Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor presents the Grand Bauhinia Medal to Chief Justice Andrew Cheung at the 2021 Honours and Awards Presentation Ceremony, Nov 20, 2021. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor presented honors and awards to 157 people during the first day of the 2021 Honours and Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Government House on Saturday.
The ceremony is being held for three consecutive days.
Late police chief inspector Lam Yuen-yee, who died at sea during an anti-smuggling operation in September, was awarded the Gold Medal for Bravery posthumously
Seven people received the Grand Bauhinia Medal from Lam, including Chief Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Executive Council members Chow Chung-kong and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee.
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The other recipients are Bunny Chan Chung-bun who is exceptionally enthusiastic in youth affairs, prominent business leader Jonathan Choi Koon-sum and influential leader in the clansmen community Lo Man-tuen.
Eighteen people received the Gold Bauhinia Star.
Late police chief inspector Lam Yuen-yee, who died at sea during an anti-smuggling operation in September, was awarded the Gold Medal for Bravery posthumously.
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Twenty-one people received the Silver Bauhinia Star, four the Silver Medal for Bravery, 17 the Distinguished Service Medal for the disciplined services and the Independent Commission Against Corruption, 39 the Bronze Bauhinia Star, and four the Bronze Medal for Bravery.
Meanwhile, 46 were given the Meritorious Service Medal for the disciplined services and the ICAC.
A total of 746 people are on this year's honors list.