KUALA LUMPUR: In an unprecedented gesture, the Conference of Rulers has awarded the Gold Medal of Excellence to national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei and diving queen Pandelela Rinong Pamg for their achievements at the London Olympics.
The Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Datuk Syed Danial Syed Ahmad said this was the first time the Conference had bestowed the medal on sports personalities.
“The Conference of Rulers has only conferred medals on outstanding graduates from local universities, with two medals reserved for every university,” he said. - Bernama
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