| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 4 June 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Two Sikhs today received distinguished titles from the Malaysian Federal Government in conjunction with the birthday of the Malaysian monarch.
Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) executive chairman Ranjit Ajit Singh received the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries the title ‘Tan Sri’.
Ranjit, easily the most senior Sikh in financial and securities regulation in Asia outside India, is already carrying the title Datuk Seri.
Court of Appeal judge Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal was awarded the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) which carries the title ‘Datuk’.
Harmindar, 57, who was born in Negeri Sembilan, was elevated to the Court of Appeal in March 2016.
Both Ranjit and Harmindar are part of the 1,546 recipients of the 2016 Federal Orders, Decorations and Medals in conjunction with the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.
Fifty two recipients were bestowed PSM while 97 were awarded the PJN.
Fellow Court of Appeal judges Kamardin Hashim and Ong Lam Kiat, as well as Legal Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Department Almalena Sharmila Johan Thambu, were also awarded PJN.
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