Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas and the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah, Juhar Mahiruddin headed the list of 335 recipients of awards, honours and medals in conjunction with the 2021 Federal Territory Day celebration today.
They were conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Pangkat Pertama Seri Utama Mahkota Wilayah, which comes with the title “Datuk Seri Utama”.
Among other recipients of the award are Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz and Pahang Menteri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, the wife of Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri, Ragad Kurdi Taib and Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka Mohd Ali Rustam.
Twenty-four other individuals were awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Pangkat Kedua Seri Mahkota Wilayah (SMW), which comes with the title “Datuk Seri”.
They included Energy and Natural Resources Minister Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Takiyuddin Hassan; Federal Territories Ministry Secretary-General Rosida Jaafar; Public Service Deputy Director-General (Development) Suhaime Mahbar; Senior Deputy Secretary-General at the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Sallehhuddin Hassan and Director General of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Yusof Ismail.
Other recipients of the SMW award are Kuala Lumpur Mayor Mahadi Che Ngah; former Kuala Lumpur Mayor Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and former Kuala Lumpur City Hall Director-General Noordin Ab Razak, as well as linguist and Chairman of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Board of Governors Prof Dr Awang Sariyan.
Meanwhile, Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) chairman Senator Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi was among 81 recipients of the Darjah Kebesaran Pangkat Ketiga Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (PMW), which carries the title “Datuk”.
The others included Senior Minister Senator Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, Federal Territory Mufti Dr Luqman Abdullah, Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department director Mohd Ajib Ismail, incumbent chair of the Institution of the Malay Rulers, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Prof Dr Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz, national badminton players Abd Rashid Mohd Sidek @ Sulimin and Cheah Soon Kit, Malaysian Seven Continents Exploration Club president and a member of the Malaysian Mount Everest expedition team Muhamad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin, National Laureate Prof Dr Siti Zainon Ismail and well-known script-writer and lyricist Habsah Hassan.
Meanwhile, Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa, when announcing the list of recipients at a special press conference today, said the date for the investiture ceremony was being finalised.