The Star/ Asia News Network
International movie star Jackie Chan will be among 356 recipients of awards and medals conferred in conjunction with Federal Territories Day in Malaysia today (Feb 1).
The Hong Kong-born star is among the 71 recipients who would be conferred the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah in Malaysia, carrying the title Datuk.
Heading the list of recipients are Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail and Former Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique, who would be conferred the Seri Utama Mahkota Wilayah (SUMW) award bearing the title "Datuk Seri Utama".
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah would confer the award and medals at Istana Negara today.
Malaysia Retail Chain Association president Datuk Seri Kwok Teng Toong and Malaysia badminton Association deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria are among the 15 recipients of the Darjah Seri Mahkota Wilayah (DSMW) awards carrying the title Datuk Seri.
Other DSMW award recipients include Dr Rahmat Bivi Yusoff (Prime Minister's Office), Othman Mahmood (Prime Minister's Office) and Rahim Baba (Koperasi Ukhwah).
The Datuk Seri title would also be conferred to Maglin Dennic Dcruz (PPP), Penang Umno chief Zainal Abidin Osman, and Mohd Ashraf Abdullah (Media Prima).
Others conferred Datukship include H.E Fahad Abdullah Hamad Al-Rashid (Saudi Arabia Embassy mission head), Federal Territory mufti Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, Kuala Lumpur Catholic Lawyers Society committee member Joy Wilson Appukuttan, and Federal Territory MCA secretary Oong Boon See.
Federal Territories Ministry chief secretary Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikhsan said 43 individuals would receive the Johan Mahkota Wilayah award while 69 others would receive the Kesatria Mahkota Wilayah medal.
Some 60 individuals would be conferred the Ahli Mahkota Wilayah medal, and 96 would be conferred the Pangkuan Mahkota Wilayah medal.
The medal and award presentation ceremony in conjunction with Federal Territories Day was initiated in 2008 in honour of individuals who had contributed towards the development of the federal territory.