Former Felda Group chairman Raja Muhammad Alias Raja Muhammad Ali today headed a list of 1,207 people who were conferred federal awards and medals by the king.
Raja Muhammad Alias was conferred the Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM) award, which carries the title “Tun”, in conjunction with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah’s official birthday this year.
Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani and Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg received the Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN), which carries the title “Tan Sri”.
A total of 18 individuals were conferred the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM), which also carries the title “Tan Sri”.
They are Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim; Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Harun; Foreign Ministry Secretary-General Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob; Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Azam Baki and Malaysian International Islamic University president Mohd Daud Bakar.
Other PSM recipients were Malaysian Institute of Integrity board of directors member Ismail Ibrahim; Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Shahril Ridza Ridzuan; expert in astronomy and astrophysics Mazlan Othman; Leong Hup International Bhd executive director Lau Eng Guang; Khazanah Nasional Bhd board of directors member Mohammed Azlan Hashim and The Edge Media executive chairman Tong Kooi Ong.
Also awarded the PSM were Ikhlas Capital chairman Mohamed Nazir Tun Razak; LB Aluminium Bhd executive chairman Leow Chong Howa; Perfect Group Holdings Limited executive director Tan Jyh Yaong; former Bersatu permanent chairman Mohd Shariff Omar; former MCA president Liow Tiong Lai; Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak permanent chairman Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
A total of 18 individuals received the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), and two individuals were conferred the Darjah Panglima Setia Diraja (PSD). Both awards carry the “Datuk” title.
The recipients of PJN included Court of Appeal judge ESM Nantha Balan; Companies Commission of Malaysia chief executive officer Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz; dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Management and Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu campus Jayum Anak Jawan; former national badminton player Misbun Sidek and Celcom Axiata Bhd CEO Mohamad Idham Nawawi.
For the PSD award, the recipients were division secretary, Human Resource Division of the Prime Minister’s Department Shahrul Kamal Osman and former assistant chief of staff of personnel services, Malaysian Armed Forces Azlan Abdul Rahman.
Meanwhile, 33 individuals were bestowed the Johan Mangku Negara (JMN) including Sarawak Bersatu chairman Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian; Kuala Krai MP Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman and PAS Youth chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin.
Sixty-one individuals were bestowed the Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM); Johan Setia Diraja – JSD (three); Kesatria Mangku Negara – KMN (205); Kesatria Setia Diraja – KSD (seven); Ahli Mangku Negara – AMN (303); Pingat Pangkuan Negara – PPN (514); and Bentara Setia Diraja – BSD (38). There were two recipients for the Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB).
Among the JSM recipients were MACC director (security) Mohammad Soib Abdullah; director-general of the Department of Polytechnic Education and Community Colleges Zainab Ahmad and former national bowler Shalin Zulkifli.
For the JSD recipients, two of them were Istana Negara officials, namely the Dang Perwara of the Management Division Hamimah A Karim and and Assistant Grand Chamberlain Sophian Ab Rahman, while the third recipient was former Brickfields district police chief Anuar Omar.
The recipients of the KMN, among others, were Bernama head of strategic planning, strategic planning division Nur-ul Afida Kamaludin; Putrajaya district police chief ACP Mohd Fadzil Ali; Sentul district police chief ACP CS Shanmugamoorthy and MIC Youth chief TR Thinalan.
Two members of the elite Senoi Praaq police unit, the late Baharuddin Ramli and Norihan s/o Tari, who were involved in a shooting incident at the Malaysia-Thai border in November last year, were conferred the Panglima Gagah Berani (PGB) award.