Michael Maue

PNG envoy sets record with imperial award

Ambassador Michael Maue was bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star on March 3.

This is the second highest award after the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, which Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare received earlier.

“Ambassador Maue would be the first recipient from PNG to be bestowed this award,” says the Papua New Guinea Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

“Maue, from Koge village in Simbu Province, is a career diplomat who retired from the PNG Foreign Service in February 2012 after having worked 34 years in the public service.