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Top cop leads state honours


INVESTITURE: NSTP group managing editor among recipients of awards

KOTA KINABALU: STATE police commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib led 240 recipients of honours from Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin at an investiture in Istana Negeri here yesterday.

Hamza and 32 others received the state's second highest award -- the Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK), which carries the title Datuk.

Other PGDK recipients include New Straits Times Press group managing editor Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, Immigration Department Director Datuk Mohammad Mintek, Rural Development Corporation general manager Datuk Basrun Datu Mansur and Sabah Housing Tribunal president Datuk Ahmad Sedik.

Other recipients of the PGDK were Parti Bersatu Sabah deputy secretary-general Datuk Daniel Kinsik, chief private secretary to the prime minister Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Kasim and Federation of Sabah Manufacturers vice-president Mary Ling.

A total of 27 people received the state's third highest award -- the Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (ASDK).

Among them were state information director Almain Ajirul and Shell Malaysia senior manager for government relations for Sabah and Labuan Datin Lucy Irene Yong.

The Sabah head of state conferred 25 people with the Ahli Darjah Kinabalu (ADK), 73 with the Bintang Setia Kinabalu (BSK), 77 with the Bintang Kinabalu and 22 with certificates of honour.

Juhar also presented appointment letters as Justice of the Peace (JP) to six recipients.

Among them were Sabah Youth Council president Kevin Lim and state Umno Youth vice-head Mohd Joh Wid.

Present were the Yang Di Pertua Negeri's wife Toh Puan Norlida R.M. Jasni, state assembly speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Said and state secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman.

Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin (second from right) congratulating NSTP group managing editor Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Hamid (left) and state police commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib (second from left). Looking on is Juhar’s wife Toh Puan Norlida R.M. Jasni. Pic by Edmund Samunting

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