KUANTAN: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agung lead the list of 870 dignitaries and recipients to be conferred titles and awards in conjunction with the 75th birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah Sultan Abu Bakar today.
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail and Tuanku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid are to be bestowed the Darjah Kerabat Seri Indera Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Dihormati (DK).
The investiture ceremony will be held at a later date.
A total of 12 people, including four ministers, are to be awarded the Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP), which carries the title Datuk Seri.
They are Energy, Water and Communication Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, Cultural, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh.
Others are Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Public Service Department director-general Datuk Ismail Adam, Treasury secretary-general Datuk Izzuddin Dali, Datuk Tengku Kamal Bahrin Sultan Abu Bakar, Datuk Abdul Rahim Abdul, Datuk Tay Ah Lek, Datuk Kurnia Ekram Datuk Brijkishore and Yap Seng Yew.
Seven people are awarded the Seri Indera Mahkota Pahang (SIMP) that carries the title Datuk. They are Federal Court judge Datuk Pajan Singh Gill, Kuantan High Court judge Datuk Mohamed Apandi Ali, Health director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Ismail Merican, Customs director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Abdul Hamid, deputy army chief Lt Jen Datuk Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin, RMAF air operations command chief Lt Jen Datuk Shahron Ibrahim and Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad executive chairman Datuk Wan Zaki Wan Muda.
Pahang state exco member Datuk Maznah Mazlan leads the list of 13 people who are conferred the Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP) that also carries the title Datuk.
The others are Datuk Mustafar Abu Bakar, chief private secretary to the Prime Minister Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab, Puteri Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad, Maxis Communication Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Jamaluddin Ibrahim, Fire and Rescue department director-general Hamzah Abu Bakar and The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad-NSTP Group chief executive officer Syed Faizal Albar.
Three Malaysian ambassadors are among 72 people awarded the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) that carries the title Datuk.
They are Malaysian ambassador to Libya Zulkifli Yaacob, Malaysian ambassador to Argentina Rohana Ramli and Malaysian ambassador to Syria Zainuddin Yahya.
Artistes Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, Ziana Zain and Norman Abdul Halim of the KRU pop group are among 18 people conferred the Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang (SAP) while The Star senior circulation manager G. Damodaran is one of 54 people awarded with the Setia Mahkota Pahang (SMP).
Singer Hattan, who was recently embroiled in a controversy over his “different” version of Negaraku, whose real name is Mohd Shukri Sahabuddin, is to receive the Ahli Ahmad Shah Pahang (AAP) together with 53 other recipients.
A total of 142 recipients are to be awarded the Ahli Mahkota Pahang (AMP), 105 with Pingat Khidmat Cemerlang (PKC), 72 the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT) and 319 the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK).
Three staff of Star Publications (M) Bhd – photographer Nik Naizi Husin from the Kuantan bureau, sports journalist Eric Samuel and secretary Rozina Din, are to receive the Ahli Mahkota Pahang (AMP).
Others are Wan Thuwaibah Wan Ghazali of RTM (AMP), Tamil Nanban’s Nandan Cumaran K.Sinnasamy (PKT) and TV3’s Gunasegaran Nanda Cumaran (PKT).
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