29th April Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia – The ASEAN PUBLIC RELATIONS NETWORK (APRN) in collaboration with GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT and INSTITUTE PUBLIC RELATIONS MALAYSIA (IPRM) announced the winners of the 2nd ASEAN INTERNATIONAL PR EXCELLENCE AWARDS to celebrate the most outstanding, inspiring and successful campaigns, individuals and companies in ASEAN communications industry.

The awards were presented by YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim – Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sarawak at the 2nd ASEAN International PR Conference. Also in attendance was Mrs Prita Kemal Gani, President of ASEAN PR Network and Dato’ Sri Haji Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, President of Institute Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM), Jose Velasco, Chair of Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management and Mr. Jaffri Amin Osman, Conference Director and Vice President of Institute PR Malaysia.

Diamond Winner from The 2nd ASEAN PR Excellence Award

There are seven categories for winners; the best in PR Programmes, PR Practitioners, PR Agencies, PR Campaigns, Print Media Companies Supporting PR and Communication Industry, Online Media Companies Supporting PR and Communication, and Government.

Gold Winners from The 2nd ASEAN PR Excellence Award

According to YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim, “This is another exceptional international event that has taken place here in Kuching in conjunction with Visit Sarawak Year 2019. As Minister of Tourism, this is another milestone in our quest to raise the branding of Kuching and I am confident that global awareness of Kuching’s warmth and hospitality will increase with the presence of key PR professionals in this conference.”


Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Mr.Carlos Agatep


Category Winner


Best PR Programmes – ASEAN

Diamond – Mat Weavers – Sarawak Energy Berhad (MALAYSIA

Gold – STI Education Services Group, Inc., STI Foundation,


Gold – Voodoo Communications Pte. Ltd (SINGAPORE)


Best PR Practitioners – ASEAN

Lifetime Achievement – Carlos A. Agatep, APR (PHILIPPINES)

Diamond – Audrey P. Petriny (INDONESIA)

Gold – Eric Chan (SINGAPORE)

Silver – Tam Phan (VIETNAM)


Best PR Agencies – ASEAN

Diamond – PR Organizational International Awareness ID

Vietnam (VIETNAM)

Gold – Maverick Indonesia (INDONESIA)



Best PR Campaigns – ASEAN

Diamond – Electrifying Sarawak and Beyond – Sarawak Energy


Diamond – Wonderful Indonesia – Ministry of Tourism


Gold – Sapu Jagad Gunung – Danone Aqua (INDONESIA)

Silver – #IndonesiaBicaraBaik – Perhumas (INDONESIA)


Best Print Media Companies Supporting PR and Communication Industry

Diamond – Mix Magazine (INDONESIA)

Gold – PR Indonesia (INDONESIA)


Best Online Media Companies Supporting PR and Communications Industry

Diamond – PR Newswire (VIETNAM)

Gold- Mothership (SINGAPORE)


Best Government PR – ASEAN

Diamond – Ministry of Tourism, Art, Culture, Youth & Sports SARAWAK (MALAYSIA)

Gold – Department of Environmental Quality (THAILAND)

Silver – Directorate General of Taxation Indonesia


Bronze – Voodoo Communications Pte. Ltd (SINGAPORE