After the 2004 Centre Directors Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, the SEAMEO Secretariat called for the 2005 SEAMEO Service Awards implementation. The selection procedures and guidelines of previous years were applied for the nomination of the 2005 SEAMEO Service Awardees. The Awards announcement and presentation was convened at the Opening of Plenary Session I, the 40th SEAMEO Council Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on 15 March 2005.

The 2004 Center Directors Meeting recommended organizing a less formal workshop for future awardees in order to encourage staff at all levels to participate more in this programme. In collaboration with SEAMEO RETRAC and the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, the Welcome and Introduction session was held for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 40th SEAMEO Council Conference at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dr Edilberto de Jesus, SEAMEO Secretariat Director, welcomed the awardees. A SEAMEO video presentation followed.After the awardees introduced themselves, they were also introduced to Vietnam. The session concluded with a forum.

SEAMEO Council President H.E. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Hien, Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam, outgoing Council President H.E. Pehin Dato Haji Abdul Aziz Umar and SEAMEO Secretariat Director Dr. Edilberto de Jesus present testimonial plaques to the 2005 SEAMEO Service Awardees.

The 2005 SEAMEO Service Awardees with their testimonial plaques.

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, Secretariat Director Dr. Edilberto de Jesus and Mr. Thanh Thong Minh, Director of Studies of RETRAC, during the programme for the 2005 SEAMEO Service Awardees.

The 2005 SEAMEO Service Awards during the workshop.

The 2005 SEAMEO Service Awardees visiting many places of interest in Hanoi on 16 March 2005.

Hall of Distinction
Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO RECSAM Ms Irene Lee Chow Kheng (Mrs Ng Kum Kool)
SEAMEO RELC Mr Mohd Yusri Osman
SEAMEO RETRAC Mr Than Trong Minh
SEAMEO RIHED Mrs Wachareeporn Nilratt
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC Mr Muhammad Lukman
SEAMEO SEARCA Ms Lily L. Tallafer
SEAMEO SPAFA Ms Ratchaporn Tesjeep
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Mrs Parinda Chomming
SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia Prof Dr Johanna S.P.Rumawas
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Miss Selvarani d/o Ariakutty
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Miss Betty Beatriz D Flores
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Miss Kannikarkaew Pinit
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mrs Ibarizah @ Edah Binti Haji Ibrahim
SEAMEO Secretariat Mr Swarng Jitranont
Profiles of Awardees for 2004/2005
Dr Tania June

BSc. Bogor Agricultural University, 1988
MSc. University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia, 1991
PhD. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2002

Current Workplace BIOTROP ICSEA
BTIC Building
Jl. Raya Tajur Km. 6 Bogor
Phone: ++62 251 356076/381416/(0817401713 Cell.)
Fax: ++62 251 381416
Email: taniajune(at)
Commencing Date January 2003
Commencing Position Scientist
Current position Head of GCTE-Impact Centre for Southeast Asia/Programme Coordinator MSc in IT for Natural Resources Management
Working Ethic Always set up goals and try as hard as possible to reach them.
Personal Motto Keep going and never give up, no matter how bad our situation is .......................
Mr Myo Aung
Education B.A. University of Yangon, 1974
M.A. University of Yangon, 1991
Current Workplace SEAMEO CHAT
Pyay Road
P.O. 11041, Yangon
Tel.: 95 1 515180
Fax: 95 1 515175
Email: seameo_chat(at)
Commencing Date 1 April 2002
Commencing Position Programme Officer
Current position Programme Officer
Working Ethic Have full regards upon all.
Personal Motto "Satisfying all"
Mr Jesse M. Tuason
Education Bachelor of Arts and Communication Research
University of the Philippines
Current Workplace SEAMEO Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology
Commonwealth Ave., Diliman
Quezon City 1101
Tel. 924-7681 to 84
Fax: 926-4476
Email: jesse(at)
Commencing Date 17 April 1995
Commencing Position Information Assistant
Current position Publication and Documentation Officer IV
Working Ethic As we work, it is important not to lose ourselves in our selfish aims but to be always mindful that the common good is the only goal worth seeking.
Personal Motto -
Ms Irene Lee Chow Kheng (Mrs Ng Kum Kool)
Education Secondary Five, Senior Cambridge Certificate
Intermediate Book-keeping, London Chamber of Commerce Institute
Current Workplace SEAMEO RECSAM
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
1170 Gelugor, Penang
Tel: +60(4)658-3266 to 7
Fax: +60(4)657-2541
Commencing Date 1 December 1973
Commencing Position Assistant Clerical Officer
Current position Administrative Assistant (Finance)
Working Ethic Honest, Reliable, Punctual, Responsible and Cooperative.
Personal Motto Meeting targets before deadlines.
Mr Mohd Yusri Osman
Education Yishun Town Secondary School (GCE "O" Level), 1995

