DPM Fadillah conferred as AFEO Distinguished Honorary Fellow for engineering contributions

Norlida (second right) presenting the medal to Fadillah witnessed by others at the Deputy Prime Minister's Office in Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur today (Feb 15, 2023).

KUCHING, Feb 15: Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof was conferred the Distinguished Honorary Fellow award from the Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) in recognition of his support and significant contributions toward engineering development to the engineering communities in Malaysia and the region.

Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) led by its president Ir Prof Dr Norlida Buniyamin and AFEO secretary general Ir Mohd Khir Muhammad representing AFEO chairman Dr Ir Danis Hidayat Sumadilaga presented the medal and certificate to Fadillah at his office in Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur today.

Also present to witness the presentation was IEM vice president and head commissioner of Asean Engineering Register Ir Yau Chau Fong.

According to a media release today, the Distinguished Honorary Fellow (DHF) award is conferred to distinguished persons of acknowledged eminence who have rendered very substantial and outstanding services to the engineering profession, the home institution and/or the Asean nations.

The Governing Board of AFEO at its meeting in 2021 in Brunei has unanimously agreed to confer Fadillah with the award following his nomination by IEM with regards to his capacity as the then Senior Minister of Works Malaysia was responsible for planning and implementation of all development and infrastructure projects in the country.

The award was originally scheduled to be presented at a ceremony in conjunction with the 39th Conference of Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO 39) in Brunei in November 2021. The ceremony was however cancelled due to overseas travel restrictions of both countries in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the Senior Minister of Works, Fadillah was actively involved with and supported intra Asean engineering activities and was a great promoter of Asean Engineering Best Practices and Asean Engineering Mobility.

In August 2021, he officiated at the opening of the AFEO Mid-Term Board meeting which was hosted by IEM in Johor Bahru.

The IEM took the opportunity to extend its heartiest congratulations and thanked Fadillah for his outstanding contribution towards engineering.

The organisation also conveyed its confidence that Fadillah will further contribute towards greater engagement in Asean engineering expertise for the development of Malaysia as well as the Asean community. — DayakDaily