ACCA World Prize Winners
Two Malaysian students received global awards from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for their outstanding performance in the June 2012 examinations.
Eric Phua, who hails from Kuantan, and Jasmine Sin from Johor Bahru, received due recognition for scoring the highest marks in their respective papers thus placing First in Malaysia and in the world. Phua scored 100% in his Paper F7 (Financial reporting) while Jasmine Sin scored 87% in Paper P4 (Advanced Financial management), becoming two of only 13 around the world to achieve this global recognition for the June 2012 exam session.
Presenting the awards was Dato’ Lukman bin Ibrahim, fellow member of ACCA and deputy CEO of Proton Holdings Bhd, who was the guest of honour at the ceremony. Also receiving an award that night was Khalid Bin Kamarulzaman, who is the ACCA Top Affiliate for Malaysia. This award acknowledges ACCA students who scored the highest cumulative marks based on five professional level papers, successfully completed in a single sitting. Coming in joint second and third places are Kok Ying Fan, Eugene Khoo Sheng Chuan and Kane Hansel Bong.
ACCA Malaysia country head, Jennifer Lopez, congratulated the high achievers, saying: "Every year, exceptional ACCA affiliates and students excel in their examination. This latest batch of high achievers has done Malaysia proud, and we are very excited to honour them with the awards. Our ACCA students and affiliates reinforce the truth that Malaysian talents continue to be one of the best in the world and therefore highly demanded by global employers."
This promising career prospect is exactly what Phua aspires for when he completes his ACCA Qualification. Sharing his excitement after receiving his award on stage, Phua said: "It was a pleasant surprise scoring so well in my paper, which shows that hard work definitely pays off. I will be taking my final ACCA papers in this coming December exams, and hopefully all goes well and I will graduate to affiliate status in the New Year."
Sin, who celebrates the completion of all her ACCA papers with this global award, is banking on her ACCA Qualification to propel her further in her career. "The ACCA Qualification has provided me with comprehensive training in all areas of finance. I am keen to make use of that by entering into the audit field to start, which would be a strong base to building a strong career in finance in the future," she said.
Phua and Sin had previously won awards for achieving first placing in Malaysia for their papers in the December 2010 ACCA exam session.
In addition, 29 ACCA and CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) students were presented with certificates for achieving the highest marks in Malaysia for their papers in the June 2012 exams. At the CAT Qualification level, the prize winners are Kar Yih Chiew, Ong Sim May, Lim Jinnsern Johnson, Low Yi Yan, Tan Pei Ying, Ng Li Ying, Lim Wei Jim, Ng Wei Ping, Chai Min Chiung, Eng Foong Teng, Ong ken Wei, Ong Yue Wen, Lim Mei Xian, Loh Jia Ying, Muthayee A/P Valliyappan, Tan Mun Yee and Sia Bor Shi.
Prize winners at the ACCA Qualification level are Teo Shin Lyn, Pou Geok Sin, Kane Hansel Bong, Christopher Louis Tan, Woon Cheau Yng, Kok Ying Fan, Winnie Lim Xiau Jien and Tan Chia Yie.
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