National Day Awards

Mr Chua Thian Poh, president of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, heads the list of recipients of this year's National Day Awards, with the Distinguished Service Order.

Six others receive the Meritorious Service Medal. They are:

  • Mr Lam Chuan Leong, chairman of the Competition Commission of Singapore;
  • Mrs Theresa Foo-Yo Mie Yoen, chairman of Esplanade;
  • Professor Satkunanantham Kandiah, former director of medical services at the Ministry of Health;
  • Mr Lee Tzu Yang, member of the Legal Service Commission;
  • Ms Jennie Chua, former chairman of the Community Chest and chairman of Alexandra Health System;
  • Mr Po'ad Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar, member of the Council of Presidential Advisers.

Among more than 3,300 others honoured are 10 Home Team frontline officers who were among the first to respond to the Little India riot last December.