KUANTAN, Aug 15 — Eight children of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah are among the 58 recipients of state awards to be conferred in conjunction with the 61st birthday of the Sultan of Pahang at Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan, today.
The investiture ceremony will be graced by Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah.
Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri’ayatuddin Shah will lead the list of recipients of the Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) award, which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri’.
Also receiving the SSAP award are his brother, Tengku Panglima Raja Tengku Amir Nasser Ibrahim Shah, and sister, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan.
The other five children — Tengku Panglima Muda Tengku Ahmad Ismail Mu’adzam Shah, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Ilisha Ameera, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Ilyana, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafidzatullah and Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah ‘Athiyatullah — will be receiving the Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (SIMP) award, which carries the title ‘Datuk Indera’.
Meanwhile, Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and 15 other individuals will also receive the SSAP award.
They are Federal Court Judge Datuk Hasnah Mohammed Hashim, Amara Investment Management Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Johan Tazrin Hamid Ngo, Bharat Group managing director Datuk Vinod Kumar Agarwal, Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Muez Abd Aziz and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Board chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir.
Other recipients are Customs director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir, Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy chief commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil, Bukit Aman Management director Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar and Pahang Police chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan.
Ri-Yaz Hotels & Resorts managing director Datuk Mohammed Shaheen Shah Mohd Sidek, Marmaz Group Holding executive chairman Datuk Marajoh Unding, JRK Holdings Berhad executive chairman Datuk Kwan Aik Khai, Jadeline Exchange Sdn Bhd director Jajakhan Kader Gani and Bergamo Design (M) Sdn Bhd managing director K. Vijayendren.
The Sultan of Pahang also consented the conferment of the SIMP award to three other recipients, namely the husband of Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan, Tengku Abu Bakar Ahmad Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Abdullah, Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin and former Health deputy director-general Datuk Dr Shahnaz Murad.
The Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP) which carries the title ‘Datuk’ will be conferred to eight individuals, including Gading Sari Plantation Sdn Bhd director Tengku Rizal Razak Tengku Ibrahim, Pahang Local Government and Housing Committee chairman Abd Rahim Muda, and Pengurusan Pasir Pahang Berhad chief executive officer Lt Col (Rtd) Nor Hashim Abdul Aziz.
Also receiving the DSAP award are Gleneagles Hospital consultant cardiologist Dr Nik Halmey Nik Zainal Abidin, Persada Prosper Sdn Bhd executive chairman Abdul Murshidin Peer Bux, and law practitioner Wang Ming Way.
Seventeen people will be conferred the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which also carries the title ‘Datuk’, including four escorts of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong namely First Admiral Datuk Sharum Shaim of the Royal Malaysian Navy, Brig-Gen Zahari Mohd Ariffin or the Army, Brig-Gen Mohamed Zahari Yahya of the Royal Malaysian Air Force and SAC Yahaya Othman of the Royal Malaysia Police.
Other recipients of the DIMP award are JBPM Operation Division director Nor Hisham Mohammad, Deputy Mufti of Pahang Abdul Zaki Md Zain, Naval Base assistant chief of staff (Operation and Strategy) Rear Admiral Roslan Mohd Yunus, Bukit Aman CID D5 (prosecution and legal division) principal assistant director SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa, Prime Minister’s escort SAC Yusni Mohd Jamil and DBKL Human Resource Management Department director Suhana Abd Malek.
Also receiving the DIMP are Kumpulan Tanah Makmur Berhad chief operating officer Shahrul Nizam Abdul Aziz, Borneo Natural Stone Sdn Bhd executive chairman Mohd Ishak Ayub, Secretary to Al-Sultan Abdullah, Rosina Othman, Galaxy Aerospace (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Shamsul Kamar Samsudin, Pahang MIC deputy chairman K.Muniandy, SB Logistics Sdn Bhd director Mok Chuang Kiang and retired teacher, Ahmad Wahid.
The Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang (SAP) and Setia Mahkota Pahang (SMP) awards, will be conferred to three recipients, respectively.