ALOR SETAR: Court of Appeal judge Justice Datuk Aziah Ali and Prime Minister’s Department senior deputy secretary-general Datuk Seri Othman Mahmood head the honours list of recipients in conjunction with the Sultan of Kedah’s 88th birthday celebration today.
They will receive the awards from the Kedah Regency Council chairman Tunku Temenggong Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah at the Istana Anak Bukit here.
They have been bestowed with the Darjah Gemilang Seri Mahkota Kedah (DGMK) which carries the title Datuk Wira in conjunction with the Sultan of Kedah Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah’s birthday.
Tuanku Abdul Halim is also the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Four people will receive the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Kedah (DPMK) which carries the title Datuk.
They are Syariah Court chief judge Tuan Syeikh Abd Rahman Abdullah, Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan, Kedah police chief Comm Datuk Zamri Yahaya and Kuala Lumpur Foundation To Criminalise War (KLFCW) board of trustee member Prof Salleh Buang.
A total of 45 people were awarded the Darjah Dato’ Setia Diraja Kedah (DSDK) award which also carries the title Datuk.
Among them are Belleview Group managing director Datuk Sonny Ho Kiong Chan (pic), state MCA secretary Ooi Eyan Hian, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) deputy chief executive officer (Administration) Rozaina Datuk Paduka Radzi, Kedah Royal Malaysian Air Force College in Kepala Batas Commandant Brig-Jen Datuk Johnny Loh Kok Kong, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) chairman of Professors Council Prof Ali Yeon Md Shakaff and Vista Property Management Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Chew Chong Teck.
A total of 17 people received the Jaksa Pendamai (JP) award.
Among them are Malaysian Chinese Football Association chairman Datuk Low Han Chau, Chin Hin Group Berhad executive chairman Datuk Chiau Beng Teik, eye specialist Dr. S. Sockalingam, Alor Setar MCA division vice-chairman Ng Swee Keong and Kedah MCA Liaison Committee member Saw Heng Giap.