Entertainer, Globinaco among Top Achievers
Published on: Sunday, March 24, 2019
By: Bernama
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KOTA KINABALU: Popular Sabah entertainer Ampal was among more than 30 recipients of the Sabah Top Achievers Awards 2019 at a gala dinner here Friday night.

Ampal, whose real name is Abu Bakar Ellah, 60, and has been in the entertainment business since 1981, received the award under the “Legendary Artist” category.

The lyricist, composer, singer and actor said after the awards ceremony that he was deeply honoured to be given the        recognition.

Also present were Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau who represented Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal in officiating the event.           

Also honoured (posthumously) were four Mount Kinabalu mountain guides who were killed in the Ranau earthquake tragedy in 2015.

They were Robbi Sapinggi and Joseph Solungin from the Gunung Kinabalu Mountain Guides Association and Ricky Masirin and Valerian Joannes from Mountain Torq Sdn Bhd.

Meanwhile, Globinaco Sdn Bhd was named top achiever in the Industry Excellence in Infrastructure category.

The award was presented by Mohd Azis to Globinaco Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Dr Lawrence Chu. 

“Globinaco Sdn Bhd is committed to providing superior quality infrastructure works to our clients, and human development and training are always our top priority,” said Chu. 

Established in 2003, Globinaco Sdn Bhd has since been involved in civil engineering, road construction and other infrastructure-related projects.



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