via The Star, 29 August 2022: Another winner of this year’s Merdeka Award is Dr Annabel Teh Gallop of the British Library for her work on Malay literature.
Datuk Dr Annabel Teh Gallop won the Merdeka Award 2022 for “Outstanding Contribution to the People of Malaysia”.
The 61-year-old was recognised for her outstanding contribution in scholarly research, curation, archiving and preservation of ancient Malay letters and manuscripts, Malay seals and documents, which has led to the understanding of the Malay language as the language of trade and diplomacy throughout the Malay Archipelago, and the illumination of the rich heritage of the Malay world.
Born in England to an English father and Malaysian mother from Kedah, and raised in Brunei, Gallop is the Head of the South-East Asia section in the Asian and African Collections at the British Library in London, England, where she currently lives.
Source: Beauty of the Malay language: Merdeka Award winner preserves its rich heritage | The Star
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