Juma'ani (centre) receives the piece of special songket from Ajidin as, from left, Sabariah and Doreen look on.

KUCHING: The chief minister’s wife, Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku  Bujang on Sunday night (Sept 13) received a special piece of songkek made by the inmates of Puncak Borneo Prison.

The gift was presented by the director of the Sarawak State Prison, Ajidin Salleh at a ceremony held at a leading hotel here.

Juma’ani, who is also the president of the Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati), is the patron of the Sarawak Songket and Keringkam Heritage Innovation Project at the prison.

The ceremony continued with the presentation of a souvenir to Ajidin in conjunction with his transfer to the Malaysian Prisons Department in Kajang, Selangor.

Ajidin, director of the Sarawak State Prison since September 2015, has been promoted to become director of the Prisoner Management Division.

The event also featured singing and music performances.

At the start of the programme, Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation), Datuk Dr Sabariah Putit explained the history of the keringkam songket project at the prison.     

Also present were the wife of Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Datin Amar Doreen Mayang; Sabati secretary, Datin Dr Zaliha Christine Abdullah; Sabati treasurer, Datin Siti Shorgayah Ahmad Zaidin and several senior officials of the Sarawak State Prisons Department and Puncak Borneo Prison.

Juma’ani (fifth left) with Doreen (fourth right), Ajidin Salleh (third right), Zaliha (right), Siti (second left) and others at a photocall.