NTC3 Electrical Installation and Servicing, Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Ang Mo Kio, 1997
Current Workplace SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Tel: 68857828
Email: yusri(at)
Commencing Date 9 April 2001
Commencing Position Assistant Technician
Current position IT Assistant
Working Ethic Yusri is tenacious in trying to get the job done well. He keeps attending a problem until he has found a solution. He doesn't like mediocrity in work.
Personal Motto Sky's the Limit.
Mr Than Trong Minh
Education BSc in Computer Sciences, Lotus College, HCM City, Vietnam,1995
BA in TESOL, Hanoi University of Foreign Languages, HCM City Vietnam, 1998
Master degree in TESOL, Victoria University, Australia, 1999
Current Workplace SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton
HCM City
Tel: (84-8) 8245618
Fax: (84-8) 8232175
Email: vnseameo(at)
Commencing Date 10 August 1997
Commencing Position Director of Studies -- English Language Training Department
Current position Director of Studies -- English Language Training Department
Working Ethic Stay on purpose, not on outcomes. In other words, do the task because it needs to be done or it will help someone or just because you love it. Do not do it for money or recognition. Those will come naturally.
Personal Motto "Challenge Builds You" -- when we step forward to meet the challenge, we always connect with the best we have. Therefore as we work through the challenge, whatever strength and ability we possess will grow even stronger.
Mrs Wachareeporn Nilratt
Education Bachelor of Education (English), Silpakorn University, 1992
Mastr of Education (AV Communications), Chulalongkorn University, 1995
Higher Graduate Diploma Programme (Educational Management), Chulalongkorn University, 2000
Current Workplace SEAMEO RIHED
5th Floor, Commission on Higher Education Building
328 Sri Ayutthaya Road, Rajthewee
Bangkok 10400
Tel: +66(0) 2644-5418, 2644-9856 to 63 ext. 523
Fax: +66(0) 2644-5421
Email: rihed(at), rihed(at)
Commencing Date 1 December 1994
Commencing Position Research Assistant
Current position Documentation Officer
Working Ethic Working with RIHED is not only for money, but also being a part of the development of higher education in SEA region.
Personal Motto -
Mr Muhammad Lukman
Education BA, Universitas Teabvka, 1989
Master in TESOL, New Mexico State University, 1999
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
Cenderawasih Street, Km. 15.5
Ciputat 15401, Jakarta Selatan
Commencing Date 1 June 1999
Commencing Position Research Staff
Current position Training & HRD Manager
Working Ethic We should respect our boss.
Personal Motto If we don't care, who cares?
Ms Lily L. Tallafer
Education BSc in Development Communication (cumlaude), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), 1985
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEARCA
College, Los Banos
Laguna 4031, Philippines
Tel: +63(49) 536-2365 to 7, 536-2287, 536-2290
536-2363, 536-2554, 536-2576, 536-3459
Fax: +63(21) 536-7097, 536-2914
Email: llt(at), post(at)
Commencing Date 29 July 1985
Commencing Position Editorial Assistant (later promoted to Communication & Publication (Officer)
Current position Senior Executive Assistant to the Director
Working Ethic Be a gracious professional and expect the same from co-workers, regardless of rank.
Personal Motto Live a grateful and honest life.
Ms Ratchaporn Tesjeep
Education B.S., The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, 1997
High School, Wat Khemapirataram School, Nonthaburi, 1994
Current Workplace SEAMEO SPAFA
81/1 SPAFA Headquarters Building
Si-Ayutthaya Road
Sam-sen, Theves, Bangkok 10300
Tel: 02-2804022-9 ext. 115
Fax: 02-2804030
Email: ratchy(at)
Commencing Date 26 May 1998
Commencing Position Computer Manager
Current position Computer Manager
Working Ethic Past 3 years to stabilize, next 3 years to move forward. (following the campaign of Thai Rak Thai Party ...)
Personal Motto No past, no future, do the best for today.
Mrs Parinda Chomming
Education Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Ramkhamhang University, 1991
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED Network
420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 66-2 3549145-6 ext. 15
Fax: 66-2-3549144
Email: chomming2(at)
Commencing Date 11 August 1992
Commencing Position Accountant III
Current position Accountant II
Working Ethic - Prioritize significance and urgency of work so that the most urgent one can be dealt with first
- Follow up assignments and always check if the outcome is as expected
- Correct any mistakes and try to improve them
- Keep records of anything that need improving to achieve the good-quality work.
Personal Motto Do our best for today.
Prof Dr Johanna S.P.Rumawas
Education Medical Doctor, University of Indonesia,1954-1961
Diploma in Nutrition, Indonesia Medical Association,1968
Certificate in Food Science and Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Administrative Medicine, Colombia University, 1969
Diploma in Medical Nutrition (recognized equivalent to MSc), Indonesia Medical Association,2000
Certificate in Clinical Nutrition, Indonesian Medical Association, 2004
Current Workplace

