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Appreciation

Malaysia participation at the 12th Annual world championships of performing arts in Hollywood, California, AS on 18-28 July 2008

1. Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture formerly known as Kementerian Perpaduan, Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan (KPKKW) has participated in the 12th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts(WCOPA) at Hollywood, California, USA which was held from 18 until 28 July 2008.

2. 20 people participates which included 8 musicians and 8 dancers from Istana Budaya, 2 singers and 2 models. The Malaysian team has also performed ‘Malaysian show case’ at Hilton Hotel and Celebrity Center, Hollywood, Los Angeles.

3. The Malaysian team has participated in 39 categories which comprises vocal, music, dance and modelling along with 41 other countries from all over the world. From the 39 participation in the competition, the Malaysian team achieved 27 gold medals, 9 silver, 2 bronze and 15 Champion of the World titles. Singers, Noryn Aziz and Iqwal have also achieved “Anugerah Industri” as potential artist for United States market and have been chosen to join Best New Talent Award 2008 from 7 – 10 of August 2008 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Malaysian Team has also won the Best National Costume competition in the opening ceremony parade on the 18 July 2008 at Citywalk Universal Studio.

4.The details of the medals won by Malaysian team are as follows:-

PARTICIPATION NAME GOLD SILVER BRONZE WORLD CHAMPIONS
Noryn Aziz 3 + 1 1 1
Iqwal 4 1  –  –
 Istamuzika 2 + 1 2 2
RnR (Romli Abdullah &
Rosli Abu Bakar)
2  – 1
  N’Za (Nik Nizam Jaafar
& Zahari  Musa)
2  – 2
  Cak Pak (Ku Zahir Ku
Ahmad  & Encik Shamsul
Zin)
 – 2
Long Gang (Zamzahardi Mohamad Zambrin & Zamzahaman   Mohamad Zambrin) 1 1 1
  Artistana 4 + 1 4
  Zainoor (Zainal Abidin
Bujang &  Norsyafinas
Roselan)
2 2
  Norrudy (Rudy De Luna
JR &
Norsiah Mohd Yatim)
1 1 1
 Azura 1 + 1 1 1
  Ziea 1 1 1
  JUMLAH 27 9 2 15

Note: ( + 1) is the gold medal for finale of “Grand Champion”

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