Last Updated on Thursday, 08 April 2010 13:57 Written by markwu Thursday, 08 April 2010 13:42
Who do you want to nominate?
Do you know a ‘local hero’ who deserves to be acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June?
At a press conference this week the Cabinet Office said it welcomed more nominations from the British Chinese community.
Mr Van Cuong Truong (MBE) and Mr Woon Wing Yip (OBE) - both of whom were recognised in the 2010 New Year’s Queen’s Honours for their contributions to British society, attended to talk about receiving their honour at Buckingham Palace.
Mr Van Cuong Truong, 56, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for his services to the Indo-Chinese community in South East, London.
Mr Woon Wing Yip, 72, was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the oriental food industry.
Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary and head of the Home Civil Service, said: “The honours system is an important way of recognising the outstanding contributions made by dedicated people from across the country, who have gone the extra mile to make a real difference to lives of people around them.
“If you know of anyone who you believe is worthy of an honour from Her Majesty the Queen I would strongly encourage you to nominate them in the future.”
Anyone can make a nomination and suggest a person, regardless of age or background, they feel has made a valuable contribution to their community and wider society.
To find out more or to find out how to make a nomination log onto www.direct.gov.uk/honours or ring 0207 276 2777.
Click the image below to watch a video interview with Mr Woon Wing Yip OBE below:
Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 11:38 Written by markwu Friday, 20 November 2009 11:32
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 02:50 Monday, 11 May 2009 23:10
Steven Cheung, James Mummery, Envision, Christine Lee, BC Project
BC Project member, Princess Diana Award winner, Steven Cheung officially announces his bid for the European Election on May 7th 2009. (Website: www.stevencheung.com)
Standing as an independent in London, 19 year old Cheung could become the youngest ever Member of the European Parliament if elected, and the first British Chinese Filipino candidate ever to run for a seat in Brussels.
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 December 2008 06:21 Sunday, 28 December 2008 06:13
The BC Project held its 2008 Christmas party at the House of Commons. Photos from the event can now be viewed online at the following link:
Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2008 19:14 Written by Mark Wu Saturday, 22 November 2008 08:47
Ballot papers for the referendum in Manchester will go out next week. Over 1.9m people will have a say in establishing the largest Congestion Charge Zone in UK. This is an other example of how you can let yourself be heard. Will you use your vote?
Across the world, millions of people live under oppressive regimes. They demonstrate, rebel and fight in the name of freedom and democracy, to have the chance to have their chance to vote.
Yet many of us take this right for granted.
There are many people who would like to make your neighbourhood a better place, your hospital a cleaner environment, your schools to offer a better education for your children. These people need your help to get into the positions in local governments and the Parliament, in order to voice your concerns and opinions, as well as ideas and possibilities. If you don't think your existing representatives are doing the right thing for you, then you can choose someone else who will.
With a possibility of a General Election within the next 2 years, this is the time to Get Active!
In case you have need a reminder of how the election process works, take a look at a recent BBC4 documentary: Storyville: Please vote for me
These children may be the leaders of the world in the future!
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