MIRI: Head of State Tun Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud conferred state awards on 204 recipients during an investiture ceremony at Mega Hotel yesterday.
Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Suzanne Lee Tze Ha was sole recipient of the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Johan Bintang Sarawak (JBS).
The Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK) was awarded to Abu Bakar Amit and Dr Rose Lena Lazemi. Bong Muk Shin and Zaidi Mahdi were recipients of the Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (PPC). The nine recipients of the Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS) were Alexius Nayang Munan, Awangku Jamuddin Pengiran Kon, Keith Chin Hsiun, Kong San Hoe, Dora Abdul Rahman, Szetu Gui Fong, Tan Ah Lan, Penghulu Lansam Goyang and the late Lay Adon (received by Annuar Lay).
Four recipients of the Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK) were Azamain Anie, Jimmy Ngindang Bau, Mohd Zainy Mohamed Zain and Dr Lulie Joshua Meling.
Seven recipients of the Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (PPB) were Affendi Boll, Awang Junaidi @ Awang Razali Awang Karim, Hamzah Morshidi, Helen Tan Lie Peh, Mohamad Haslan Abdul Khalik, Miseman Baki and Zamahari Saidi.
There were 79 recipients of the Ahli Bintang Sarawak (ABS), 11 Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (ABK), 32 Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji (PPT) and 57 Bentara Bintang Sarawak (BBS).
Among those attending the investiture ceremony were Taibs wife Toh Puan Dato Sri Raghad Kurdi Taib, Early Childhood Education and Family Development Assistant Minister Rosey Yunus, Sibuti MP Ahmad Lai Bujang and Lambir Assemblyman Ripin Lamat.