Elevating, promoting, empowering and developing Bahasa Melayu or the Malay Language, besides cooperating with the Language and Literature Bureau and constantly being involved in linguistic activities are among the criteria in the selection of the Language Ambassador during the Language Month. The Language Ambassador award was given to Awang Haji Abdul Rashid bin Haji Damit, the Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Apart from working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Awang Haji Abdul Rashid is also active in association, youth, linguistic and youth empowerment activities. He is also the founder of 'Mahir Orator Brunei', the class which trains participants for public speaking or oratory competitions. Awang Haji Abdul Rashid highlighted a programme called Belia Hebat or Great Youth which acts as a platform for youths in learning leadership and oratory skills.
Source: Radio Television Brunei