The SEAMEO Service Awards were approved during the 38th SEAMEO Council Conference in Manila, Philippines for further implementation. The purpose of the SEAMEO Service Awards is to provide recognition and appreciation to staff members of the SEAMEO Units who have demonstrated exceptionally high level 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 will select annually the recipient of the SEAMEO Service Awards based on the agreed criteria.

This is the 5th year of SEAMEO Service Awards Programme. The Awards announcement and the plaques presentation of 2007/2008 SEAMEO Service Awards were convened during the welcome dinner of the 43rd SEAMEO Council Conference at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 March 2008. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, the welcome and introduction session was held for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd SEAMEO Council Conference at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur. Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication of the SEAMEO Secretariat, welcomed and congratulated the awardees. A SEAMEO video presentation followed. The SEAMEO Service Awardees shared their own valued experiences contributed to the organization during the session.

YM Tengku Datin Seri Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, the wife of H E Dato' Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, gave out the plagues of recognition to the SEAMEO Service Awardees.

Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi, SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, delivered the Welcome Remarks to the 2007/2008 SEAMEO Service Awardees.

Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi, SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director for Administration and Communication, with the 2007/2008 SEAMEO Service Awardees.

The 2007/2008 SEAMEO Service Awardees during the session.

The 2007/2008 SEAMEO Service Awardees visiting the places of interest in Putrajaya and Malacca, Malaysia.

Hall of Distinction
Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO CHAT Mrs Khin Lay Soe
SEAMEO INNOTECH Ms Erlene V Acapulco
SEAMEO RECSAM Ms Fathilah Bt Abdul Samad
SEAMEO RELC Mr Eric Neo Wei Fei
SEAMEO RIHED Ms Chutima Chamnanwetchakit
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC Mr Dani Purnama Hermawan
SEAMEO SEARCA Mr Eugene Philip S Boone
SEAMEO SPAFA Ms Patcharawee Tunprawat
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Miss Pensri Chuenpradit
SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia Ms Lasmini
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Dr Rohani Md Yasin
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Mr Freddie G. Waje
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Mrs Pinkaew Nibaddhasobon
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mrs Hjh Siti Hani Hj Simpun
SEAMEO Secretariat Mrs Achara Sorathitikrai
Profiles of Awardees for 2007/2008
Mr Sunjaya
Education Pakuan University, Bogor, Indonesia
Current Workplace SEAMEO BIOTROP
Jalan Raya Tajur Km. 6
P.O. Box 116, Bogor, 16134
Phone: +62 251 323848
Commencing Date 1 May 1990
Commencing Position Technician
Current position Laboratory Coordinator
Working Ethic Trustworthy, consultative and never by pass the employer
Personal Motto Work while you have the light, you are responsible for the talent, that has been entrusted to you
Mrs Khin Lay Soe
Education M. Res. (Library and Information Studies)
Yangon University
M.A. (LIS), Yangon University
Current Workplace SEAMEO CHAT
Pyay Road
P.O. 11041, Yangon
Tel.: 95 1 515180
Fax: 95 1 515175
Email: seameo_chat(at)
Commencing Date 15 December 2000
Commencing Position Information and Document Officer
Current position Information and Document Officer
Working Ethic Diligent
Personal Motto Transparency in work
Ms Erlene V Acapulco
Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of the East
Current Workplace SEAMEO INNOTECH
Commonwealth Avenue
P O Box 207, UP
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel: (+632) 924-7681 to 84
Fax: (+632) 928-7692
Email: lani(at)
Commencing Date 1 February 1985
Commencing Position Training Services Assistant II
Current position Training Services Assistant II
Working Ethic For as long as I keep up with my committed performance goals in the best way I can, utilizing my personal "means" or style and what the institution provides to facilitate my work, I am convinced of the power of principles, systems and personal integrity; especially the latter, where there is no unity of life, defilement of what is personal or professional life is not far from happening. I therefore struggle each day to have unity of life, in the simples way I can, so that whatever work-related outcome would be an acceptable one, or even a beautiful offering to make or share
Personal Motto When it comes to buckling down to work, I am focused on getting the job done, doing it right and on time without resorting to fancy fireworks and big plans. So I suppose Peter Marshall was correct in saying "small deeds done are better that great deeds planned", and when it comes to work output with high quality. I go for Benjamin Franklin in his witty quip: "well done is better than well said."
Ms Fathilah Bt Abdul Samad
Education Secondary Level, College Steno, Malaysia
Current Workplace SEAMEO RECSAM
Jalan Sultan Aslan Shah
11700 Gelugor
Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 60-4-6583266
Fax: 60-4-6572541
Email: fathilah(at)
Commencing Date 3 November 1973
Commencing Position Typist
Current position Administrative Assistant
Working Ethic Be honest, responsible and uphold whatever work entrusted to and to do your best. Always maintain good teamwork
Personal Motto Be honest, loyal and trustworthy
Mr Eric Neo Wei Fei
Education General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Anderson Secondary School
Current Workplace SEAMEO RELC
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Tel.: 67342753
Commencing Date 13 October 2003
Commencing Position Front Office Assistant
Current position Front Office Assistant
Working Ethic Be responsible, hardworking and honest
Personal Motto Hard work and determination ensure success in life
Mr Doan Xuan Bang
Education B.A. in English,
University of Social Sciences and Humanities
B.A. in Politics, HCMC Institute
B.S. in Economics, Nong Lam University
Current Workplace SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel.: (84-8) 8245618
Fax: (848) 8232175
Commencing Date January 2003
Commencing Position Vice-head of Department of Administration
Current position Head of Bursar
Working Ethic Result-driven attitude
Personal Motto Do whatever deem appropriate for the Center's development.
Ms Chutima Chamnanwetchakit
Education Bachelor of Arts (Political Sciences)
Ramkamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand
Current Workplace SEAMEO RIHED
5th Fl., Commission on Higher Education Bldg,
328 Sri Ayutthaya Rd, Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400,
Email: ta(at)
Commencing Date 1 April 1994
Commencing Position Administrative Assistant
Current position Administrative Officer
Working Ethic Do the best with a team by the honest mind
Personal Motto Think and do the best
Mr Dani Purnama Hermawan
Education Bachelor Degree,
Institute Manajemen Koperasi Indonesia
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
Kompleks UT, Jl Cabe Raya
Pondok Cabe, Pamulang 15418
PO Box 59/CPA-Ciputat 15401
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel.: (62-21) 7422184
Fax: (62-21) 7422276
Commencing Date 29 May 2006
Commencing Position Training Officer
Current position Training Officer
Working Ethic -
Personal Motto Learning is my life
Mr Eugene Philip S Boone
Education Diploma , San Paplo City School of Arts and Trades
San Pablo City
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEARCA
Graduate Scholarship Department
College 4031, Laguna
Tel: (63-49) 536-2317; 536-2290 ext. 152
Fax: (63-49) 536-7097
Commencing Date July 1980
Commencing Position Air-Condition Operator/Technician
Current position Grounds and Buildings Supervisor
Working Ethic -
Personal Motto Do things with all your heart and with all your might
Ms Patcharawee Tunprawat
Education MA Southeast Asian Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London

