Awardees for 2006/2007




The SEAMEO Service Awards were approved during the 38th SEAMEO Council Conference in Manila, Philippines. The purpose of the Awards is to provide recognition and appreciation to staff members of the SEAMEO Units who have demonstrated exceptionally high levels of achievement in such areas as work performance, innovation and creativity, professionalism and commitment that contribute to the success of the Organization's mission and goals. Each SEAMEO Unit selects annually the recipient of the SEAMEO Service Awards based on the criteria. There are 2 types of the Awards; one for Individual Effort and one for Team Effort. During the initial three-year period, only the Awards for individual category would be launched.

The 2006 Centre Directors Meeting in Bangkok agreed that after the three-year implementation of SEAMEO Service Awards for individual category, only the Awards for Individual Category would be implemented among the SEAMEO Units until the selection guidelines, including specific assessment criteria, of Team Category will be developed. As such, the 2006/2007 SEAMEO Service Awards nominations were called for individual category only.

The Awards announcement and the presentation of plaques of recognition in the 2006/2007 SEAMEO Service Awards were convened during the welcome dinner of the 42nd SEAMEO Council Conference at the Westin Hotel in Bali, Indonesia on 14 March 2007. In collaboration with the Ministry of National Education, Indonesia, the welcome and introduction session was held for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 42nd SEAMEO Council Conference at the Westin Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. Dr Chantavit Sujatanond, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication of the SEAMEO Secretariat, welcomed and congratulated the awardees. A SEAMEO video presentation followed. The session concluded with a forum.



His Excellency Prof Dr Bambang Sudibyo, Minister of National Education, Indonesia, and SEAMEO Council President, welcoming participants to the 42nd SEAMEC before he gave out the SEAMEO Service Awards



Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, delivered the Welcome Remarks to the 2006/2007 SEAMEO Service Awardees.



Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director for Administration and Communication with the 2006/2007 SEAMEO Service Awardees.



The 2006/2007 SEAMEO Service Awardees during the session.







The 2006/2007 SEAMEO Service Awardees visiting the places of interest in Bali, Indonesia.
Hall of Distinction
Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO BIOTROP Mr Saptadji
SEAMEO CHAT Mrs Myint Myint Ohn
SEAMEO INNOTECH Mrs Elizabeth T. Tiongson
SEAMEO RECSAM Ms Lim Ai Chin
SEAMEO RELC Mrs Helen Tan Ah Young
SEAMEO RETRAC Mrs Nguyen Le Quynh Tram
SEAMEO RIHED Ms Thanthakorn Phuangsawat
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC Ms Dina Mustafa
SEAMEO SEARCA Ms Susan V. Fernandez
SEAMEO SPAFA Miss Wilasinee Thabuengkarn
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Mr Prasasn Rujaphan
SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia Dr. Siti Muslimatun
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Dr Lee Han Lim
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Mrs Conchita Almario Rivera
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Ms Yaowapa Pratoomsuwan
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mr Haji Amat Bin Haji Metussin
SEAMEO Secretariat Mr Vises Rithdech
 
Profiles of Awardees for 2006/2007
 
Name Mr Saptadji
Education

B.Sc. (in Management)
IBN Khaldun University, Bogor,
Indonesia

Current
Workplace
SEAMEO BIOTROP
Jalan Raya Tajur Km. 6
P.O. Box 116, Bogor, 16134
Indonesia
Phone: +62 251 323848
Commencing
Date
1 December 1981
Commencing
Position
Bookkeeper
Current
position
Finance Unit Head
Working Ethic Excellent attitude and discipline.
Personal Motto

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Name Mrs Myint Myint Ohn  
Education B.Ed.
Institute of Education
Yongon, Myanmar

Diploma in English Language Teaching
University of Leeds, U.K.

M.A. (English)
Dagon University, Yangon

Current
Workplace

SEAMEO CHAT
Pyay Road
P.O. 11041, Yangon
Myanmar
Tel.: 95 1 539706
Fax: 95 1 515175
Email: seameo_chat@mptmail.net.mm

Commencing
Date
2 May 2001
Commencing
Position
International Relations Officer
Current
position
International Relations Officer
Working Ethic Hard working
Personal Motto Adaptable to circumstances.
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Name Mrs Elizabeth T. Tiongson
Education

Bachelor of Science in Commerce -- Major in Accounting
Far Eastern University

Current
Workplace

SEAMEO INNOTECH
Commonwealth Avenue
P O Box 207, UP
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Philippines
Email: betht(at)seameo-innotech.org

Commencing
Date
24 October 1994
Commencing
Position
Emergency Accountant
Current
position
Accounting Officer
Working Ethic I am thankful that I have something to do everyday. The least that I can do is to do the best that I can, to be on time and give my eight-hour work or even more when needed. Learning how things are done in the least time and doing things on my own with the least supervision give me satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment. In working well, there is also self-development as a person and as a professional.
Personal Motto I strongly believe that I should treat others as my equal.
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Name Ms Lim Ai Chin
Education

