ALOR SETAR, Jan 19 — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin heads the list of 114 recipients of state awards and medals in conjunction with the 86th birthday of the Sultan of Kedah, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah tomorrow.
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Muhyiddin is the sole recipient of the Darjah Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Yang Amat Dihormati (S.H.M.S), which carries the title, “Datuk Seri DiRaja”.
Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir is conferred the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Kedah Yang Amat Dihormati (S.PMK), which carries the title, “Datuk Seri”.
Chairman of the Kedah Regency Council, Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Sultan Badlishah will present the state awards and medals at an investiture ceremony at the Balai Penghadapan, Istana Anak Bukit, here.
Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah is the sole recipient of the Darjah Seri Setia DiRaja Kedah Yang Amat Dihormati (S.S.D.K), which also carries the “Datuk Seri” title.
Three others — State Secretary Datuk Mohd Puad Mohd Ali, Bukit Aman police Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Syed Ismail Syed Azizan and Yayasan Muhibah chairman Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng, who is also a businessman — are conferred the Darjah Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (D.H.M.S), which carries the title, “Datuk Paduka”.
Ten recipients of the Darjah Gemilang Seri Mahkota Kedah (D.G.M.K), which carries the title, “Datuk Wira”, include state financial officer Datuk Khazali Din, Kedah Land and Mines director Datuk Muhamad Nor Rofie and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
The others are Istana Negara comptroller Datuk Awang Kechik Abdul Rahman, Veterans Affairs Department director-general Maj-Gen Datuk Mohd Noor Daud, Maj-Gen Datuk Md Tajri Alwi (Istana Negara), Penang police chief Senior DCP Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi, High Point World Wide Sdn Bhd executive chairman Datuk Abu Zaki Zakaria, Urusan Setia Teknoloji Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Majid Wan Chik and Kumpulan Widad managing director/chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Mohamad Ikmal Opat Abdullah.
For the Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Kedah (D.PMK), which carries the title, “Datuk”, the two recipients are Prime Minister’s Department Implementation Coordination Unit (Strategic Development) deputy director Datuk Seri Ab Ghani Ariffin and Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) CEO Tan Sri Khalid Ramli.
Another 67 people are conferred the Darjah Setia DiRaja Kedah (D.S.D.K), which carries the title, “Datuk”, while Dr Annabel Teh Gallop, who is head of the Southeast Asia Section of the British Library, London, is the sole recipient of the Honourary D.S.D.K. award, which also carries the title, “Datuk”, while 28 others are made Justices of the Peace (JP).
The D.S.D.K. full list: Tunku Johanez Tunku Annuar, Tengku Shazuddin Tunku Sallehuddin, state exco members Datuk Suraya Yaacob and Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid, deputy speaker Datuk Azmi Che Husain, Gurun assemblyman Dr Leong Yong Kon, Kulim/Bandar Baharu member of parliament Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir.
Kuala Muda district officer Ahmad Fisol Md Noor, senior private secretary to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Datuk Elmi Yusof, Kedah State Federal Development Department director Datuk Azmi Lateh, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry secretary-general Datuk Saripudin Kasim.
Sewerage Services Department director-general (DG) Mohd Akhir Md. Jiwa, Women’s Development Department DG Datin Munirah Abdullah Bajaruddin, Meteorological Department DG Che Gayah Ismail, Kedah Health Department director Dr Ismail Abu Talaat, Kedah Education Department director Mansor Lat, UUM Institute of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Thoughts director Prof Dr Abdul Wahab Mohamed.
Aides-de-camp to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Brig-Gen Datuk Mohd Nizam Jaafar, First Admiral Datuk Mohd Reza Mohd Sany (navy aide-de-camp), Brig-Gen Datuk Zaharin Ahmad (air aide-de-camp) and SAC Datuk Mastor Mohd Ariff.
Brig-Gen (rtd) Abdul Majid Daudsha, Army Headquarters Development DG Brig-Gen Yahya Ibrahim, Third Brigade headquarters commander Brig-Gen Mohd Nazir Mami, Defence Ministry Security and Counter Intelligence director Brig-Gen Datuk Ismail Abetah and Royal Malaysian Navy Engineering Command Base (Lumut) chief of staff First Admiral Muhd Sakaff A. Manaf.
