KUCHING: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi heads the list of 115 recipients of state honours and awards in conjunction with Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud's 80th birthday.
Ahmad Zahid will be conferred the Datuk Patinggi Bintang Kenyalang award which carries the title 'Datuk Patinggi' at the investiture ceremony to be held in Miri tomorrow.
Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif and the wife of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, Puan Sri Jamilah Anu each will receive the Datuk Amar Bintang Kenyalang award, which carries the title 'Datuk Amar'.
This is followed by the conferment of the Panglima Negara Bintang Sarawak award to Public Utilities Minister Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang and OBYU Sdn Bhd executive chairman Tan Sri Bustari Yusuf which carries the title 'Datuk Sri'.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri will be the sole recipient of the Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang award which carries the title 'Datuk'.
Sarawak deputy state secretary Dr Sabariah Putit, permanent secretary to the Public Utilities Ministry Ubaidillah Abdul Latip and Sarawak Bumiputera Court chief registrar Ganie Ugay are conferred the Jasa Bakti Sarawak award which carries the title 'Datu'.
The seven recipients of the Panglima Setia Bintang Sarawak award which carries the title 'Datuk' are the wife of Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg, Datin Amar Juma'ani Tuanku Bujang, Malaysian ambassador to Spain, Kennedy Jawan and Opar state assemblyman Ranum Mina.
The others are BNDM Incorporated Holdings Sdn Bhd chairman Richard Wee, Robert Laing Anyie, Lim Kian Hock and Pastor Justin Wan.
Other awards are the Johan Bintang Sarawak (three recipients), Johan Bintang Kenyalang (eight), Johan Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (one), Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (Gold) (12), Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (12), Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (Honorary) (one), Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (49).
The others are Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (Silver) (95), Ahli Bintang Sarawak (66), Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (167), Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (Posthumous) (one), Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji (Bronze) (113), and Bentara Bintang Sarawak (195). - Bernama