Taib (seated, eighth left) with some of the award recipients yesterday.

KUCHING: A total of 146 recipients were awarded state honours by Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud at Astana Negeri Sarawak yesterday.

Taib confers the JBK award on Peter Jalong Usang.

Leading the list of recipients for Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK) were Peter Jalong Usang @ George Jalong who is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Telang Usan deputy treasurer.

Among the three recipients of Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (PPC) were Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee.

Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman and Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang were also conferred Pingat Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS) along with six others.

Pingat Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK) was conferred on 13 individuals while 26 people received Perkhidmatan Bakti (PPB).

A total of 25 recipients were awarded Ahli Bintang Sarawak (ABS) while Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (ABK) was given to 17 recipients, Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji (PPT) to 29 recipients and  Pingat Bentara Bintang Sarawak (BBS) to 20 others.

Also present were Taib’s wife Puan Datuk Patinggi Ragad Kurdi Taib, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion and other dignitaries.