11 July 2005


PENANG, July 11 (Bernama) -- Seni Silat Lincah Malaysia founder Datuk Omardin Mauju was among 338 conferred state honours and awards today in conjunction with the 67th birthday of Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas last Saturday.

Omardin received the Darjah Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN), which carries the title "Datuk" at the second session of the investiture at Dewan Sri Pinang here.

Sixteen people received the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), which also carries the title "Datuk".

They included Penang Development Corporation (PDC) General Manager Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Sixth Brigade Commander Brig-Jen Allatif Mohamed Noor and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) President Md Aris Ariffin.

Fourteen people received the Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN) and five, the Bintang Cemerlang Negeri (BCN).

Fifty-five people received the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT). 123 the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), 118 the Pingat Jasa Masyarakat (PJM) and six, the Pingat Bakti Setia (PBS).

So far, 476 of the 1,307 people honoured have received their awards. The others will receive theirs tomorrow and on Thursday.

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