Secondary School
St. George's Girl' Secondary School
Penang, Malaysia

Intermediate Stage Cert. -- Typewriting/shorthand
London Chamber of Commerce (LCC)

Malaysian Commercial Cert. -- Typewriting/Higher
Ministry of Education Malaysia

Malaysian Commercial Cert. -- Shorthand/Higher
Ministry of Education Malaysia

Current
Workplace

SEAMEO RECSAM
Jalan Sultan Aslan Shah
11700 Gelugor
Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 60-4-6583266
Fax: 60-4-6572541
Email: director(at)recsam.edu.my, aichinlim(at)yahoo.com

Commencing
Date
15th October 1970
Commencing
Position
Clerical Assistant
Current
position
Personal Assistant to Director
Working Ethic Be diligent, responsible and sincere.
Personal Motto Character Determines Success.
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Name Mrs Helen Tan Ah Young
Education

Primary School
Min Chu Public School

Secondary School
Toh Tuck Secondary School

Current
Workplace

SEAMEO RELC
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Tel.: 67342753

Commencing
Date
6 October 1997
Commencing
Position
Housekeeper
Current
position
Housekeeping Supervisor
Working Ethic Be committed and maintain a high standard of service.
Personal Motto Work hard and be honest.
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Name Mrs Nguyen Le Quynh Tram
Education

M.A.
University of Canberra, Australia

B.A.
University of Canberra, Australia.

Current
Workplace
SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
Tel.: (84-8) 8245618
Fax: (848) 8232175
Email nlgtram(at)vnseameo.org
Commencing
Date
August 2003
Commencing
Position
Programme Assistant
Current
position
Programme Manager
Working Ethic Result-driven attitude. There are many ways to achieve the outcomes, so just do what brings the best result without affecting others.
Personal Motto Do whatever appropriate for the Center development.
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Name Ms Thanthakorn Phuangsawat
Education

Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education)
Kassetsart University
Bangkok, Thailand

Hospitality Management Diploma The Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association
London, UK

Master of Business Administration (Management and Organizaiton) Dhurakitpundit University
Bangkok, Thailand

Current
Workplace

SEAMEO RIHED
5th fl., commission on Higher Education Blg,
328 Sri Ayutthaya Rd, Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400,
THAILAND

Commencing
Date
1st December 1994
Commencing
Position
Executive Secretary
Current
position
Programme Officer
Working Ethic Follow the rules, respect my superiors, never give up, and value integrity above all else.
Personal Motto Anything is possible and do all the best for all as much as I can.
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Name Ms Dina Mustafa
Education

Master Degree in Instructional Design, Development and Education
Syracuse University -- Syracuse -- New York

Current
Workplace
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
Jl. Cendrawasih Km. 15
5, Jakarta -- Bogor
PO Box 59/CPA-Ciputat
Indonesia
Tel.: (62-21) 7414952
Fax: (62-21) 7414953
Commencing
Date
1 March 2005
Commencing
Position
Research and Development Manager
Current
position
Research and Development Manager
Working Ethic Try to follow the rules.
Personal Motto Try to be as responsible as possible in the private and working live.
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Name Ms Susan V. Fernandez
Education B.S. Statistics
University of the Philippines Los Ban~os (UPLB)
Los Ban~os, Laguna

Master in Development Management
Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
Makati City
Current
Workplace

SEAMEO SEARCA
Graduate Scholarship Department
College 4031, Laguna
Philippines
Tel: (63-49) 536-2317; 536-2290 ext. 152
Fax: (63-49) 536-7097

Commencing
Date
1 January 1986
Commencing
Position
Systems Analyst/Programmer
Current
position
Head, Management Services Unit (MSU)
Working Ethic

I believe:

  • that one must learn everything he/she needs to know about the job
  • in establishing high standards and doing one's best to meet those standards; slip-shod and half-hearted work is simply unacceptable
  • that the effort behind the work is just as important as the quality
  • that in making decisions, one must always be firm, fair and consistent.
Personal Motto

"Do your job well -- and make your boss sorry when you leave".

"To leave this world a better place-for who I was and what I've been".
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Name Miss Wilasinee Thabuengkarn
Education B.A. (Library and Information Science)
Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen, Thailnad

M.S. (Library and Information Science)
Srinakharinwirot UniversityBangkok, Thailand
Current
Workplace
SEAMEO SPAFA
81/1 Si-Ayutthaya Road
Sam-sen, Theves
Bangkok 10300
Thailand
Tel.: 662-2804022-29 ext 106
Fax: 662-2804030
Email: wilin(at)seameo-spafa.org
Commencing
Date
15 January 1992
Commencing
Position
Librarian
Current
position
Administrative Officer
Working Ethic

Energetically and cheerfully at even the most arduous tasks.
It's more exciting to hand things in at the last minute!

