Wife of the Honourable Prime Minister
Malaysia
Lifetime Achievement
2019

The “Lifetime Achievement Award” award recognises YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Hj Mohd Ali for her lifelong contributions in the areas of public health and nation building.

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah is a pioneer and an inspiring role model for women in Malaysia and around the world. She stands out as one person who has made a huge contribution to the nation with her courage, tenacity and strength of character.

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah is a leader in many ways, achieving many ‘firsts’ at the Ministry of Health. One of the first Malay woman doctors, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah served in various leadership positions, including President of the Malaysian Girl Guides Association, President of the Malaysian Medical Association Foundation and President of the Association for the Rehabilitation of Handicapped Children. Her continuing work, tireless efforts and initiatives in the fields of public health, literacy and drug abuse control have been unparalleled. Her work has been recognised with numerous honours and awards.

As Tun Dr Siti Hasmah says in her memoirs, while it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most, when life gets busy, we should remind ourselves that each role is a wonderful blessing that we should be thankful for. Through her various roles, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah has proved to be an inspiring role model touching many people with her kindness and affection. 

The Asia HRD Awards Committee is honoured to bestow upon YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Hj Mohd Ali the “Lifetime Achievement Award 2019” for her outstanding work in people development and contributing meaningfully to the longterm progress of humanity at large.