Awards and Accolades

AGO Recipients of 2019 National Day Awards

Mdm Chua Pheck Kiang Rina, Assistant Auditor-General (AAG), recipient of the 2019 NDA Public Administration Medal (Silver)Rina's Photo

 

 

 

 


 

Being an auditor and serving the nation for 29 years, Rina started out as an Audit Officer with SND group. She was subsequently rotated to other groups such as SB5 and SB1, and was involved in the audits of GIC, Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Finance. 

The Public Administration Medal (Silver) was awarded to Rina in recognition of her contributions to the audit work of AGO.
 
Let’s hear from her on her thoughts on receiving the NDA below. 
 
1  What were your thoughts when you heard that you would be receiving this award?
My first thought is to thank Team AGO - without everyone’s support the award would not have been possible. I am also happy and honoured as the award is a form of recognition of the important work we do at AGO.

2  What do you enjoy about working in AGO? What keeps you motivated at work?

In the course of our audit, we get to see and understand the processes involved in the wide variety of work performed by different Government agencies. This keeps the job interesting as there is always something new we learn in every audit assignment. This, coupled with the meaningful work AGO does in enhancing public accountability and helping to strengthen financial governance, has kept me motivated all these years.

3  What advice would you give the newly joined officers?

I think my advice would apply to all officers – firstly, the importance of taking ownership for one’s work and not pushing the responsibility to someone else when things did not work out. To me taking ownership for any problems or issues would spur one to find a solution to the problem or issue. Secondly, the importance of keeping an open mind and constantly looking at ways to improve the way things are being done. And finally, it is fine to make mistakes but more importantly one must own up to and learn from the mistakes.

 

Mdm Lim Hui Gek, Senior Assistant Director, recipient of the 2019 NDA Commendation Medal                                                                                                   Hui Gek's Photo

Hui Gek has been with AGO for 26 years. When she joined AGO, she was with ZBR Division, and was involved in the audit of Ministry of National Development. Subsequently, she was deployed to other groups such as SB1, SB3 and SB6 where she was involved in the audits of Ministry of Finance, Public Utilities Board and Central Provident Fund Board. 

The Commendation Medal was awarded to Hui Gek in recognition of her commendable performance and devotion to her duties.

Let’s hear from her on her thoughts on receiving the NDA below.  

1  What were your thoughts when you heard that you would be receiving this award?
This award was totally unexpected but came as a pleasant surprise and a timely reminder of the culmination of my efforts in the past 25 years working at AGO. It is a great honour and I like to thank my supervisors, fellow colleagues, friends and family for their unwavering support over all these years.

2  What do you enjoy about working in AGO? What keeps you motivated at work?
Having worked in AGO for 25 years, what inspires and motivates me to continue working here is the thought that I am doing a meaningful job, and this gives me a greater sense of satisfaction in what I do. In AGO, I am never alone with the constant encouragement and support from my fellow colleagues and supervisors.

3  What advice would you give the newly joined officers?
You are your own limit, work hard, believe in yourself and the world is your oyster.

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NATIONAL DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Public Administration Medal (Silver)

Mdm Rina Chua (Assistant Auditor-General) - 2019

The Public Administration Medal (Bronze)

Mdm Tan Huey Fen (Audit Director) - 2020

Mr Patrick Sng (Audit Director) - 2018

The Commendation Award

Mdm Asnawiah Bte Aidi (Senior Assistant Director) - 2020

Mdm Lim Hui Gek (Senior Assistant Director) - 2019

Mr Yeo Yien Hoe (Senior Assistant Director) -  2018

Mr Koh Teck Hua (Senior Assistant Director) -  2017

Mr Ganesan (Senior Assistant Director) - 2016

The Efficiency Medal

Mdm Lee Meng Chew (Senior Audit Officer) - 2017

Mr Mohamad Hussein Bin Yusoff (IT Executive) - 2016

 

For more information on the National Day Awards, please visit the Prime Minister's Office's website here