93 receive state awards

Taib presents the PBK award to Richard Dampeng (left), Maris Agan (centre) and Mohamad Duri (right). Photo: Japen

KUCHING: A total of 93 persons received state awards from the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud during an investiture ceremony at Astana Negeri today.

Leading the recipients were Eric Richard Dampeng, Maris Agan, Mohamad Duri, Sirai Daha, Belie Blassan and Livan Tajang who were conferred the Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK) respectively during the recent birthday of the Head of State.

Twenty-six others received the Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (PPB) award, 16 the Ahli Bintang Sarawak (A.B.S.) award, 14 received the Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (A.B.K.) while the Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji (PPT) was awarded to 31 recipients.

Present at the ceremony were the wife of Yang di-Pertua Negeri Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Ragad Kurdi Taib and Community Wellbeing Assistant Minister Datuk Francis Harden Hollis.