Fairuz Fauzy presented with youth achievement award

A1 Team Malaysia driver, Fairuz Fauzy, was presented with a special UMNO award at a prestigious ceremony in Kuala Lumpur last weekend. The award recognised Fauzy's achievements as an icon for today's youth on the global stage. Fauzy represents...

A1 Team Malaysia driver, Fairuz Fauzy, was presented with a special UMNO award at a prestigious ceremony in Kuala Lumpur last weekend. The award recognised Fauzy's achievements as an icon for today's youth on the global stage. Fauzy represents his nation in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, an international motor racing series which travels around the world.

Fauzy proudly accepted his award from Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Hj. Abdul Razak, Malaysia's Prime Minister elect, at an event held at the Putra World Trade Centre in the capital city. The nominations for the award came from 70 overseas UMNO youth clubs worldwide, with over 15000 members.

The 26-year-old Malaysian said of receiving the UMNO recognition, "I am delighted, and humbled, to have been given this very special award. Being a role model for the youth of Malaysia is not only a great privilege it also carries with it a huge responsibility. It is one that I do not take lightly and I will always try to represent my fellow Malaysians, and our nation, to the best of my abilities. Whether I am on the racetrack in a country on the far side of the world or at home in Kuala Lumpur I hope that I inspire young people to follow their dreams. I believe that a dedication to your goal and the determination to succeed are the foundations that you need. Being honoured with this award proves that these principles will be rewarded."

Fauzy is currently preparing for the next round of the A1GP series which will be held in the Algarve, Portugal, from 10 -- 12 April this year.

-credit: malaysia

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Series A1GP
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