Puan Sri Kai Yong Yeoh Book Prize 2020

The Puan Sri Kai Yong Yeoh Book Prize was established as an incentive to encourage the children of YTL Group employees to develop and strengthen their talents and skills. The book prize is also an avenue to recognise students with promising potential and reward academic excellence. The objective of this prize is to encourage a sense of creativity, originality and critical thinking among youth. It also aims to develop their communication skills. The book prize is also designed to help create a sense of responsibility towards society, and to assist in character building in the participants.

The Refugee Crisis

We are experiencing a crisis where millions are displaced from their home countries and forced to seek shelter in other countries. They cross borders with practically no possessions, they flee because their lives are threatened. They climb into boats with strangers

As the World Watches
As refugees flee the brutality of their own countries, the world watches on with indifference. Some of these refugees are sent to camps and still live in fear, poverty and inhumane conditions. Some are absorbed into societies that don’t understand them or accept them.

“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”-Anonymous


  • For YTL Staff Children only
  • For full-time students
  • Age categories: 10-14 years; 15-17 years and 18-21 years.

Phase 1
Before you tackle the refugee crisis, you will have to successfully complete phase 1. To get through Phase 1 of the competition for the 18-21 years and the 15-17 years, all you need to do is to send us a 500-word personal statement telling us about your ambition/interests/ likes /dislikes.

For the 10-14-year category, you can send us a 200-word personal statement /poem

Send your application to https://forms.gle/V4uVrThLYrhNBNmh7

You will be tested on:

  • Command of the language
  • Content
  • Creativity

Phase 2
Only successful candidates will receive Phase 2 questions.

• May 15, 2020. ( For Malaysian Applicants)
• June 15, 2020. ( Applications outside Malaysia )