King confers awards on 210 military personnel

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has conferred the Panglima Gagah Angkatan Tentera (PGAT) award to Army chief Jen Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain.

Zamrose headed the list of 210 award recipients at the investiture ceremony for military service (DKAT) held at Balairong Seri (Throne Room), Istana Negara here.

His Majesty also conferred the PGAT award to Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza Mohd Sany and Air Force chief Jen Tan Sri Ackbal Abdul Samad.

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was also present to accompany Sultan Abdullah, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

At the ceremony, His Majesty also conferred the Darjah Panglima Setia Angkatan Tentera (PSAT) award to 31 recipients, Pahlawan Angkatan Tentera (56), Kesatria Angkatan Tentera (67) and Bentara Angkatan Tentera (53).

The DKAT awards were conferred to qualified officers and personnel of other ranks for their contribution and sacrifices in the Armed Forces.

The last time the DKAT ceremony took place was in 2019 and it could not be held last year following the Covid-19 outbreak around the world.

The ceremony was conducted with strict adherence to the standard operating procedures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Also present were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz, Chief of Defence Force Jen Tan Sri Affendi Buang and Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Muez Abd Aziz. - Bernama

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