FIVE FEDERAL MINISTERS HEAD LIST OF 722 RECIPIENTS OF SABAH AWARDS

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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

title ''Datuk''.

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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SABAH-AWARD 2 (LAST) KOTA KINABALU

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

(BSK).

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