GEORGE TOWN: A total of 829 individuals have been selected to receive state awards in conjunction with Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas' 82nd birthday celebration.
Heading the list is the late veteran DAP leader Karpal Singh Ram Singh, who will posthumously receive the Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negeri (DUPN).
The award carries the title Datuk Seri Utama.
Karpal, who was a prominent lawyer, served as the Jelutong MP for 21 years and the Bukit Gelugor MP for another 10 years.
He died in April 2014 in an accident aged 74.
Also receiving the DUPN award is Public Services Commission (PSC) chairman Tan Sri Zainal Rahim Seman.
Five people will receive the Darjah Panglima Pangkuan Negeri (DPPN), which carries the title Datuk Seri.
They are Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) deputy chief Lt Gen Datuk Seri Ackbal Abdul Samad, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza Mohd Sany, Polish consul-general in Penang Datuk Seri Suppiah Manikam and Army chief Jen Datuk Zamrose Mohd Zain.
Sixteen others will receive the Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN), which also carries the title Datuk Seri
Seven others will receive the Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) and 84 will receive the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), both of which carry the title Datuk.
Another 74 people will receive the Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN), 38 the Bintang Cemerlang Negeri (BCN), 126 the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT), 218 the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), 233 the Pingat Jasa Masyarakat and 26 the Pingat Bakti Setia (PBS).