PETALING JAYA: The prime minister’s son, Mohd Nizar Najib, was awarded a datukship amongst some other 256 people to mark the Sultan of Pahang’s birthday today.
Four officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission were also awarded datukships.
Nizar Najib, an executive director of the Deloitte accounting firm, and five others were awarded the Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang, Star Online reported.
The deputy president of the Dewan Negara, Senator Doris Sophia Ahmad Brodi, headed the list of recipients, among 13 people awarded the Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang award, which carries the title Datuk Seri.
The MACC’s deputy chief commissioner, Mohd Jamidan Abdullah, was among those receiving the SSAP. Three others from MACC, record management and IT division head Nor Azmi Karim; and principal senior assistant commissioners Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah and Alias Salim were among 85 awarded the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang, which carries the title Datuk.
Others made Datuk Seri were the Commissioner of Law Reform, Siti Zawahir Mohamed; Senator Khairuddin E.S Abd Samad; Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Jamil Salleh, Public Services Commission member Abd Shukor Ibrahim; orthopaedic consultant Dr P. Nottath Premchandran; World Pro Taekwondo Total Headquaters Kukkiwon general president Lau Kueng Chai; lawyer Datuk Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos; and several businessmen. Among those awarded datukships were Malacca High Court Judge Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera; state assembly members Mohamed Arifin Awang Ismail (Chenor), Mohd Fakhruddin Mohd Ariff (Bebar), and Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan (Batang Kali); and senior civil servants such as Marine Parks department head Sukarno Wagiman and Malaysian Intellecual Property Corporation director-general Shamsiah Kamaruddin.
Twenty two people received the Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang (SAP), 33 the Setia Mahkota Pahang (SMP), 18 the Ahli Ahmad Shah Pahang (AAP), 52 the Ahli Mahkota Pahang (AMP), 14 the Pingat Khidmat Cemerlang (PKC), six the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT) and six the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), Bernama reported.
Source from FMT NEWS