THE Penang Governor Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak has consented to bestowing the state awards, medals, and honours to 1,036 recipients this year, in conjunction with his 72nd birthday celebration.
The list is led by Toh Puan Datin Seri Khadijah Mohd Nor, who is the consort of the Penang Governor. She is conferred the Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negeri (DUPN), which comes with the title “Dato’ Seri Utama”.
Two individuals have been awarded the Darjah Panglima Pangkuan Negeri (DPPN), which comes with the title “Dato’ Seri”. They are Media Prima Berhad Group chairman Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Syed Junid and former Maybank chairman Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin.
Penang Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang said the Penang Governor has agreed to confer 148 state awards, comprising DUPN, DPPN, Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN), Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) and Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) this year.
“The list of the state award recipients, which carries the respective titles of “Dato’ Seri Utama”, “Dato’ Seri” and “Dato’”, will be gazetted tomorrow (July 22),” he told a media conference in Komtar today.
Among the notable recipients are Penang State Secretary Dato’ Abdul Razak Jaafar (DGPN), former Penang police chief Comm Dato’ Sahabudin Abd Manan (DGPN), Roman Catholic Bishop of Penang Right Reverend Dato’ Sebastian Francis (DGPN), Malaysian Gymnastics Federation president Dato’ Tan Gin Soon (DGPN), Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Dato’ Zailani Hashim (DMPN), One Hope Charity & Welfare chairman Chua Sui Hau, Penang Hospital’s Covid-19 management team chief Dr Chow Ting Soo, Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society Malaysia commissioner Khoo Boo Leong (DSPN) and Balik Pulau MP Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (DSPN).
Law said the recipients could use their respective titles after the list is gazetted.
He added that the names of the remaining 888 state medals and honour recipients for the Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN), Bintang Cemerlang Negeri (BCN), Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT), Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), Pingat Jasa Masyarakat (PJM) and Pingat Bakti Setia (PBS) would be published in the Penang ePingat website after the list is gazetted.
Meanwhile, State Secretary Dato’ Abdul Razak Jaafar said the investiture ceremony to present the awards had been postponed to a later date which would be announced later, in line with the current Covid-19 situation and the National Recovery Plan.
The names of the recipients are as follows:
Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negeri (DUPN) (carries the title Dato’ Seri Utama)
Toh Puan Datin Seri Khadijah Mohd Nor.
Darjah Panglima Pangkuan Negeri (DPPN) (carries the title Dato’ Seri)
Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Syed Junid; Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin.
Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN) (carries the title Dato’ Seri)
Dato’ Abdul Razak Bin Jaafar; Mejar (Kehormat) Tan Sri Prof Dato’ Dr Fng Ah Seng; Datuk Seri Dr Balachandran Kandasamy; Datuk Koe Peng Kang; Dato’ Lee Kim Guan; Dato’ Loh Keng Chong; Dato’ Dr Tio Boon Yiaw; Dato’ Peh Weng Khim; Dato’ Pulayantran Kayambu; Dato’ Sahabudin Abd Manan; Right Reverend Dato’ Sebastian Francis M. J. Francis; Dato’ Seri Dr Sharavanan Shanmugasundaram; Dato’ Tan Gin Soon; Dato’ Teoh Hai Hin; Dato’ Wira Zainal Abidin Mahamad Zain.
Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) (carries the title Dato’)
Dato’ Bahurdin Abdul Kader; Dato’ S. Balakrishnan A. Shanmugam; Prof Emeritus Dato’ Dr Chatar Singh Beriam Singh; Prof Dato’ Dr Sellappan Subbiah; Prof Dr Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan; Dato’ Dr Fitjerald Henry; Lt. Jen. Dato’ Yazid Arshad; Dato’ Muralidaran Ragunathan; Dato’ Ng Hooi Lai; Dato’ Ng Joon Tong @ Ng Joo Tong; Dato’ Ong Seng Huat; Dato’ Yeoh Cheng Bah; Dato’ Zailani Hashim; Lok Bah Bah @ Loh Yeow Boo.
Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) (carries the title Dato’)
A’zmi Abdul Latif; Abdul Kader K.N. Haja Mydin; Abdul Khalid Yunus; Prof Datuk Ts. Dr Abdul Khalil H.P. Shawkataly; Abdul Rahim Taiyoob; Abdul Wahab Abu Bakar; Ahmad Azam Ab Rahman; Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh; Ahmad Zakir Nizam Bidin; Alan Cheah Teik Cheng; Dr Anas Alam Faizli; Ang Keng Seong; Ang Thean Hock; Dr Anvar Hussain Rahumathullah; Azman Ibrahim; Boo Jak Seak; Chan Soo How; Dr Cheah Cheng Huat; Cheam Shaw Lee; Cheng Mei Man; Chitra Devi Ramiah; Chow Sek Khoon; Chua Sui Hau; Dr Chow Ting Soo; Chuah Kooi Sang; Collin Lawrence Sequerah; Eliyas Saad; Datin Dr Faridah Aryani Md Yusof; Faruk V. Raju Mohamed; Francis Joseph; Goh Eng Shit; Goh Heang Keng @ Goh Soon Hua; Gopala Krishnan Shanmugamani; Harikrishnan N. Veerasamy; Harry Allyn Cockrell; Helmy Arshad; Ismail Yusop; Jamil Ibrahim; Jee Ban Cheong; Dr Kamarulazizi Ibrahim; Khairuddin Othman; Khairul Anuar Abd Halim; Khaw Bak Kooi; Kho Hai Meng @ Hee Hai Ming; Khoo Boo Leong; Khoo Boo Thong; Dr Koay Ban Hing; Koay Hean Beow; Koe Ewe Teik; Dr Kulwaran Singh Daulat Singh; Leang Hun Meng; Leong Wai Leng; Leong Woay Hong @ Neoh Woay Hong; Lim Aun Ghee; Lim Peng Thean; Lim Soon Heng; Loh Nam Seng; Mejar (Kehormat) M. Kaleessvaran Manikam; Mahendralal Chandulal Nagardas; Dr Mas Rosemal Hakim Mas Haris; Mohamad Mustahapa Awang; Dr Mohamed Jahangir Abdul Wahab; Mohd Amran Mat Zain; Dr Mohd Mokhtar Tahar; Prof Dr Mohd Omar Ab. Kadir; Mohd Shahfizan Md Salleh; Mohd Zakuan Zakaria; Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik; Muniandy Dorai Raju; Munusamy Veerasingam; Dr Nagarajan T. Vellasamy; Nantha Balan E.S. Moorthy; Ng Sin Chie; Ng Tak Wah; Dr Nimi Sutina Nordin; Brigedier Jeneral Nur Hafis Abdul Karim; Datuk Wira Ong Choon Heng; Ong Han Meng; Ong Eng Hooi; Ong Kuen Heng; Ooi Chao Syhuan; Oon Kee Loong; [email protected] Rayappan; Ragindran Sivasamy; Roslan Ismail; Saravanan Karathihayan; Satish Chand Bhandari; Saw Chang Heng; Shahira Ahmed Bazari; Dr Shazelina Zainul Abidin; Datin Sharifah Anisah Agil Barakbah; Shukri Muslim; Surinder Singh Inder Singh; Tan Cheong Heng; Tan Eng Kee; Tan Kooi Lim; Tan Peng An; Tan Piek Kean; Tan Siew Feng; Tan Wei Neng; Tang Ching Siang; Tay Leong Seng; Teh Bee Cheong; Teh Hock Soon; Teoh Hai Bim; Tharumarajah Thiagarajan; Brigedier Jeneral Tong Veng Leong; Dr Vigneswari M. Ganesan; Dr Wong Peng Shyan; Yen Swee Foong; Yeoh Kim Wah; Yeoh Teong Eng; Ts. Zaihan Shukri; Zainal Alhakab Seman; Zakaria Shaaban; Ambassador Zanariah Zainal Abidin.
Story by Christopher Tan
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