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2016 Honours List

     The 2016 Honours List is published in the Government Gazette today (July 1). This is the 19th full Honours List since Hong Kong's return to China.

     The Chief Executive has awarded a total of 310 persons in this year's Honours List, including:

    Award                            Number
    -----                            ------
(a) Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM)           7
(b) Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS)            18
(c) Medal for Bravery (Gold) (MBG)       2
(d) Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS)          23
(e) Distinguished Service Medals        11
    for the disciplined services
    and the ICAC
(f) Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS)          60
(g) Medal for Bravery (Bronze) (MBB)     2
(h) Meritorious Service Medals for      45
    the disciplined services
    and the ICAC
(i) Medal of Honour (MH)                72
(j) Chief Executive's Commendation      48
    for Community Service
(k) Chief Executive's Commendation      22
    for Government/Public Service       

     The Honours recipients are from different walks of life. They are given an honour or award in recognition of their significant contributions to Hong Kong or for their dedicated public and community service.

     Senior Station Officer Mr Thomas Cheung and Senior Fireman Mr Samuel Hui who died in the Ngau Tau Kok fire are posthumously awarded the Medal for Bravery (Gold) by the Chief Executive. The exceptional courage and commitment of other fire officers who performed their duties professionally will also be recognised with appropriate honours and awards. The Government will announce the list of awardees at a later stage.

     The presentation ceremony for the awards will be held later this year, tentatively in October.

     The citations of the award recipients of the 2016 Honours List are provided in the Appendix.

Ends/Friday, July 1, 2016
Issued at HKT 00:03


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