King confers ‘Datuk’ title on Nicol Ann David

By Maryam Nasir

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 November 2021: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah conferred the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) award which carries the title ‘Datuk’ on Malaysian legendary squash player Datuk Nicol Ann David. 

Nicol, 38, was among the 12 PJN recipients at the second session of the investiture ceremony to confer the 2021 Federal orders, decorations, and medals in conjunction with the official birthday of the  Yang di-Pertuan Agong which took place at Istana Negara, here, yesterday.

Also present was the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

International Trade and Industry Ministry secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali who topped the list of recipients was also conferred the PJN.

Among others who also received the ‘Datuk’ title was Kelantan state secretary Datuk Nazran Muhammad, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) vice-chancellor Lieutenant General Datuk Hasagaya Abdullah, former Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed, and Royal Malaysia Police Special Branch director Datuk Zamri Yahya.

The second session of the ceremony which saw 201 recipients receiving their awards and medals included 12 PJN recipients, six Johan Mangku Negara (JMN) recipients, Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM) (seven), Johan Setia Diraja (JSD) (two), Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMM) (18) , Kesatria Setia Diraja (KSD) (five), Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) (36), PIngat Pangkuan Negara (PPN) (85) and Bentara Setia Diraja (BSJ) (30). ***


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