Igan MP bestowed Johan Bintang Sarawak in ceremony at Astana

Taib (right) presents the Johan Bintang Sarawak award to Ahmad Johnie in an investiture ceremony at the Astana in Kuching today (Jan 18, 2023). Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Jan 18: Igan MP Ahmad Johnie Zawawi has been bestowed the Darjah Utama Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Johan Bintang Sarawak (JBS) by the Sarawak Governor Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud today in an investiture ceremony at the Astana here today.

According to a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) report, a total of 156 recipients were conferred with State awards and medals.

The ceremony commenced with the conferment of JBS to three recipients— Ahmad Johnie, Sarawak Federal Development Office (SDO) director Jasni Jubli, and Sarawak Heart Centre cardiologist Dr Alan Fong Yean Yip.


National paralifting athlete and 2020 Summer Paralympics gold medalist Bonnie Bunyau Gustin received the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK).

Meanwhile, five people received the Pingat Pentadbiran Awam Johan Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (JPC)—Sutekno Ahmad Belon, Adana Jed, Abdul Wahab Rahim, Toeiyah Tioh, and Professor Dr Wan Hashim Wan Ibrahim.

The Pingat Pentadbiran Awam Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (PPC) was bestowed upon six recipients—Chiew Chee Yau, Abdul Aziz Mohamad Yusuf, Fathi Hambali, Sebi Abang, Dr Adrian Susin Ambud, and Jack Liam.

In addition, a total of 12 recipients were conferred the title of Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak, Pegawai Bintang Sarawak (PBS).

The Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK) was also conferred on 15 recipients, as was the Pingat Pentadbiran Awam Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (PPB) on 30 recipients.

The Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak Ahli Bintang Sarawak (ABS) was bestowed upon 31 recipients, while the Darjah Utama Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang Sarawak Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (ABK) was bestowed upon 24 recipients.

The ceremony concluded with the conferment of the Pingat Perkhidmatan Awam Pingat Perkhidmatan Terpuji (PPT) to 29 recipients.

Also present at the investiture ceremony were Taib’s wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Raghad Kurdi Taib, Sarawak Deputy Minister of Utility and Telecommunications Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, and Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki. — DayakDaily