IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will be awarded the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Perak (SPMP) in conjunction with Sultan Azlan Shahs 80th birthday today.
The award carries the title of Datuk Seri.
Also receiving the award are Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Ong Ka Chuan and Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The other SPMP recipients are Bernama chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Annuar Zaini, Bank Muamalat Malaysia chairman Datuk Ismail Shahudin and retiree Datuk N.S. Selvamany.
Heading the list of 773 recipients this year is Chief Justice Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohamad.
He will be awarded the states highest award, Darjah Seri Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini (SPCM), which also carries the title of Datuk Seri.
State Finance, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Energy, Water and Non-Islamic Affairs Committee chairman Ngeh Koo Ham will be one of 28 people awarded with the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP), which carries the title of Datuk.
Of the three recipients to receive the Darjah Seri Panglima Taming Sari, which also carries the title of Datuk Seri, are Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, army chief Jen Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin and Royal Malaysian Air Force chief Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin.
The Darjah Datuk Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini (DPCM), which carries the title of Datuk, will be awarded to the state legal adviser Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Aminah Ayob.
Other DPMP recipients are deputy state secretary (administration) Mohd Jamal Mahussin, Kinta district officer Razali Othman, Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council president Mohd Shafie Arifin and state Drainage and Irrigation Department director Abdul Razak Dahalan.
The group also includes Malaysias High Commissioner to Namibia Hayati Ismail, United Plantations Bhd vice-chairman Carl Bek-Nielsen, Malaysian Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan, Malaysian Institute for Road Safety Research director-general Prof Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi and WWF-Malaysias executive director and chief executive officer Dr Dionysius Shankar Kumar Sharma.
Among the four recipients of the Darjah Datuk Pahlawan Taming Sari (DPTS), which carries the title of Datuk, is Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah.