KOTA KINABALU: Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin presented state awards and medals to 17 recipients in conjunction with his 67th birthday celebration at Istana Negeri here.
Heading the list was Deputy Chief Minister II and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan, who was conferred the Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu (SPDK) award which carries the title Datuk Seri Panglima.
Another SPDK recipient was state secretary Datuk Seri Safar Untong.
At the investiture ceremony yesterday, Juhar also conferred the Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) award that carries the title Datuk to nine recipients.
They included state Attorney General Brenndon Keith Soh, state Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali and Sabah federal secretary Datuk Samsuni Mohd Nor.
Four recipients of the Justice of the Peace (JP) medal were Kawang assemblyman Datuk Ghulam Haidar Khan, state Public Service Department director Datuk Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai, Datuk Mairin Idang and Tan Kok Jyh.
The ceremony was also attended by Juhar’s wife, Toh Puan Norlidah RM Jasni, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor and his wife Datin Juliah Salag, Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and Datuk
Dr Joachim Gunsalam, state Finance Minister II Datuk Masidi Manjun and Rural Development Minister Datuk Jahid Jahim. — Bernama
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