Malay Indians Mt. Everest climbers get Datukships

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Georgetown (Malaysia), July 10 (ANI): Malaysia's first Mount Everest conquerors - Malay Indians N. Mohanadas and M. Magendran-have been conferred with Datukships.

The two, who reached the peak of the mountain in 1997, are among 47 individuals who will receive the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), The Star reports.

Heading the list is Armed Forces chief Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin who will be conferred the Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN), which carries the title Datuk Seri.

The other recipients of the award are former Penang Development Corporation (PDC) general manager Datuk Chet Singh and Health Ministry's former senior consultant Datuk Dr Lim Yu Hoe.

Nine people will receive the Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN), which carries the title Datuk.

A total of 186 recipients will be conferred the Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT), 337 for Pingkat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK), 150 for Pingat Jasa Masyarakat (PJM) and 84 for Pingat Bakti Setia (PBS). (ANI)

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