Four awards for the Honesty Entrepreneur category, four for the Honesty Product category and 23 under the Honesty Enterprise category. Ranging from small enterprises to bigger companies, the Keris award was received proudly by the respective recipients who showed integrity, honesty and ethical practices in their business dealings.
“Today’s award is indeed quite unique and meaningful as it recognises and honours companies and enterprises which have demonstrated honesty and integrity in their operations,” said Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah before opening the event.
Abu Bakar, who was also the guest of honour, added that the Keris Award ceremony was unique and unlike any other award ceremonies he had been to.
“Others usually recognise performance in terms of sales revenue, profitability or corporate achievements and today’s recipients proved to be different from the rest,” he said.
International entrepreneurs from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong and the European region were present. As the night progressed with a number of performances, winners were also seen going on stage to claim their awards to loud cheers from the hall.