MELAKA, Oct 13 ― Rural Development Minister Rina Mohd Harun heads the list of 419 recipients of the state awards and medals in conjunction with the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob’s 80th birthday yesterday.
Rina, who is Titiwangsa Member of Parliament and also Pakatan Harapan (PH) Wanita deputy chief, was among the 14 recipients of the Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka (DGSM), which carries the title “Datuk Seri”.
Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the other recipients of the DGSM award were Health Minister Dr Dzulkeply Ahmad; Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan MD Yusof; Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religion) Datuk Mujahid Yusof.
“Civil Service Director-General Datuk Borhan Dolah; Melaka State Secretary Datuk Roslan Ibrahim; Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin; Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Jamil Salleh and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) Adviser Ahmad Awang.
“Works Department Director-General Datuk Dr Roslan Md Taha; Kuala Linggi International Port managing director Datuk Noormustafa Kamal Yahya; Fazil Group managing director Datuk Mohamad Fazil Shafie; GUH Holding Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk H'ng Bak Tee,” he said in a statement here today.
Adly said Rina, who is also the head of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) women’s wing, Srikandi, received her award, together with 160 other award recipients, at the first session of the investiture ceremony today.
The remaining 258 recipients would receive their awards at the second session of the investiture ceremony, scheduled on November 10.
He said nine people received the Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (DCSM), which carried the title “Datuk Wira” and they included Melaka State Assembly Speaker Omar Jaafar; Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity and Social Harmony) Dr Md Farid Md Rafik; Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Hatta Md Ramli and Melaka Police Chief Datuk Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah.
“Consultant physician and gastroenterologist Datuk Seri Dr L. Suresh Raj; Safz Auto Sdn Bhd executive director Datuk Muhamad Faizal Zainol; China Investment Association-Foreign Investment Union honorary chairman Datuk Md Wira Dani Abdul Daim and chairman of the Asian Secretariat for the Assembly of Ulama, Abdul Ghani Samsudin,” he said.
A total of 18 people are awarded the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) , which carries the “Datuk” title, and they include Melaka Industry, Trade and Investment Committee chairman Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen; Melaka Housing, Local Government and Enviroment Committee chairman Tey Kok Kiew; Melaka Tourism, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Muhammad Jailani Khamis and Melaka Public Works, Transport and Public Utilities Committee chairman Mohd Sofi Abdul Wahab.
“Melaka State Financial Officer Hanafi Sakri; Melaka Legal Adviser Mohamad Abazafree Mohd Abbas; Melaka State Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Wong Fort Pin; Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Senator Husam Musa and Deputy Auditor-General Zulkipli Abdullah,” he said.
Adly said the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM), with the title “Datuk” was conferred on 59 people this year and they included Malaysian Ambassador to Myanmar Zahairi Baharim; Melaka Deputy State Secretary (Development) Salhah Salleh; Melaka Land and Mines Director Zaidi Johari and Melaka ICT head Wahilman Siwar.
Others are Melaka Chief Minister’s Senior Private Secretary Mariam Ilias; Medical and Nephrology consultant at Melaka Putra Specialist Hospital Dr K. Parameswaran; Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd deputy chief executive officer Abdul Malik Mohd Hussin; Syarikat Kujaya Group director Wan Kian Han and former national athlete M. Ramachandran, he said.
He also said 18 would be awarded the Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM); Bintang Cemerlang Melaka (BCM) (35); Bintang Khidmat Terpuji (BKT) (72); Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK) (100); Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) (87); and Pingat Khidmat Lama (PKL) (seven). ― Bernama