KUCHING, Sept 11 (Bernama) — The wife of Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, Toh Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib heads the list of 715 recipients of state awards and honours in conjunction with Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri’s 79th birthday Saturday.
Raghad will be conferred the Darjah Utama Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang Datuk Patinggi Bintang Kenyalang (DP) award, which carries the title “Datuk Patinggi” at the investiture ceremony to be held at RH Hotel, Sibu.
Public Service director-general Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal and Malaysian Armed Forces chief Tan Sri Dr Zulkifeli Mohd Zin were conferred the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Panglima Negara Bintang Sarawak (PNSB) which carries the title ‘Dato Sri’.
This is followed by the conferment of the Darjah Jasa Bakti Sarawak (DJBS) to Limbang Division Resident Maria Hasman and Sarawak Labour Department director August Buma, which carries the title ‘Datu’.
The ten recipients of the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Panglima Setia Bintang Sarawak (PSBS), which carries the title ‘Dato’ are Datin Amar Fatimah Mohd Iskandar, Chong Kia Hoi, Hii Poh Bing, Zaidi Khaldin Zainie Abdul Latif and Gerawat Gala
The others are Abdul Rahim Abdullah @ Gasah Lingkai, Lim Kim Siah @ Lim Kim Siah, Henry @ Harry ak Jinep, Chris Chung Soon Nam, and Temenggong Vincent Lau Lee Ming.
Brunei Corruption Prevention Bureau director/Permanent Secretary (Law and Welfare) Datuk Paduka Mohammad Juanda A.Rashid is the sole recipient of the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Panglima Setia Bintang Sarawak (Honorary) (PSBS)(H) which carries the ‘Dato’.
Other awards are the Johan Bintang Sarawak (JBS)(seven recipients), Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK) (five), Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (Emas) (PPC) (12), Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS)(28), Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK)(66), Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (Perak)(PPB)(49), Ahli Bintang Sarawak (ABS)(210), Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (ABK)(52), Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji (Gangsa)(PPT)(97), and Bentara Bintang Sarawak (BBS)(173).