Jl. Salemba Raya No. 4 Jakarta Pusat 10430
Tel: 021-31930205
Fax: 021-3913933
Email :jrumawas(at)

Commencing Date July 1970
Commencing Position Academic Staff/Lecturer (1970-now)
Coordinator of Regional Graduate Diploma in Applied Nutrition Course (1972-1995)
Coordinator/Assistant Deputy for Education Regional Graduate MSc in Community Nutrition/Training Programme (1995-2000)
Deputy Director for Education SEAMEO-TROPMED RCCN-UI (2000-2003)
Current position Advisory Board Member SEAMEO-TROPMED RCCN-UI
Working Ethic Being a supervisor and a subordinate at the same time, I have always tried to place and act accordingly; regardless to my position I always try to be a friend to every one.
Personal Motto Don't do to others what you don't want others do to you.
Miss Selvarani d/o Ariakutty
Education Cambridge School Certificate, Anglo Chinese School, Kampar Perak, Malaysia, 1964
Current Workplace Office of the Deputy Director-General of Health
Institute for Medical Research Jalan Pahang
Kuala Lumpur 50588
Commencing Date 1 March 1968
Commencing Position


Current position Clerk
Working Ethic With 36 years of working experience, I have always strived to set a good example in the workplace as well as guide and motivate others especially those who are new or face difficulties in carrying out their duties. I have learned to work under time constraints and difficult circumstances brought upon by urgent deadlines and requests.
Personal Motto I have learned that to succeed in our tasks we need to plan ahead, work intelligently, learn from our mistakes and that of others, and the importance of team work.
Miss Betty Beatriz D Flores
Education Bachelor of Secretarial Science, Feati University, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines, 1964
Bachelor of Secretarial Science, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines, Feati Universit, 1976
Current Workplace College of Public Health
University of the Philippines Manila
SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Centre for Public Health
625 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila 1000
P.O. Box EA-460, Philippines
Tel: 63-2 5242703
Fax: 63-2 5211394
E-mail: bdflores(at)
Commencing Date 1 August 1964
Commencing Position

Clerk Typist

Current position Records Officer II
Working Ethic Being a supervisor, I have always strived to set a good example in the workplace, carrying my day-to-day assignments very much like a model employee. In the process, motivating others, especially those new in the service to hone their office skills in order to become effective and efficient employee. Through all these years, I have learned how to perform well even under most difficult circumstances doing multiple tasks brought about by urgent pressures and deadlines.
Personal Motto I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Miss Kannikarkaew Pinit
Education Vocational Certificate Business Administration (Secretary), Bangkok Technical Institute, 1970
Bachelor of Business Administrative (Education Business Secretary), Ratchamongkol Technology Institute, 1983-1985
Bachelor of Business Administrative (General Management), Sukhothaithammathirat University, 1983-1989
Mini MPA, Mahidol University, 1991 (6 months)
Current Workplace Office of the Dean
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol
SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine (SEAMEO-TROPMED/Thailand)
420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 0-2354-9100-19
Fax: 0-2354-9139
Email: tmkpn(at)
Commencing Date 16 March 1971
Commencing Position Department Officer (1971-1976)
Personnel Officer (1986-1990)
Current position Head, Administrative and General Affair Officer (1990-now)
Assistant of Faculty Secretary
Working Ethic I am fully aware the important roles of my job and I always manifest a sense of responsibility towards my work and others. I do not let myself to be confined by conventional ideas that will obstruct the development my perspectives.
Personal Motto Procrastination is the thief of time.
Mrs Ibarizah @ Edah Binti Haji Ibrahim
Education Private Secretariat Diploma, 2002
Hadhi Education Services,
Berakas English School
Current Workplace SEAMEO VOCTECH Regional Centre
Jalan Pasar Baharu
Gadong B.E. 1318
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673 2447992
Fax: 673 2447955
Email: ibarizah(at)
Commencing Date 13 May 1992
Commencing Position Clerk
Current position Confidential Secretary
Working Ethic To do my best in my duties was enough to give me satisfaction and self-fulfillment.
Personal Motto Together we enhance our quality, productivity and care.
Mr Swarng Jitranont
Education Certificate, Bansomdej Teacher's Training College, Thailand, 1972
Current Workplace SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tel: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax: +66 (0) 2381-2587
Email: swarng(at)
Commencing Date 1 August 1977
Commencing Position Typist
Current position Service Assistant (Computer Operator)
Working Ethic Be friendly and cooperative with the colleagues.
Personal Motto Be responsible for our duties.