Melaka Yang DiPertua Negeri graces investiture ceremony
Last update: 12/10/2019
MELAKA, Oct 12 -- Melaka Yang DiPertua Negeri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob today graced the first session of the 2019 Melaka investiture ceremony involving 165 recipients in conjunction with his 81st Birthday celebration at the Dewan Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh here.
Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was the sole recipient of the Darjah Utama Negeri Melaka (DUNM) which carries the title Datuk Seri Utama.
A total of 247 individuals would receive state awards, medals, and honours on the second session tomorrow (Oct 13) while the third session has been scheduled for Nov 4 with 154 recipients.
Menteri Besar Kedah, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir was among the nine recipients conferred the Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka (DGSM) which carries the title Datuk Seri.
The others are Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub; Melaka State Secretary Datuk Hasim Hasan; A member of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia Tan Sri Rashpal Singh;
Also receiving the DGSM award were Chief Executive Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad Amir Hamzah Azizan; Principal of GB Architect Datuk Giles Bien Chia Hsui; Chief Executive Officer of MAMEE Double Decker (M) Sdn Bhd Datuk Pang Tee Nam; and Lonnix (M) Sdn Bhd director Piong Teck Min.
The investiture also saw six recipients being awarded the Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (DCSM) which carries the title Datuk; six received the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) which also carries the title Datuk; while 29 were conferred Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM) with the title Datuk.
Twenty individuals received the Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM); seven were conferred Bintang Cemerlang Melaka (BCM); 44 individuals received the Bintang Khidmat Terpuji (BKT); 38 awarded Pingat Jasa Kebaktikan (PJK) and four individuals received Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM).