16 September, 2003
Kota Kinabalu: Information Minister Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob heads the list of 574 people conferred with honours and awards in conjunction with the 57th birthday of the Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah, today (Tuesday).
He was awarded the ‘Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu’ (SPDK), the State’s highest award, which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri Panglima’.
Another recipient of the SPDK is businessman Datuk Mohammed alias Kadir Mohamad Mastan.
The investiture will be held at the Istana Negeri here today.
State Umno Youth head, Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan, is among 26 people conferred the ‘Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu’ (PGDK) which carries the title ‘Datuk’.
Other recipients of the PGDK are Puteri Umno Chief Azalina Othman Said, Kunak Assemblyman Jasa Rauddah, Tempasuk Assemblyman Musbah Jamli, Sabah Sports Board General Manager Herman Tiongsoh, Libaran Wanita Umno Chief Armani Mahiruddin, Sabah Hakka Association President Tan Fook En, Parti Liberal Demokratik (LDP) Information Chief Lau Yick Chiang and Sabah Umno Executive Secretary Kadzim Yahya.
The PGDK recipients include former senior police officer Clement Jaikul, former Negeri Sembilan Education Director Khamis Noyo, former Sabah Fire and Rescue Director Leonard A. Athanasius, former Senator R. M. Jasni, businessman Lim Kim Heng, Ling Hua Kai, pharmacist Nancy Ho, Awang alias Mat Bashir Samat, Abdul Hadi Abdul Khatab, Abdul Wahab Sulaiman, Ahmad Mohamad Yassin alias M.Y. Ahmad, Awang Damit Awang Othman, Gabuh Paging, Shuhaibun Yussuf, Teo Ming Chung alias Chong Ming Chung, Andrew Lo Vun Bin and Nam Marthinin.
Seven people made Justices of Peace (JP) are Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Vice President Yunof Maringking, John Maluda, A. Ghandi Dhas s/o P. Arunasalam Pillay, Adnan Puteh, Mary alias Mariati Robert, Tan Kim Beng and Vincent Shia Tee Yap alias Sheah Zwat Tsang.
Sixty-two people receive the ‘Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu’ (ASDK). Among them are Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah Secretary-General Ellron Angin, former Kemabong Assemblyman Esar Andamas, former Sugut Assemblyman Pg Abdul Khafid Pg Aslleh, Sabah Football Association Executive Secretary Harry Baking, the PBS president’s wife, Datin Genevieve Kitingan, DSP Abdul Majid Mahmud, Datu Mansor Datu Jalilul Hassan, Abdul Mutalib Hashim and Abdul Ghani Abas.
Another 89 people are conferred the ‘Ahli Darjah Kinabalu’ (ADK). They include the State Youth and Sports Minister’s private secretary, David Tiongin Lumbok, Thomas Moore Wille, Vincent Lee, Zainal Abidin Hassan, Wahid Norbinsha and Petrus Leonard Yong.
A total of 143 people receive the ‘Bintang Setia Kinabalu’ (BSK). Sabah Puteri Umno Information Chief Suzaini Sabdin is one of the recipients.
Another 196 people receive the ‘Bintang Kinabalu’ (BK), while 49 others receive honorary certificates.