Gong Kedak, Terengganu Air Defence base commander Brig-Gen Datuk Mohd Fauzi Ahmad, Defence Ministy’s Air Support and Preparedness 0perations director-general Brig-Gen Datuk Azizon Ariffin, Territorial Army Regiment 502 Sungai Buloh Camp commander Brig-Gen Assoc Prof Thantawi Jauhari Ahmad, ESSCom Lahad Datu Special Operations Force chief of staff, SAC Mohammad Nasir Ramli.
SAC Noor Azam Jamaludin (Sabah police HQ), Prisons Department deputy director-general (Management) Datuk Wan Abdul Rahman Abdullah, UKM Institute for Environment and Development director Prof Dr Mazlin Mokhtar, UKM Hospital Kuala Lumpur ORL senior consultant Prof Dr Abdullah Sani Mohamed.
Kedah Gerakan chairman Dr Cheah Soon Hai, Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) Alor Setar O&G Department head and consultant Dr Mohd Rushdan Md Noor, HSB psychiatric senior consultant Dr Ahmad Rasidi M. Saring and Kedah Ex-Servicemen’s Association president, Capt (rtd) Yusof Yaacob.
Gading Kencana Sdn Bhd managing director Ir. Muhamad Guntor Mansor Tobeng, Boon Aun Sdn Bhd director Ong Ah Seng @ Eng Chew, area special officer to the Kedah menteri besar A. Aziz Mohamod, direcor of the Centre for Global Archaeological Research Malaysia, USM, Prof Dr Mokhtar Saidin.
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia president/managing director Datuk Mohd Zafer Mohd Hashim, Kedah Chinese Chamber of Commerce vice-president Koh Kim Chiew, Hock Thye Trading Sdn Bhd managing director Tan Lip Huat, Alor Setar Zahir Mosque chief imam Syeikh Roslan Abd Halim, Ideal Healthcare CEO Dr Haminuddin Abd Hamid and DXN Holdings director Lim Boon Yee.
MAS’ Malaysia regional senior vice-president Muzammil Mohamad, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad managing director Syed Kamaruzaman Syed Zainol Khodki Sahabudin, Arkitek FAA Sdn Bhd managing director Ir Mohd Fazillah Mohd Ali, Education Ministry’s Technical and Vocational Education Division director Ahmad Tajudin Jab, Khalid Ahmad, Kassim Ahmad, music composer Adnan Abu Hassan.
Percetakan Nasional Berhad managing director Izham Yusoff, Mong Khon a/l M.S.Dong, Datuk Azizan Abdul Rahman, literary writer Dr Zurinah Hassan, Tone Excel Sdn Bhd executive chairman Syed Kamaruzaman Syed Abdullah, Amalan Setar Sdn Bhd managing director R. Rajendran.
Gateway Saujana Management Sdn Bhd president Capt (rtd) Zakaria Abdul Hamid, Chico Holding Sdn Bhd chairman/managing director Tan Hock Chai, Horng Bang Construction Sdn Bhd director Tay Seang Wah, Further Top Sdn Bhd executive chairman Tan Teow Hong and M Summit Group Sdn Bhd group managing director Moh See Eng.
Those made JPs are state exco member Datuk Dr Ku Abdul Rahman Ku Ismail, Datuk Ismail Hamid, Datuk Syed Yusoff Idid Syed Osman Idid, Datuk Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, political secretary to the Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Azimi Daim, SAFZ Auto Sdn Bhd executive director Datuk Muhammad Faizal Zainol, Arah Muara Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Ahmad Sobri Wan Teh, Datuk Liew Yin Chew.
Datuk Shamsuddin Tahir, BHL Group of Companies CEO Datuk Lim Boon Kian, 1GB Corporation Bhd & Mid Valley City Development managing director Datuk Seri Lim Huah Leong, Kraftangan Malaysia chairman Datuk Sohaimi Shahadan, Tai Lee Pin, Kedah MIC deputy chairman M.L. Maran, Hadzir Abdullah.
Noor Hasnita Mat Isa, Teh Gee Yau, Wong Ngean Foh, Haroon Mat, Mohd Hazam Othman, Johari Yahya, Md Salleh Ismail, Ismail Khan Lall Khan, Mohd Hadzir Mohd Jaafar, Ng Sin Yin, Ooi Chen Seng and Ramli Hassan. — Bernama