KUANTAN: Eight children of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah were among the 58 recipients of state awards conferred in conjunction with the 61st birthday of the Sultan of Pahang at Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan.
The investiture ceremony was graced by Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah yesterday.
Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri’ayatuddin Shah led the list of recipients of the Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) award, which carries the title “Datuk Seri”.
Also receiving the SSAP award were his brother, Tengku Panglima Raja Tengku Amir Nasser Ibrahim Shah, and sister, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan.
The other five children – Tengku Panglima Muda Tengku Ahmad Ismail Mu’adzam Shah, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Ilisha Ameera, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Ilyana, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafidzatullah and Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah ‘Athiyatullah – received the Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (SIMP) award, which carries the title “Datuk Indera”.
Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and 15 other individuals also received the SSAP award.
The others were Federal Court judge Datuk Hasnah Mohammed Hashim, Amara Investment Management Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Johan Tazrin Hamid Ngo, Bharat Group managing director Datuk Vinod Kumar Agarwal, Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Muez Abd Aziz and Employees Provident Fund board chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir.
Other recipients were Customs director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir, Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy chief commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil, Bukit Aman management director Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar and Pahang police chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan.
Ri-Yaz Hotels & Resorts managing director Datuk Mohammed Shaheen Shah Mohd Sidek, Marmaz Group Holding executive chairman Datuk Marajoh Unding, JRK Holdings Bhd executive chairman Datuk Kwan Aik Khai, Jadeline Exchange Sdn Bhd director Jajakhan Kader Gani and Bergamo Design (M) Sdn Bhd managing director K. Vijayendren were also recipients of the SSAP award.
The Sultan of Pahang also consented to the conferment of the SIMP award on three other recipients, namely the husband of Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan, Tengku Abu Bakar Ahmad Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Abdullah, Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin and former Health deputy director-general Datuk Dr Shahnaz Murad.
The Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP) award, which carries the title “Datuk” was conferred on eight individuals, including Gading Sari Plantation Sdn Bhd director Tengku Rizal Razak Tengku Ibrahim, Pahang local government and housing committee chairman Abd Rahim Muda and Pengurusan Pasir Pahang Bhd chief executive officer Lt-Col (Rtd) Nor Hashim Abdul Aziz.
Other recipients of the DSAP award were Gleneagles Hospital consultant cardiologist Dr Nik Halmey Nik Zainal Abidin, Persada Prosper Sdn Bhd executive chairman Abdul Murshidin Peer Bux and law practitioner Wang Ming Way. Seventeen people received the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) award, which also carries the title “Datuk”, including four escorts of Sultan Abdullah – namely First Admiral Datuk Sharum Shaim of the Royal Malaysian Navy; Brig-Gen Zahari Mohd Ariffin of the Army, Brig-Gen Mohamed Zahari Yahya of the Royal Malaysian Air Force and Senior Asst Comm Yahaya Othman of the Royal Malaysia Police.
Other recipients of the DIMP award are JBPM operation division director Nor Hisham Mohammad, Pahang deputy mufti Abdul Zaki Md Zain, Naval Base assistant chief of staff (operation and strategy) Rear Admiral Roslan Mohd Yunus, Bukit Aman CID D5 (prosecution and legal division) principal assistant director SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa, Prime Minister’s escort SAC Yusni Mohd Jamil and Kuala Lumpur City Hall Human Resource Management Department director Suhana Abd Malek.
The DIMP award also went to Kumpulan Tanah Makmur Bhd chief operating officer Shahrul Nizam Abdul Aziz, Borneo Natural Stone Sdn Bhd executive chairman Mohd Ishak Ayub, secretary to Sultan Abdullah, Rosina Othman, Galaxy Aerospace (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Shamsul Kamar Samsudin, Pahang MIC deputy chairman K. Muniandy, SB Logistics Sdn Bhd director Mok Chuang Kiang and retired teacher Ahmad Wahid.
The Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang (SAP) and Setia Mahkota Pahang (SMP) awards were also conferred upon three recipients. — Bernama