A total of 181 staff of the Ipoh City Council were presented with the Excellence Service Award. Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Harun Rawi said that the award was in appreciation to those who had served the council well.
“MBI appreciates the contributions of our staff who had served with dedication and sincerity in ensuring that Ipoh City Council achieves its goal of making Ipoh the best city.”
Meanwhile, 34 retired MBI staff also received accolades for their past services. Under the ‘Jasamu Dikenang’ award category, these retirees from various departments of the council received a certificate of appreciation and a souvenir each.
Nazri Yahaya, 54, who has worked at the council for 29 years, expressed happiness at being selected as a recipient of the Excellent Service Award. He received a certificate of appreciation, Premium Savings Certificate worth RM1000 and a wrist watch.
He said, “I would like to thank the Mayor and the panel of judges for nominating me. This award is not mine alone. Hopefully, it would inspire my colleagues to be more dedicated in discharging their responsibilities as an employee of MBI.”
Another recipient, Sumathy, 54, had served the council for 16 years since 1995, first as a temporary worker, then absorbed as a permanent employee in 1997. “This is my second award. My first award was in 2008. It serves to motivate me to continue to work hard for the betterment of the council,” she said.
It was the second award for Fathima Beevi, 46, too. A general worker, she has been with MBI for over 13 years. Fathima believed that it would spur her colleagues to be more committed in their work. “It creates healthy competition among us,” she told Ipoh Echo.