Aside from the fantastic news that Nicol David, our national women's squash player, currently world numero uno is receiving a Datukship, I was also elated to learn that a long-time Gayong master would also be rightly honoured.
Congratulations to guru utama Pak Andak Majid, or Abdul Majid Mat Isa of Pertubuhan Silat Seni Pusaka Gayong Malaysia upon his nomination for the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) which carries the title "Datuk". May many more silat masters be given due honour.
He and Nicol are among 28 others to be conferred the title in conjunction with the 70th birthday of the Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas tomorrow (12th July 2008).
A total of 497 recipients will be conferred various honours which also carry the titles of Datuk Seri Utama, Datuk Seri and Datuk.