GEORGE TOWN: Toh Puan Khadijah Mohd Nor heads the state's highest honour list in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak's 72nd birthday this year.
Ahmad Fuzi's wife is the sole recipient of the Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negeri (DUPN), which carries the title "Datuk Seri Utama".
Media Prima Bhd Group chairman and Western Digital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd operations chairman Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Syed Junid and former Maybank chairman Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin are the recipients of the second highest award, the Darjah Panglima Pangkuan Negeri (DPPN), which carries the title "Datuk Seri".
State legislative assembly speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang said Ahmad Fuzi had agreed to confer 148 state awards, comprising DUPN, DPPN, Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN), Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) and Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) this year.
"The list of the state award recipients, which carries the respective titles of Datuk Seri Utama, Datuk Seri and Datuk will be gazetted tomorrow," he said today.
A total of 15 people will receive the DGPN, which also carries the title "Datuk Seri".
Fourteen people will be bestowed the DMPN while 116 people will receive the DSPN, both of which carry the title "Datuk".
Meanwhile, 66 people will receive the Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN), 42 people the Bintang Cemerlang Negeri (BCN), 195 people the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT), 287 the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), 274 people the Pingat Jasa Masyarakat and 24 people the Pingat Bakti Setia (PBS).
Among the notable recipients are Penang State Secretary Datuk Abdul Razak Jaafar (DGPN), former Penang police chief Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan (DGPN), Roman Catholic Bishop of Penang Right Reverend Datuk Sebastian Francis (DGPN), Malaysian Gymnastics Federation president Datuk Tan Gin Soon (DGPN), Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general Datuk Zailani Hashim (DMPN), One Hope Charity & Welfare chairman Chua Sui Hau, Penang Hospital's Covid-19 management team chief Dr Chow Ting Soo, Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society Malaysia commissioner Khoo Boo Leong (DSPN) and Balik Pulau member of parliament Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (DSPN).
Law said the award recipients could use their respective titles after the list was gazetted.
He said the names of the remaining 888 state medals and honour recipients for the DJN, BCN, PKT, PJK, PJM and PBS would be published in the Penang Pingat website after the list was gazetted.
"With the announcement of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on June 15, all ceremonies in conjunction with Ahmad Fuzi's birthday have been postponed to a later date to stem the spread of the Covid-18 pandemic," he added.
The names of the award recipients are as follows:
Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negeri (DUPN) (carries the title 'Datuk Seri Utama')
Toh Puan Datin Seri Khadijah Mohd Nor.
Darjah Panglima Pangkuan Negeri (DPPN) (carries the title 'Datuk Seri')
Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Syed Junid; Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin.
Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN) (carries the title 'Datuk Seri')
Datuk Abdul Razak Jaafar; Major (Honourary) Tan Sri Prof Dr Fng Ah Seng; Datuk Seri Dr Balachandran Kandasamy; Datuk Koe Peng Kang; Datuk Lee Kim Guan; Datuk Loh Keng Chong; Datuk Dr Tio Boon Yiaw; Datuk Peh Weng Khim; Datuk Pulayantran Kayambu; Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan; Right Reverend Datuk Sebastian Francis M. J. Francis; Datuk Seri Dr Sharavanan Shanmugasundaram; Datuk Tan Gin Soon; Datuk Teoh Hai Hin; Datuk Wira Zainal Abidin Mahamad Zain.
Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) (carries the title 'Datuk')
Datuk Bahurdin Abdul Kader; Datuk S. Balakrishnan A. Shanmugam; Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Chatar Singh Beriam Singh; Prof Datuk Dr Sellappan Subbiah; Prof Dr Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan; Datuk Dr Fitjerald Henry; Lt. Jen. Datuk Yazid Arshad; Datuk Muralidaran
Ragunathan; Datuk Ng Hooi Lai; Datuk Ng Joon Tong @ Ng Joo Tong; Datuk Ong Seng Huat; Datuk Yeoh Cheng Bah; Datuk Zailani Hashim; Lok Bah Bah @ Loh Yeow Boo.
Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) (carries the title 'Datuk')
A'zmi Abdul Latif; Abdul Kader K.N. Haja Mydin; Abdul Khalid Yunus; Prof Datuk Ts. Dr Abdul Khalil H.P. Shawkataly; Abdul Rahim Taiyoob; Abdul Wahab Abu Bakar; Ahmad Azam Ab Rahman; Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh; Ahmad Zakir Nizam Bidin; Alan Cheah Teik Cheng; Dr Anas Alam Faizli; Ang Keng Seong; Ang Thean Hock; Dr Anvar Hussain Rahumathullah; Azman Ibrahim; Boo Jak Seak; Chan Soo How; Dr Cheah Cheng Huat; Cheam Shaw Lee; Cheng Mei Man; Chitra Devi Ramiah; Chow Sek Khoon; Chua Sui Hau; Dr Chow Ting Soo; Chuah Kooi Sang; Collin Lawrence Sequerah; Eliyas Saad; Datin Dr Faridah Aryani Md Yusof; Faruk V. Raju Mohamed; Francis Joseph; Goh Eng Shit; Goh Heang Keng @ Goh Soon Hua; Gopala Krishnan Shanmugamani; Harikrishnan N. Veerasamy; Harry Allyn Cockrell; Helmy Arshad; Ismail Yusop; Jamil Ibrahim; Jee Ban Cheong; Dr Kamarulazizi Ibrahim; Khairuddin Othman; Khairul Anuar Abd Halim; Khaw Bak Kooi; Kho Hai Meng @ Hee Hai Ming; Khoo Boo Leong; Khoo Boo Thong; Dr Koay Ban Hing; Koay Hean Beow; Koe Ewe Teik; Dr Kulwaran Singh Daulat Singh; Leang Hun Meng; Leong Wai Leng; Leong Woay Hong @ Neoh Woay Hong; Lim Aun Ghee; Lim Peng Thean; Lim Soon Heng; Loh Nam Seng; Major (Honourary) M. Kaleessvaran Manikam; Mahendralal Chandulal Nagardas; Dr Mas Rosemal Hakim Mas Haris; Mohamad Mustahapa Awang; Dr Mohamed Jahangir Abdul Wahab; Mohd Amran Mat Zain; Dr Mohd Mokhtar Tahar; Prof Dr Mohd Omar Ab. Kadir; Mohd Shahfizan Md Salleh; Mohd Zakuan Zakaria; Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik; Muniandy Dorai Raju; Munusamy Veerasingam; Dr Nagarajan T. Vellasamy; Nantha Balan E.S. Moorthy; Ng Sin Chie; Ng Tak Wah; Dr Nimi Sutina Nordin; Brigedier Jeneral Nur Hafis Abdul Karim; Datuk Wira Ong Choon Heng; Ong Han Meng; Ong Eng Hooi; Ong Kuen Heng; Ooi Chao Syhuan; Oon Kee Loong; Papu@Ignatius Rayappan; Ragindran Sivasamy; Roslan Ismail; Saravanan Karathihayan; Satish Chand Bhandari; Saw Chang Heng; Shahira Ahmed Bazari; Dr Shazelina Zainul Abidin; Datin Sharifah Anisah Agil Barakbah; Shukri Muslim; Surinder Singh Inder Singh; Tan Cheong Heng; Tan Eng Kee; Tan Kooi Lim; Tan Peng An; Tan Piek Kean; Tan Siew Feng; Tan Wei Neng; Tang Ching Siang; Tay Leong Seng; Teh Bee Cheong; Teh Hock Soon; Teoh Hai Bim; Tharumarajah Thiagarajan; Brigedier Jeneral Tong Veng Leong; Dr Vigneswari M. Ganesan; Dr Wong Peng Shyan; Yen Swee Foong; Yeoh Kim Wah; Yeoh Teong Eng; Zaihan Shukri; Zainal Alhakab Seman; Zakaria Shaaban; Ambassador Zanariah Zainal Abidin.