KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today took to Facebook to pay tribute to all the frontliners fighting the Covid-19 pandemic shortly after being awarded the title this morning.
Dr Noor Hisham was among the 12 leading national figures to receive the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM), which also carries the title “Tan Sri.”
The awards were conferred by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in conjunction with the majesty’s birthday.
Shortly after the award ceremony, Dr Noor Hisham — who is leading the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the country — paid tribute to the frontliners and the behind-the-scene personnel at the Health Ministry.
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“Alhamdulillah, this title and degree of greatness is a tribute to all the frontline officers and [those] behind the scenes of the Health Ministry.
“It is also the symbol of faith and government appreciation to civil servants,” he wrote on Facebook.
He also hoped that the appreciation given to the officers will boost their spirit to continue carrying out their task for the health of the people and the safety of the country.
Dr Noor Hisham’s Facebook post, which was posted about an hour ago, has garnered thousands of congratulatory comments from well-wishers.
In the comment section, many Malaysians congratulated Dr Noor Hisham for the new title and wished him good health.
Both the Health Ministry and cinema operator Golden Screen Cinemas also took a moment to congratulate Dr Noor Hisham in a Facebook post.
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