Long Service Employees Commemorated at Sarawak Energy Loyalty Service Awards

16 NOVEMBER 2021

Sarawak Energy’s centenary year saw Loyalty Service Award recognition for 480 long serving employees and 92 retirees from across Sarawak for their contribution. The Group employs over 5,400 staff across the state, involved in the generation, transmission, distribution, retail and corporate services.

A virtual event was held on Friday via an online platform to honour employees who reached career milestone years of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years as well as 2020 retirees at the Loyalty Service Awards, which was held virtually this year for the first time.

Sarawak Energy’s Group CEO, Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili thanked the honourees for their individual contributions that had enabled the corporation to reach its current status, building the foundation to progress even further.

Sarawak Energy celebrates 100 years of powering Sarawak this year, commemorating its journey from a unit under the public works department in the Brooke era to being Malaysia’s largest renewable energy developer.

“Congratulations for achieving this important milestone; your being here is a testament to the hard work and excellence that you have demonstrated over the course of your long careers in Sarawak Energy,” he said.

He added, “In the interest of safeguarding the health and safety of our people and communities, we did not hold this event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the new normal, we are holding the event virtually this year for our 2020 recipients, allowing us to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Elaborating on Sarawak Energy’s achievements delivered by its people, Sharbini cited spearheading research into hydrogen production and application, decreased time and frequency of supply interruptions, driving regional uptake of renewables and facilitating energy transition by launching the first Renewable Energy Certificate or REC at the inaugural Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum or SAREF in 2019, and progress in full electrification by 2025 target as major highlights that the team could be proud of.

“At Sarawak Energy, people are our greatest assets, and all these were possible because of the hard work and commitment of our long serving employees,” Sharbini lauded.

Earlier in her welcome speech, Senior Vice President for Corporate Services, Hajah Siti Aisah Adenan thanked the honourees for their dedication, time and loyalty to the company and for being key enablers in the exponential growth and evolution that Sarawak Energy has undergone over the past few decades.

“I would like to record our sincere appreciation to each and every one of you for your dedication and contributions during your tenure; we could not have become the top utility that we are today without your help. Your efforts have ensured that we will continue growing and evolving to keep the lights on for Sarawak for another 100 years,” said Siti.

Sarawak Energy Group CEO, Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili (top row, 1st column from left) with the honourees at Sarawak Energy’s Loyalty Service Awards which was held virtually.

Sarawak Energy Group CEO, Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili (3rd row from top, 2nd column from left) with the retirees at Sarawak Energy’s Loyalty Service Awards which was held virtually.