By GC Editor-in-Chief
The full list of winners from the annual GC Men Of The Year Awards 2020, in association with Bon Zainal
It’s been an extraordinary year like few others – the unexpected resignation of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a global COVID-19 pandemic the world was ill-prepared for, and the global Black Lives Matter movement. As a result, a multiplier effects that included the collapse of global GDP growth, rocketing unemployment, and a persistent racial inequality around the world.
But in a world on its knees come the people determined to step forward. In absolute class. And the GC Men Of The Year Awards, in its 2nd year, has provided us with an opportunity to celebrate the people who made Malaysia a better place over the past 12 months, when we've needed them most.
During the darkest stretch of the pandemic in March, when health workers were putting their lives on the line on a daily basis, Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah began announcing the COVID-19 cases everyday without fail. He soon found himself at the centre of a media storm, as one bright spark in an era defined by death, anxiety and fear. Four months later, he was awarded the distinguished title of ‘Tan Sri’, in conjunction with the Malaysian King, HRH Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s official birthday celebrations.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here is the full list of this year's winners…