State Secretary, State Government of Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Contribution to Society
The ‘Contribution to Society’ award recognizes Dato’ Wira Puat for a lifetime of public service and dedication to the Malaysian state of Kedah. 

Dato’ Wira Puat has served the state government for 35 years in various positions such as Chief Financial Officer, CEO of Kedah Investment Centre, Deputy GM of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), District Officer, and Board member of several government-linked companies. He has participated in many trade missions all over the world to attract and encourage investors to the state, helping to create economic growth and employment opportunities for the people. 

The highest ranking civil servant in the state, Dato’ Wira Puat is an exemplary and loyal servant leader with a strong belief in life-long learning for both personal and professional development.