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.