MALAYSIAN WINS CHINESE LANGUAGE COMPETITON IN CHINA

SEPANG, Malaysia — Muhamad Shahmeer Mohd Nashrul was shocked beyond words when he found that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak conveyed his congratulations over his success at the 16th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students on Aug 12.

The 22-year-old second-year accountancy student in Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) , Puncak Alam campus won second place in the competition for Mandarin language proficiency in which 145 students from 112 countries competed for one month in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Speaking to reporters when met at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Penang-born who is a singer known more popularly as Meer Nash, said he was excited when he read the article written by UiTM on his success in China, quoting the congratulatory tweet by the prime minister.

Of Malay-Chinese parentage, Muhamad Shahmeer said he was fluent in Hokkien and started speaking Mandarin in Standard One when his parents sent him to study in a Chinese school.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK