PEKAN: Singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin (pic) and Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Datuk Jailani Johari were among 28 persons conferred the Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) in conjunction with the birthday of Pahang Ruler Sultan Ahmad Shah.
The award carries the title "Datuk Seri".
Other recipient of the title include Pahang Syariah chief judge Datuk Abdul Rahman Yunos, Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ramlan Ibrahim, Urban Wellbeing Housing and Local Government secretary-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek, Pahang police chief Datuk Rosli Abdul Rahman, Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd group executive director Eric Kuan Khian Leng, Mula Holdings Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Harban Singh, and Nirvana Asia Group deputy chairman and chief executive officer Kong Yew Foong.
They are among 101 persons conferred awards by the Sultan at Istana Abu Bakar here on Tuesday.
Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah graced the investiture ceremony.
There was only one recipient of the Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (SIMP), which carries the title "Datuk Indera", and that was THSB Services Sdn Bhd executive director Datuk Mohd Azwan Abdul Malik.
There were 13 who received the Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP) while 59 received the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP). The two awards carry the title "Datuk".
Among the 13 DSAP recipients were Felda director-general Ab Ghani Mohd Ali, Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) commander of air region I Major General Datuk Mohd Faudzi Ahmad, RMAF Inspector-General Major General Datuk Johar Razali Ahmad, RMAF assistant chief of staff Datuk Mohd Asghar Khan Goriman Khan, Pahang special branch chief DCP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, Kedah deputy police chief DCP Sahabudin Abd Manan, KLCC Projeks Sdn Bhd executive director Hashimah Hashim, and Jovian Mandagie Sdn Bhd chief executive director Jovian Mandagie.
Among the DIMP recipients were Prime Minister's Department director-general of Malaysian Maritime Law Enforcement Affairs Division Shahruddin Abu Sohot, Pahang Mineral and Geoscience Department director Azman Ab Majid, and Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department director of forestry training Dr Mohd Hizamri Mohd Yasin, Transport Minister's special officer Wong Kam Hor, MCA Headquarters chief administrative director Lim Chin Hai, and Kelantan Wanita MCA chief Lee Liew Loo.