Updated, 2 Feb:
Panglima Mahkota Wilayah. Sorry for the late update. Pak Lah and I were less than 3 feet away from each other at one point during the 4-hour ceremony yesterday morning but there was no chance for any exchange whatsoever.
Bernama's report from yesterday:Three media organisation heads, namely the Director-General of Broadcasting, Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya, Malay Mail editor-in-chief Ahirudin Attan, who is better known as the blogger Rocky Bru and is also protem president of the Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs), and Harian Metro group editor Mustapa Omar are among the 27 recipients of the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) which carries the title "Datuk".Picture courtesy of NSTP.
The last time I was invited to the Istana Negara was in Nov 2001 to receive the Kesatria Mangku Negara from the King. I was the Editor of Business Times and Acting Editor of the Malay Mail then. Blogging wasn't in the vocab.
Tomorrow morning, in the same old black Baju Melayu, I'll be making my way to the Balairong Seri once again, this time for the Istiadat Menghadap dan Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Wilayah Persekutuan.
Updates later, after the news Embargo. In advance, Thank You from the bottom of my heart for the well-wishes.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Istana Negara on a Monday morn
At 4:15 pm