After months of intense preliminary rounds, the Deloitte Tax Challenge 2016 Finals finally commenced on 10 November 2016, as the Team and Individual Category finalists made their way to our Kuala Lumpur office to compete for the title of DTC 2016 Champions.
The final challenge questions were disclosed to the finalists 2 hours and 30 minutes before the Final judging round.
All smiles and poses before the pressure begins!
Our Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Partner, Sim Kwang Gek was one of the judges for the Team Category Final Round together with Vincent Hah, Business Development Senior Manager of ACCA Malaysia and Sunita Nathan, Publishing Director of SEA Wolters Kluwer CCH.
Country Tax Leader, Yee Wing Peng joined in the panel of judges for the Individual Category Final Round.
As the intense Final rounds came to an end, all the finalists, judges and invited guests proceeded to One World Hotel for the DTC Gala Dinner for a night of celebration.
The night was officiated by Country Managing Partner, Tan Theng Hooi who delivered the opening speech. David Chin, the Head of ACCA Malaysia and Sunita Nathan also gave a few words regarding their collaboration with Deloitte for the annual Deloitte Tax Challenge.
“You can tell immediately when you are working with individuals from Deloitte. They have a vibrancy and passion that exudes through everything they do, and partnering with Deloitte for the DTC is an honour as the competition resonates with what ACCA is passionate about,” said David.
The fun-filled evening featured performances by Deloitte Malaysia Tax professionals – Fariz Faruk, Diamond Khanted, Zhang Aijia and Ronica Kim who kept our guests hyped up throughout the night!
Staying true to the yearly DTC tradition, all DTC Finalists went up on stage to perform as well!
After a night of merriment, bursts of laughter (many thanks to our Gala Dinner emcees for keeping the crowd going) and joy, the DTC 2016 winners were finally announced!
Team USTAR from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) emerged as Team Category Champions, walking away with RM8000 in cash prize, RM7572 worth of Wolters Kluwer online resources and internships at another SEA Deloitte office!
James Voon Tein Wei from SWINBURNE University of Technology Sarawak Campus emerged as Individual Category Champion! He walks away with RM3000 in cash, RM7572 worth of Wolters Kluwer online resources and internship at another SEA Deloitte office as well.
Yee Pui Kei from Sunway University won the Best Writer award by Wolters Kluwer CCH. She walks away with RM1000 cash sponsored by Wolters Kluwer and RM985 worth of Wolters Kluwer books.
Kevin Chuah from TAR UC won the Best Presenter Award by ACCA Malaysia. Merit awards were also given to the best presenters from the Teams – Lim Jing Jie (TAR UC), Ong Chee Siong (INTI), Joesvan Liew (UTAR) and Goh Chuo Shuan (Sunway University).
Additionally, a Shining Star award by Deloitte was presented to Syazwan Adlee bin Sulaiman (UiTM) for his outstanding personality and charisma throughout the competition.
Our DTC 2016 Champions will go head to head with the DTC national champions from other Southeast Asia countries at the highly anticipated SEA Deloitte Tax Challenge 2017 in Singapore next year.
Congratulations to all our winners and we wish them all the best! Many thanks to our sponsors - ACCA Malaysia, Wolters Kluwer CCH and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) for their fervent support towards Deloitte and the Deloitte Tax Challenge.