MIRI: Acting Head of State Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar yesterday conferred state awards on 192 individuals during the morning session of an investiture ceremony at the Miri Marriot Resort and Spa.
Community leader Temenggong Ang Keng Su, who is the sole recipient of Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK), headed the list, followed by the chief executive officer of Sarawak Convention Bureau Jillian Ann Heinrich.
She was the sole recipient of the Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK) – Kehormat.
Four others were conferred Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (PPC).
The recipients were Grunsin Ayom (director-general of the Malaysian Pepper Board), Kameri Affandi (director of the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Unit, Chief Minister’s Department), Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki (director of Yayasan Sarawak) and Serina Sauni (principal of Sekolah Menengah Sains Miri).
Jane Lian Labang the general manager of Sarawak Culture Village, was among the six who were conferred the Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS).
Others were Aie Badak, James Laju Ambok, Thomas Paran, Tiong Tung Uh and Victor Temenggong Angang.
The deputy secretary of the NKRA, Ministry of Home Affairs, and former Miri district police chief ACP Jamaludin Ibrahim was among 12 persons bestowed the Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK).
Among the other recipients were Anthony Belarek and Razali Yu.
Asfia also conferred the Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (PPB) on 20 individuals, 30 (Ahli Bintang Sarawak – ABS), 14 (Ahli Bintang Kenyalang – ABK), 44 (Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji – PPT) and 55 (Bentara Bintang Sarawak – BBS).
Among those present at the ceremony were Asfia’s wife Datin Amar Fatimah Mohd Iskandar, Assistant Minister of Resource Planning Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Sibuti MP Ahmad Lai Bujang, Deputy State Secretary Datuk
Ose Murang, Miri Resident Antonio Kahti Galis, senior government officials and community leaders.