PhD Candidate
Silpakorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
Current Workplace SEAMEO SPAFA
81/1 Si-Ayutthaya Road
Sam-sen, Theves
Bangkok 10300
Tel.: 662-2804022-29
Fax: 662-2804030
Email: patchy(at)
Commencing Date 17 January 2000
Commencing Position Junior Researcher
Current position Researcher
Working Ethic I listen to opinions of my colleagues and do not interfere with others' responsibilities. I try to work with the best of my ability
Personal Motto Peace within oneself, peace within the world
Miss Pensri Chuenpradit
Education Bachelor of Art (Political Science),
Ramkhamhaeng University

Master of Art (Social Development),
The National Institute of Development Administration
Current Workplace SEAEMO TROPMED Network
420/6 Rajvithi Road
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2 3549145-46
Fax: 66 (0) 2 3549144
Email: pensri(at);
Commencing Date 16 April 1998
Commencing Position Project Officer for CHASPPAR (1998-2002)
Current position Programme Officer for SEAMEO TROPMED Network (2003-present)
Working Ethic - Working based on the ideals of hard work and discipline
- Training myself so that work becomes internalized instead of struggle
Personal Motto Do the best while there is the opportunity
Ms Lasmini
Education Senior High School, Economic Senior High School
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Indonesia
RCCN-UI Building
Jl. Salemba Raya No. 6
Jakarta, Pusat-10430
Tel.: +62-21-3910205
Fax: +62-21-3913933
Commencing Date 14 December 1981
Commencing Position Staff of Library Unit
Current position Staff of Library Unit
Working Ethic Always responsible in doing the tasks
Personal Motto Tomorrow must be better than today
Dr Rohani Md Yasin
Education Medical Doctor, University of Kebargcaar Malaysia
M. Pathology, University of Malaya
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
50588 Jalan Pahang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel./Fax. : + 603 2616 2688
Commencing Date October 1992
Commencing Position Lecturer, Deputy Dean
Current position Dean of the Diploma in Medical Microbiology
Working Ethic Do not mix work and leisure
Personal Motto Be trustworthy
Mr Freddie G. Waje
Education Master in Business Administration
University of the City of Manila
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
Tel: (63-2) 524-7102
Fax: (63-2) 523-7745
E-mail: Ad.FGWAJE214(at)
Commencing Date 16 June 1982
Commencing Position Utility Worker
Current position Administrative Assistant II
Working Ethic A good team worker and is highly cooperative. Gives co-workers the opportunity to grow and learn the ropes of administrative works. He easily motivates others.
Personal Motto Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
Mrs Pinkaew Nibaddhasobon
Education Bachelor Degree of Nurse, Sukhothai Thammathirat University, Thailand
Nursing Management, Mahidol University
Diploma of Nurse, Navy of Nursing Institute
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
420/6 Rajvithi Road
Bangkok 10400
Tel.: 0-2354-9100-19
Fax: 0-2354-91399
Commencing Date 1 July 1970
Commencing Position Nurse Assistant
Current position Head of Nurse, Out Patient Department (OPD)
Working Ethic Being honest and sacrifice to job
Personal Motto Trying is a key to success
Mrs Hjh Siti Hani Hj Simpun
Education Form 2, Sekolah Menengah Melayu Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam (SMJA)
Current Workplace SEAMEO VOCTECH
Jalan Pasar Baharu Gadong
BE 1318, Brunei Darussalam
Tel.: 673 2447992
Fax.: 673 2447955
Commencing Date 1 April 1995
Commencing Position Cleaner
Current position Housekeeper
Working Ethic Performing all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability
Personal Motto Never give up!, continue working at my best
Mrs Achara Sorathitikrai
Education Certificate in Secretary, Cyma College, Penang
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: achara(at)
Commencing Date 14 January 1972
Commencing Position Telephone Operator
Current position Assistant Accountant
Working Ethic Integrity is the first priority in my works
Personal Motto Always do my best