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KUCHING, Nov 3: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was conferred the Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN) award, which carries the title Tan Sri, by the King in an investiture ceremony in conjunction with his official birthday celebration at the Istana Negara today.
The arrival of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was received by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his wife Datin Seri Muhaini Zainal Abidin.
Abang Johari is among 1,207 individuals conferred the 2021 Federal orders, decorations and medals by the King.
Of the total, 44 individuals received their awards in person today.
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also received the PMN award.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB) permanent chairman Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar was among the 18 recipients of the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM), which also carries the title Tan Sri.
A total of 18 individuals were conferred the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) and two individuals were conferred the Darjah Panglima Setia Diraja (PSD). The awards come with the title Datuk.
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Management and Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu Campus Prof Dr Jayum Jawan was among the recipients of PJN.
Meanwhile, 33 individuals were bestowed the Johan Mangku Negara (JMN); Johan Setia Mahkota — JSM (61); 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); Bentara Setia Diraja — BSD (38) ) and there were two recipients for the Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB).
This was the second year that saw the ceremony held under the new normal in compliance with tight standard operating procedures (SOPs) following the Covid-19 pandemic. — DayakDaily