Australian High Commission


Australian award to Honorary Consul in Sabah - Datuk Andrew Sim Men Kin

The Australian High Commission is proud to announce the appointment of Datuk Andrew Sim Men Kin, as an Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Datuk Sim’s award is recognition of his outstanding service to Australia as the Honorary Consul for Australia in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Since 2004, Datuk Sim has provided invaluable support to the Australian Government and, through his consular role, has assisted Australians who have found themselves in difficulties in Sabah, including several complex and demanding cases. He has also been a key driver and sponsor of the ‘Lest We Forget Fun Run’, held annually on the eve of Anzac Day. The event involves hundreds of Sabah school children and is intended to raise awareness and commemorate the service by Australian and New Zealand military personnel.

Datuk Sim has also provided substantial professional and personal support to numerous high level visits to Sabah, as well as to frequent visits by Australian High Commission staff.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Mr Miles Kupa, commented that: “Datuk Sim’s level of dedication and professionalism has made him an invaluable source of support to Australians, the High Commission and the Australian Government. His work as Australia’s Honorary Consul for Sabah has been deeply appreciated.”