Think out of the box, go the extra mile -- try to go beyond your job descriptions but don't come across anyone's works.
Personal Motto Mottos limit you, best to skip of them
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Name Mr Prasasn Rujaphan
Education

Certificate Commerce
Dusit Commercial School
Rajbithi Road, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand

Bachelor in Management Science
Rajabhat Institute Petchburi Vittayalongkorn under The Royal Patronage, Tumbol Klongnung, Klongluang District,
Pathumthani Province, Thailand

Current
Workplace
SEAEMO TROPMED Network
420/6 Rajvithi Road
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2 3549145-46
Fax: 66 (0) 2 3549144
Email: mrprasasn(at)yahoo.com
Commencing
Date
17 July 1975
Commencing
Position
Accountant III
Current
position
Accountant I
Working Ethic
  • Keep records of anything that need improving to achieve the good-quality work.
  • Follow up assignment and always check if the outcome is as expected.
  • Correct any mistakes and try to improve them.
Personal Motto Do every thing to the best.
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Name Dr. Siti Muslimatun
Education

PhD in Human Nutrition
Wageningen University
The Netherlands

MS c Post Graduate Faculty, University of Indonesia Indonesia

Ir. (Engineer) Agriculture Technology Faculty, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Current
Workplace
SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia
RCCN-UI Building
Jl. Salemba Raya No. 6
Jakarta, Pusat-10430
Indonesia
Tel.: +62-21-3910205
Fax: +62-21-3914017
E-mail: smuslimatun(at)seameo-rccn.org
Commencing
Date
February 2002
Commencing
Position
Deputy Director for Program Development and Consultancy
Current
position
Deputy Director for Program Development and Consultancy and Acting Deputy Director for Education
Working Ethic Acknowledge each others functions and responsibility within the organization, show commitment and initiatives, and learn from the past to project the future.
Personal Motto Just smile...then the world will be brighter.
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Name Dr Lee Han Lim
Education

B.Sc. (Hon.)
USM / Penang

D.A.P. & E.
SEAMEO / IMR, KL

MSc
USM / Penang

Ph.D.
HU / USA

Current
Workplace
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
50588 Jalan Pahang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel./Fax. : + 603 2616 2688
Email: leehl(at)imr.gov.my
Commencing
Date
1979
Commencing
Position
Lecturer
Current
position
Dean, School of Diploma in Applied Parasitology & Entomology (DAP&E)
Working Ethic Work while you work; play while you play.
Personal Motto

Knowledge is POWER
The essence of Knowledge is, having it, to apply it.

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Name Mrs Conchita Almario Rivera
Education Associate in Commercial Science
Philippine College of Commerce
Manila, Philippines
Current
Workplace
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines
College of Public Health, University of the Philippines
625 Pedro Gil Street
P.O. Box EA-460, Ermita, Manila 1000
Philippines
Tel: (63-2) 524-7102
Fax: (63-2) 523-7745
E-mail: chitriveral(at)yahoo.com
Commencing
Date
2 November 1972
Commencing
Position
Clerk-Typist
Current
position
Administrative Assistant V
Working Ethic A very meticulous person when it comes to the performance for my responsibilities at my work. Give due respect to my supervisors and co-workers as well as other persons like students and guests in the College. Avoid the "Crab" mentality of downgrading others.
Personal Motto
  • Don't do to others what you don't want others do unto you (Golden Rule).
  • Put GOD in the center of my life.
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Name Ms Yaowapa Pratoomsuwan
Education

High School Certificate
Samsen Vitayalai School
Bangkok, Thailand

Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration)
Thammasat University
Bangkok, Thailand

M.P.A.
National Institution of Development Administration (NIDA)
Bangkok, Thailand

Current
Workplace
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
420/6 Rajvithi Road
Bangkok 10400
Tel.: 0-2354-9100-19
Fax: 0-2354-91399
Email: tmypt(at)mahidol.ac.th
Commencing
Date
1 May 1978
Commencing
Position
Administrative and General Affairs Officer (1978-1985)
Current
position
Chief, Policy and Planning Unit
Working Ethic Mutual understanding is the key to success.
Personal Motto Time and tide waits for no man.
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Name Mr Haji Amat Bin Haji Metussin
Education Primary 4
Muhammad Jamalul Alam School
Current
Workplace

SEAMEO VOCTECH
Jalan Pasar Baharu Gadong
BE 1318, Brunei Darussalam
Tel.: 673 2447992
Fax.: 673 2447955

Commencing
Date
21st September 1995
Commencing
Position
Driver
Current
position
Transport Personnel
Working Ethic Performing at my best and working with industry, care and fulfillment of my duties.
Personal Motto Obeying authority, hard work and commitment are the pathways to success.
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Name Mr Vises Rithdech
Education

High School Certificate
Boonnithi School, Bangkok

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: vises(at)seameo.org

Commencing
Date
1 July 1978
Commencing
Position
Mimeograph Operator II
Current
position
Service Assistant (Reproduction)
Working Ethic Do the best.
Personal Motto To overcome obstacles with diligence.
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