KOTA KINABALU, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- Five federal ministers head the list of
722 recipients of Sabah state awards in conjunction with the 58th birthday of
Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin tomorrow.
The ministers conferred the Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu (SPDK) which
carries the title ''Datuk Seri Panglima'' are Defence Minister Datuk Seri
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister
of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, Minister of
Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili and Foreign
Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
Also awarded the state''s highest award are chairman of the National
Institute Occupational Safety and Health Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Appeal Court
Judge Datuk Sulong Matjeraie, Sabah State Secretary Datuk Sukarti Wakiman,
Sabah Cultural Board chairman Datuk Wences Anggang and former deputy Sabah chief
minister Datuk Tham Nyip Shen.
The state assemblyman for Banggi Abdul Mijul Unaini heads the list of 47
recipients of the Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) which carries the
Recipients for the second highest award are state Assistant Minister of
Infrastructural Development Pang Yuk Ming, advisor of the Sabah Kadazandusun
Murut Welfare and Education Association Abd Latiff Kandok, deputy
president of Parti Bersatu Sabah Almudin Kaida, Beluran Umno division
chief James Ratib, former Sabah Federation Department secretary Datuk Muhammad
Hatta Ab Aziz, chief executive officer of the Sabah Development Institute Mohd
Hasnol Ayub, state development officer Matusin Sunsang, Sabah veteran singer
Justine Stimol, state Printing Department director Salsidu Ibrahim, Marudu Umno
division chief Wetrom Bahanda, former assistant state minister Yapin Gimpoton,
Sabah Federation Department financial officer Yusof Sarangit, deputy health
director general Datuk Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman, deputy vice-chancellor of
Universiti Malaysia Sabah Associate Prof Dr Kasim Mansur, vice head of Kota
Kinabalu Umno division Fatimah Shara Ahmad Noor, state agricultural department
director MC Ismail Salam, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd senior general manager
Peter Lajumin, Sabah Police deputy commissioner SAC Tan Kok Liang and veteran
politicians Mohd Said Senang and Salman Ghulam.
Also receiving the PGDK are Abdullah Mohd Said, Ahmad Abdul Rahman,
Steven Awit Beliku, Chong Choon Kim, Chu Kok Keng, Elizabeth Maurice @ Mary
Elizabeth Maurice Anthony, Ismail Mayakob, Jasri @ Nasip Matjakir, Joseph @
Bernard Dalinting, Leong Chen Kong, Leong Pau Chu @ Mayang, Lim Kong Yuen and
Malaya Sibuku @ Ayalamshah.
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Other recipients of PGDK are Dr Mathavan A/L Karuppiah, Mohd Basari Abdul
Gafar, Norbert Chin Chuan Siong, Rajaratnam A/L Satsithananda, Rajendran PV
Gopalan @ Victor Rajasekaran, Jeneral Brigadier Ranjit Singh Ramday, Rowland
Chin Kok Fah, Siti Aisah Mohd Asry, Soon Ten Fook, Wong Yun Sang, Mak Saok Fong,
Sahidun Basni @ Saidun Basni and Lim Nyuk Min.
Former member of Parliment for Sandakan Datuk Lau Ngan Siew and former press
secretary to five chief ministers Datuk Stanislaus Yee Fong Chen are among the
eight made Justices of Peace. The others are New Sabah Times managing director
Anthony Wong, lawyer Ruvia Awang, Joseph Ahlan, Stephen Laison Alamin, Mohamad
Alamin dan Anthony C. Linggian.
Among the recipients of the Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (ASDK) are Sabah
director of prisons Suria Ibrahim, director of the Sabah Environment Protection
Department Yabi Yangkat, PBS Sepanggar division chief William Majimbon, Village
Development Cooperative general manager Datu Basrun Datu Mansor, general manager
of Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for Sabah and Labuan Joseph Podtung, businessman
Mohd Joehari Ayub, Daily Express chief reporter Kassim Sangi and Utusan Borneo
chief reporter John Tambanan.
Among recipients of the Ahli Darjah Kinabalu (ADK) are Sabah assistant
director general of information Dr Arby Cole and Utusan Borneo journalist Yusop
Teppo while RTM announcer Norane Ahmad receives the Bintang Setia Kinabalu
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