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FEW DATUKSHIPS: Johor ruler turns 54, keeps word

 MUAR: JOHOR princess Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim and her four younger brothers led a list of 404 recipients bestowed with awards and titles in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, who turns 54 today.

Tunku Tun Aminah, her brother Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris, Tunku Laksamana Johor Tunku Abdul Jalil, Tunku Panglima Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tunku Putera Tunku Abu Bakar were bestowed with the Darjah Kerabat Johor Yang Amat Dihormati Pangkat Pertama (DKI).

Sultan Ibrahim, who has made it clear in previous press interviews that Datukships in Johor are sacred, kept his word.

He awarded the Darjah Mahkota Johor Yang Amat Mulia Pangkat Kedua, which carries the title of Datuk Paduka Mahkota Johor (DPMJ) to three recipients. Among them are Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff, Camp Iskandar Special Service Group Brig-Gen Effendi Ab Karim, and member of the advisory panel of the Royal Court, Daing A Malek Daing A Rahaman.

The investiture will be held at Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim, Muar at 8am, after the doa recitals.

Sultan Ibrahim also awarded the Darjah Mahkota Johor Yang Amat Mulia Pangkat Ketiga Setia Mahkota Johor (SMJ) to 16 recipients.

Among them are state finance officer Marsan Kassim, deputy state secretary (II) for management Norizan Kulob, Johor Baru Mayor Burhan Amin, deputy state secretary (development) Elias Hasran.

All 10 district officers in Johor will also receive the SMJ award.

They are Ismail Karim (Kota Tinggi), Abdul Karim Abu Bakar (Kluang), Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam (Muar), Abdul Wahab Ridwan (Batu Pahat), Muji Salimon (Pontian), Kamarudin Abdullah (Kulaijaya), Amran Abdul Rahman (Johor Baru), Mohd Nasir Abdul Salam (Mersing), Abdul Rahim Nin (Segamat) and Ab Han Ramin (Ledang). Also bestowed with the SMJ title are state Drainage and Irrigation Department director Chong Chee Han and Istana Pasir Pelangi employee Ali Ismail.

There were 28 recipients who received the Pingat Lama dan Baik Dalam Perkhidmatan (PLP or the Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct ), 261 were conferred the Pingat Ibrahim Sultan Pangkat Kedua (PIS II) and 91 were conferred with the Pingat Ibrahim Sultan Pangkat Ketiga (PIS III).


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