Welcome to the Official Portal of the Protocol & Ceremonial Division. The Protocol & Ceremonial Division (BIP) is an agency under the Sabah Chief Minister’s Department. This department is responsible for implementing and coordinating all aspects of operation of the Official Government Ceremonies in this State. This is to ensure smooth operation through abiding the correct rules or protocol practices.
The performance of this task requires the commitment from all BIP staff and cooperation of all agencies / institutions / individuals in accordance with the client’s charter. The BIP roles are becoming more challenging due to a number of new developments such as the creation of the new Agency / Institution as well as new posts that require balancing in terms of the application of the current Table of Precedence of Sabah.
Furthermore, the frequency and the number of ceremonies organized nationally and internationally are on the rise. In handling aspects of the protocol, it requires not only commitment but also skills, experience and wide exposure so that all services that are operated by the BIP for the State Government are at its best and lead to the satisfaction of all the parties involved.
BIP Official Portal is created to narrow the gap between BIP and Agencies / Institutions as well as the public by explaining, supporting and providing references related to the roles.
This is the first official portal and all deficiency is undeniable. BIP will keep the website updated from time to time to provide accuracy, relevance and timely information to be shared.
I hope this portal will serve as a reference and discussion for all. I welcome the constructive feedbacks and comments to ensure the progress of this portal.
Have a pleasant experience surfing the Protocol & Ceremonial Division’s Official Portal.
YANG BERBAHAGIA MR. CHRISTOPHER LINGAM