Wednesday, August 20, 2008

(Datuk) Lee Chong Wei

Malaysia's Beijing Olympics silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei, is back in town. There will be a special ceremony to be held at his home state in Penang tonight, in which he would be presented with a cheque for RM300,000 and a monthly pension of RM3,000.

That is not all, on August 30, Lee will be conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) which carries the title Datuk, by the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas. The DSPN, instituted in 1976 and limited to 800 living persons, is conferred on individuals of high position who have contributed unique and valuable services to the state.


  1. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Congrats to Lee! He deserved the honour. Frankly, if I were him, I'll just collect the cash and drop that title.

  2. RM300,000 may seem like a lot. But if the monthly RM3,000 pension is for life, then it's a very, very sweet deal :p

  3. MBL, is there an either or for the Datukship? With or without the title, he is getting the RM300,000 bonus.

    MB, the RM3,000 pension is for life. Sweet, huh? It is good that athletes are now given better incentives unlike formerly. It will spur them on to better achievements.

  4. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Don't think he has a choice to decline the title..might offend's just that I see so much abuse in the use of the local context :)

  5. People sometimes forget that with great power comes great responsibility. Did I get that right?

  6. am happy malaysia has a silver by chong wei... though i was really rooting for a gold.

    i think we (msia) need to focus for nothing less than a gold in the next olympics...

    then, we can give a real datuk seri! :)

  7. So am I, happy that Malaysia has something to show for it.