KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was awarded the title of Tan Sri at the 2020 Federal Awards in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s birthday.
Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) pro-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Arshad Ayub headed the list of 829 recipients.
Tengku Maimun and Arshad will be bestowed the Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM), which carries the title “Tun” at the investiture today at Istana Melawati in Putrajaya.
The honours are being conferred in conjunction with His Majesty’s birthday on June 8. The investiture ceremony was moved to this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic that forced the implementation of the movement control order.
Tengku Maimun and Arshad will be among 31 individuals who will receive awards, honours and medals at the ceremony (first day).
Four more leading national figures will receive the Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN) that carries the title “Tan Sri”.
They are Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali, Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun, Chief of Defence Force Jen Tan Sri Affendi Buang and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
Twelve other people will receive the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which also carries the title “Tan Sri”, 29 will receive the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) while five more will receive the Darjah Panglima Setia Diraja (PSD), both of which carry the title “Datuk”.
The recipients of PSM are Dr Noor Hisham, Court of Appeal president Datuk Rohana Yusuf, Public Service Department director-general Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman, Army chief Jen Datuk Zamrose Mohd Zain, Air Force chief Jen Datuk Seri Ackbal Abdul Samad, former Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor and Olympic Council of Malaysia president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria.
The other recipients of the award are Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) chairman Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh, Lotus Corporation Bhd chief executive officer Datuk R. Doraisingam Pillai, Sunway Group Bhd president Datuk Chew Chee Kin, Platinum Victory Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Seri Gan Yu Chai and SENA Group of Companies founder and managing director Datuk Tan Boon Hock, who is also Optimax Holding Bhd founder and director.
Recipients of the PJN included Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid, Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Education director-general Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim, Sabah state secretary Datuk Safar Untong and Court of Appeal judge Ravinthran N. Paramaguru.
The other recipients are National Security Council director-general Mohd Rabin Basir, International Trade and Industry Ministry secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali, Kelantan state secretary Datuk Nazran Muhammad, Sarawak state secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion and Education Ministry former secretary-general Datuk Dr Mohd Gazali Abas.
Others are Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Datuk Aris Adi Tan Abdullah, Joint Forces Commander Lt-Jen Datuk Suhaimi Mohd Zuki, Army Western Field Commander Lt-Jen Datuk Mohd Nazir Mami and National Defence Study Centre president Vice-Admiral Datuk N. Ganesh.
Also receiving the PJN are Malaysian Armed Forces Health Service director-general Lt-Jen Pahlawan Dr Md Amin Muslan, Army deputy chief Lt-Jen Datuk Hasagaya Abdullah and Royal Malaysian Air Force deputy chief Lt-Jen Datuk Mohd Asghar Khan Goriman Khan.
Four high-ranking Bukit Aman officers are also to be awarded the PJN, namely Special Branch director Comm Datuk Mohamed Farid Abu Hassan, Management Department director Comm Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar, Criminal Investigations Department director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed and Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya.
Other recipients are CRSC Holdings Bhd vice-chairman Datuk Mohamed Salleh Bajuri, Tekun Nasional Board Trustee member Wan Mohd Shaharir Wan Abd Jalil, Sirim Bhd president and Group chief executive Prof Dr Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, Low Yat Group executive director Low Gee Teong.
Those who will be conferred the PSD are the Prime Minister’s Department deputy secretary-general (management) Mohammad Ismail, Prime Minister’s Department Legal Affairs Division director-general Roziah Abudin, Putrajaya Hospital Endocrine Unit head Dr Zanariah Hussein, Kuala Lumpur Hospital Emergency and Trauma Department head Dr Mahathar Abd Wahab and Malaysian Armed Forces Manpower Branch director Brig-Gen Suriakala Suriabagavan.
A total of 27 individuals will also receive the Johan Mangku Negara (JMN), among them being Welfare Department director-general Zulkifli Ismail, Chemistry Department director-general Mohamed Zaini Abdul Rahman and Malaysian Space Agency director-general Azlikamil Napiah.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s Disease Control Division director Dr Norhayati Rusli, who is among the ministry’s “generals” in the fight against Covid-19, will receive the Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM) together with 37 other individuals.
Among those in the list of 147 recipients of the Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) will be Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) TV Programme Division director Lokman Muda.
Media Prima newscaster and broadcast journalist Pang Chinn Fei and TV personality Terrence Joseph Dass are in the list of 182 recipients of the Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN).
This year will also see 11 individuals receiving the Bintang Kesatria Setia Diraja (KSD), 328 the Pingat Pangkuan Negara (PPN) and 44 the Pingat Bentara Setia Diraja (BSD). — Bernama
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