KUALA LUMPUR – Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) dominated Seri Angkasa Awards (SAA) Night 2016 by winning 10 of 27 awards at stake.
The national broadcaster won five awards each in the radio and television categories in the event held at Auditorium Perdana Angkasapuri, here last night.
Among the categories were Best Radio Entertainment (Rosli Derani, Radio Klasik), Best Male Radio DJ (Liang Kim Loong, AiFM), Best TV Magazine (Jabir Shafie, TV1) and Best TV news presenter (Shahril Sarapudin).
Astro won eight awards including Best Music TV arranger (Jim Teh, Astro Ria), Best TV Journalist (Kamarul Ariffin Haron (Agenda Awani-People Diplomacy Pak Jokowi), Best TV Comedy (Syed Khairulfariz (Mail & Sudin Sambut Ramadan) and Best TV Musical Entertainment (S.Ghnadimathi (International Superstar Grand Final 2015).
TV3 won four awards, TV9 won one award, ONE FM won two awards while IKIM FM won one award.
Veteran actor Datuk Rahim Razali received the Tokoh Seri Angkasa Award 2016 from Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.
Also present were Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) chairman Datuk Seri Azman Ujang and Bernama general manager Datuk Zulkefli Salleh.
The event was enlivened with performances by Salamiah Hassan, Ziana Zain, Siti Nordiana, Ning Baizura, Adibah Nor, Stacy and Azlan 9 and the Typewriter.
It was broadcast live on TV1, Astro Ria and Tonton from 9pm.