It was a night to remember, as many remarkable women(s) not only from the state of Perak but from all over the country gather together to celebrate with each other their achievements. Women who have contributed greatly to Perak for at least ten years were recognized and given an award of appreciation based on by the votes of the people.
The Guest of Honour was our very own Prime Minister’s Wife YABhg Datin Seri DiRaja Rosmah Mansor who rendered a beautiful speech later that evening.
VVIPs Include: YB Senator Dato’ Heng Seai Kie (Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Family and Community Development),
Datin Seri Saripah bte Zulkifli (Chairperson of BAIDURI Perak), and YB Dato’ Hamidah bte Osman.
A total of 21 Award winners and 8 Recognition Individuals.
The event was held in Grand Valley Ballroom at the Kinta Riverfront Hotels & Suites which was the perfect place to hold such prestigious event and I was told by a friend that it was one of the first pillar-less ballroom in Ipoh. (Good Note)
Though this event was by invitation only, Ipohnews had the chance to be part of it. (Yay)
Words aside, here are some pictures for you from The Mutiara Perak Awards 2012, Enjoy!
“Hands that rock the cradle can shake the world, so great the influence of a woman, if we desire to realize the potential of ourselves to a higher level.” YABhg Datin Seri DiRaja Rosmah Mansor spoke to the crowd of women at the event last Sunday.
” Women also need to be brave to come forward to be the engine and catalyst to the process of rebuilding self-esteem and strength of the Malaysian race in this millenium ” she added.
Here are the list of Mutiara Perak Award Winners :
~ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ~
WOMAN OF TRUE BEAUTY AWARD : DATO’ DR. MADHURI MAJUMDER
~ WOMAN OF VISION AWARD ~
SOCIAL CATEGORY : PUAN ROHANA BTE SAIDIN (FOUNDER OF RUMAH TITIAN ASHRAFUL ROHANIAH)
PHILANTHROPHY CATEGORY: MADAM SIN KUAN LIN (FOUNDER OF PERTUBUHAN JAGAAN KANAK CACAT SETIA)
BUSINESS CATEGORY : DATIN THERESA FONG NYOK YOON (FOUNDER OF CAELY HOLDINGS BERHAD)
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY: MRS LEELAMONEY SINNIAH (PROMINENT LAWYER IN IPOH)
CREATIVE CATEGORY : PUAN AZIZAH BTE MOHD. YUSOF (TEKAT BENANG EMAS CRAFTSWOMAN)
PUBLIC SERVICE CATEGORY : PUAN CHONG PHAIK KEE (PENGARAH JABATAN KEBAJIKAN MASYARAKAT PERAK)
SPORTS CATEGORY : DATO’ RAJAMANI MAILGAMAM (NATIONAL SPORTSWOMAN FIGURE)
WOMAN OF INSPIRATION AWARD
ENVIRONMENT CATEGORY: DONNA BAYLIS (ESTABLISHED ENVIRONMENTALIST RESIDING IN IPOH)
ARTS & CULTURE CATEGORY : PUAN ROSENAH BINTI SHAMSULAMAN (PRESIDENT OF BADAN BANGSAWAN SERI PERAK)
MEDIA CATEGORY : PUAN KAMALACHEE A/P LETCHMANAN (PROMINENT TAMIL WRITER)
HEALTHCARE CATEGORY: DR. SUMITHRA SIVASUNTHARAM (CONSULTING SURGEON)
HOSPITALITY CATEGORY : DATIN JULIE SONG (FOUNDER OF INDULGENCE LIVING)
ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY : NAFSIAH YEOP ABDULLAH (FOUNDER OF TOK RENDANG MAK NIK)
SOCIAL ACTIVISM CATEGORY : DR. SHARIFAH HALIMAH BTE JAAFAR (PRESIDENT OF PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY) COMMUNITY RENEWAL CATEGORY: SISTER HELENA VYTIALINGAM (FOUNDER OF ROSE VIRGINIE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE IPOH)
RURAL DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY : EPA EMPOK (EMPOWERING ORANG ASLI COMMUNITY)
EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT : MRS LAI KONG WA (DIRECTOR OF IPOH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL)
~ SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD ~
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY: DATIN IRENE LEE (CO-FOUNDER OF TEAM KERIS BERHAD)
ANIMAL CARE CATEGORY : DR. GOH HUE LIANG (FOUNDER OF IPOH SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS)
AMBASSADOR OF PERAK WOMEN : DATO’ MICHELLE YEOH CHOO-KHENG
~ SPECIAL RECOGNITION – WOMEN OF DISTINCTION ~
Since the eligibility of the entire award categories are dedicated to local women, the Steering Committee in good faith has decided to honour eight eminent Perak-born women residing outside Perak.
1. Toh Puan Umasundari Sambanthan
2. Tan Sri Nuraizah bte Abdul Hamid
3. Tan Sri Rafidah bte Aziz
4. Tan Sri Asiah bte Abu Samah
5. Tan Sri Chow Poh Kheng @ Rosemary Chong
6. Tan Sri Ainum bte Mohd Saaid
7. Tan Sri Robaayah bte Zambahari
8. Datuk Justice (Retd) Heliliah bte Mohd Yusof
Mutiara Perak Awards 2012
Venue : Grand Valley Ballroom, Kinta Riverfront Hotels & Suites
Date : 23rd April 2012
Time : 8.00pm – 11.15pm
*For those interested in their photo(s) that was taken on that night can email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org