Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Sabahans among Mother’s Award recipients


Two Sabahans were among 10 Malaysian mothers who received the inaugural ‘Malaysian Mother’s Award 2008” from the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Nur Zahirah. The award, organised by the Islamic Dakwah Foundation of Malaysia (Yadim) and the Malaysian Muslim Women Consultative Council, is aimed at raising the awareness among the society on the roles played by mothers in creating and moulding quality human resources. Lim Sai Khim, 77, of Kuala Lumpur; Anis Abdullah, 65, of Johor Baharu and Zaharah Mahmoodin, 66, of Perak are the recipients for the Mothers of Distinction category. Sajarah Latip, 72, (Sarawak); Rumunah Nodo@Haji Mustaffa, 64, (Johor Baharu); Prito Kaur @ Habibah Abdullah, 62, and Raseni Suparno, 58, (both from Sabah); and Alice Santha Abishegam, 59, (Kuala Lumpur) received the Mothers of Excellence category. Dayang Rakiah Abang Ali, 62, from Sarawak and Lam Boon Lun @ Dr Helen Gan, 61, from Kuala Lumpur are the recipients for the Special Jury Award. In her speech Tuanku Nur Zahirah praised Yadim for the initiative and paid tribute to Malaysian mothers for their roles in moulding the young, which she said, was the country’s hope for the future. The Mothers of Distinction recipients receive trophies and RM5,000 each while Mothers of Excellence receive RM3,000 and Special Jury Award (RM1,500) as well as trophies. - Bernama