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Malaysia’s and the world’s top funnyman, Harith Iskander has been awarded a trophy as well as a cash reward of RM100,000 by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) for his win at Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World competition.

Presented by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak, the trophy and cash reward are tokens of appreciation for Harith whose victory has brought Malaysia to an international level.

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“In lieu of my Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World win, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry threw a little ‘appreciation night’ for me at Afdlin’s Comedy Planet,” Harith posted on his Facebook.

“The Minister of Communication, DS Salleh Said Keruak honoured us with his presence which was apt because he had been a big supporter of my participation in the competition from the beginning. Thank you, we are blessed.”

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With over 80 competitors from more 50 countries around the world, Harith emerged as champion at the competition in Finland held on 10 December 2016, beating five other comedians in the finals.

The 50-year-old comedian took home a cash prize of USD100,000 (RM444,845) as well as the festival’s trophy.