By Danial Yusof
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 October 2020: IIUM Rector, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak was today conferred the Honorary Colonel Award at a ceremony that took place at Wisma Perwira, Royal Malaysian Armed Forces.
The conferment of the award on the Rector, which carried the rank of Commandant of IIUM Reserve Officer Training Unit (PALAPES), was done by Army Commander, General Tan Sri Datuk Zamrose bin Mohd Zain.
There were three award categories presented during the ceremony; the Honorary Colonel award, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel award and Honorary Major award.
Four individuals received the award for Honorary Colonel category namely; Datuk Hajah Rosida bte Jaafar, Secretatry-General of the Ministry of Federal Territories Kuala Lumpur, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh, Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad, Lt. Col. Datuk Ir. Kamarulzaman bin Zainal, RMAF (B), Chief Executive Officer of the Malayan Railway Berhad, and Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Rector of IIUM.
Also present at the event were Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army Headquarters, Major-General Dato’ Mohd Sofi bin Md Lepi; Chief Engineer RAJD, Major-General Dato’ Pahlawan Ir. Chapiti bin Redzwan; Assistant Commander of the Army Headquarters Reserve, Brigadier-General Azhan bin Md Othman; and Senior Officers of the Malaysian Army.***