An English-born Hong Kong social activist, elected member of the Urban Council of Hong Kong from 1963 to 1995, and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1988 to 1995
Government Service Awardees
Recognized for outstanding service in the public interest in any branch of government, including executive, judicial, legislative, or military.
Thailand’s sensitive and committed leader, who fought for the rights of disadvantaged sectors of society
A respected civil servant who has maintained his moral independence and social responsibility while leading Thailands’ Public Finance and Higher Education sectors, contributing to the country’s steady economic development
A diplomat, nationalist and public servant who, even under the most adverse circumstances in the context of Laos, has led government institutions he has served as bastions of public trust that can bring progress to his people and foster back their faith in government as a means to serve them
A respected social innovator and population leader in the 70s who served as the head of the Family Planning Board of East Java based in Surabaya
A Chinese atomic and nuclear theoretical physicist who worked in the United States, Canada, mainland China, and Taiwan. He has been called the "Father of Chinese Physics"
His expertise in the management of problem soils in Vietnam, together with his knowledge on rice production and agricultural diversification in the Mekong Delta, greatly increased rice productivity and contributed to the emergence of Vietnam as the third-largest rice exporting country in the world
A Filipino public servant, law professor and politician who was chair of the Philippine Commission on Good Governance
An esteemed and well-regarded “Father of Hybrid Rice” who pioneered scientific agricultural research, developing the genetic materials and technologies essential for breeding high-yielding hybrid rice varieties, that has helped transform China from food deficiency to food security within three decades
A Malaysian historian who made her country's National Archives the most professional and technically advanced in the whole of Southeast Asia