Razak Research Award
This research award which was inaugurated in 1982 was set up in memory of Tun Abdul Razak and is sponsored by the Kuok Foundation. The aim is to promote original research in Malaysia in any field of medicine and is open to all Malaysian doctors and not restricted to members of the Academy only. A research grant of up to a maximum of M$10,000, depending on the nature of the project, is given out to a recipient each year.
Prior to the inauguration of the Tun Razak Award, the Academy had instituted a merit award the first of which was given to Dr. N. Iyngkaran in 1978.
The following were the award recipients:
Assoc. Prof. D. Sinniah
University of Malaya
Ybhg Dato' Dr. S. Radha Krishna
General Hospital. Kuala Lumpur
Professor S.K. Lam
Professor Dato' Khalid Kadir
University Kebangsaan, Malaysia
Assoc. Prof Cheong Soon Keng
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Royal College of Physicians of London-Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Medal
The aim of the joint medal of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia is to encourage young doctors in Malaysia to pursue research in clinical medicine. It carries a cash prize of ê 500 and a medal. The award is open to research workers in clinical medicine below 40 years of age.
The first award was specially given to Ybhg Prof. Tan Sri Prof. T.J. Danaraj in 1989 in recognition of his record in research and his encouragement of research activities. The recipient for the 1991 award is Dr. Rajam Krishnan from the Paediatrics Department, University of Malaya.
Ybhg Tan Sri Prof. T.J. Danaraj receiving the joint medal from the Patron, DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Azlan Shah, 5th October 1989