KUALA KANGSAR: Two state executive councillors were made “Datuk” after being conferred with the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) awards in conjunction with the Sultan of Perak’s 63rd birthday.
They were State Islamic Religion and Islamic Education, Rural and Entrepreneur Development Committee chairman Datuk Asmuni Awi and Perak Public Utilities and Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantation Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Yunus Jamahri.
Besides Asmuni and Abdul Yunus, Sultan Nazrin Shah also awarded the DPMP to 10 other recipients, including the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Mahmoud Hussien Saeed Qattan, Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain Datuk Mohamad Sadik Kethergany, Perak deputy mufti Datuk Zamri Hashim and Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department head Datuk Dr Kavitha M. Bhojwan.
Other recipients are Prof Datuk Rajah Rasiah from the Asia Europe Institute in Universiti Malaya, Perak Development Office director Datuk Zulazlan Abu Hassan and Veterinary Service Department (Research and Innovation Division) director Datuk Dr P. Chandrawathani.
Earlier yesterday, the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador headed a list of 19 recipients, receiving the Darjah Seri Panglima Taming Sari (SPTS), which carries the title Datuk Seri Panglima.
This was followed by the conferment of the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Perak award, which carries the title Datuk Seri to Perak Dewan Negara secretary, Datuk Seri Ayop Hashim.
Sultan Nazrin also awarded the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini which carries the title Datuk to the Perak State Secretary, Datuk Zainal Azman Abu Seman.
Also present at the event were Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and the state government exco line-up.
Earlier, Sultan Nazrin inspected a parade comprising three officers and 103 members of other ranks from the Second Division Royal Engineering Regiment headed by Kol Muhammad Zamri Musa from the Sangro Camp, Taiping. — Bernama