MELAKA, Aug 24 — Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh heads the list of 1,042 recipients of the state awards and medals bestowed in conjunction with the 74th birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Mohd Ali Rustam, today.

Melaka state secretary Datuk Zaidi Johari, in a statement today, said Ab Rauf received the Darjah Utama Negeri Melaka (DUNM), which carries the title “Datuk Seri Utama”.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, meanwhile, received the Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka (DGSM), which carries the title “Datuk Seri”.

“A total of 20 people receive the Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (DCSM), which carries the title “Datuk Wira”, and they included State Tourism, Heritage, Art and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman; Melaka police chief Datuk Zainol Samah; Local Government Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk M Noor Azman Taib; and Umno secretary-general Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.


“Also receiving the DCSM are Deputy Prime Minister’s Special Function officer Datuk Tajul Razi Abdul Aziz; Southern Power Generation Sdn Bhd director Datuk Norzaity Othman; State Science, Technology, Innovation and Digital Communications Committee chairman Fairul Nizam Roslan; State Housing, Local Government, Drainage, Climate Change and Disaster Management Committee deputy chairman Zulkiflee Mohd Zin; Deputy Director General of Public Service (Operations) Dr Anesee Ibrahim; and Prime Minister’s political secretary Azman Abidin.

A total of 208 people receive the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM), which carries the title “Datuk” and they include State Science, Technology, Innovation and Digital Communications Committee deputy chairman Mohd Noor Helmy Abdul Halim; Royal Malaysian Armoured Corps director Brig Gen Mohd Fazly Mat Said; Melaka Islamic Religious Department director Badaruddin Mohd Kassim; and Jasin district officer Rahizi Ranom.

Other recipients of the DPSM are 10th Brigade commander Brig Maj Gen Khairul Azmizal Ahmad Natal; composer Hasim Said, better known as S. Atan; and Malaysian Broadcasting Department director-general Suhaimi Sulaiman.


Sixty-two people receive the Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM), 96 the Bintang Cemerlang Melaka (BCM), 205 the Bintang Khidmat Terpuji (BKT), 292 the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), 129 the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) and 10 the Pingat Khidmat Lama (PKL).

The statement said all the recipients will receive their awards at investiture ceremonies held over three sessions from today until Sunday. — Bernama