KOTA BARU: Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid leads the list of recipients of the state awards and medals in conjunction with the 50th birthday celebration of the Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V.
The investiture ceremony was held at Istana Balai Besar here yesterday.
Nik Azman was conferred the Ahli Yang Pertama (Seri Paduka) Darjah Kebesaran Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang (SPSK) which carries the title “Datuk”.
Another recipient of the SPSK award was state legal adviser Datuk Shahidani Abd Aziz.
Three people were conferred the Ahli Yang Kedua (Datuk Paduka) Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (DPMK). The award carries the title “Datuk Paduka”.They were Survey and Mapping director-general Datuk Dr Azhari Mohamed, Public Works Department senior director (Civil and Structural Engineering branch) Mohamad Zulkefly Sulaiman and Housing and Local Government Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek.
Meanwhile, there were 12 recipients for the Ahli Yang Kedua (Datuk Paduka) Darjah Kebesaran Jiwa Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (DJMK) which also carries the “Datuk Paduka” title.
Among them were Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar; state Welfare, Family and Women Development Committee chairman Mumtaz Md Nawi; Rantau Panjang MP Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff; Kelantan Council of Justices of the Peace secretary Mohd Riduan Junoh; Special Officer at the Kelantan Sultan’s Office Nik Pakheruddin Nik Kadir; Member of the Board of Trustees of Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) Emeritus Professor Dr Muhamad Awang; businessman Chook Wei Luen and medical specialist Dr Tan Ken Leon.
Four people were conferred the Ahli Yang Kehormat Yang Kedua (Datuk Paduka) Darjah Kebesaran Kesateria Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Perkasa (DPKK) which also carries the title “Datuk Paduka”.
They were artillery director at the Army headquarters Brigadier-Jeneral Ibrahim Yasir; Eighth Infantry Brigade Commander Brig-Jen Muhammad Huzaimi Sabri; Rocket Artillery Brigade Commander Brig-Jen Zulkefale A. Rahman and Deputy Chief of Air Force Lt-Jen Datuk Seri Ackbal Abdul Samad.
The recipients also included 11 individuals who were bestowed the Ahli Yang Kedua (Datuk Paduka) Darjah Kebesaran Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang (DPSK).
A total of 58 people were awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Kelantan Kelas Ketiga, Darjah Kebesaran Kelantan Kelas Keempat (59 people) and Darjah Kebesaran Kelantan Kelas Kelima (60), as well as 242 recipients of the letter of appreciation. — Bernama