Award an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for sportswrit­ers

New Straits Times - - Sport -

New Straits Times sports edi­tor Lazarus Rokk de­scribed the Dar­jah In­dera Mahkota Pa­hang (DIMP) be­stowed on him as an ap­pre­ci­a­tion by the Sul­tan of Pa­hang Sul­tan Ah­mad Shah and the Re­gent of Pa­hang Tengku Ab­dul­lah for those in sports.

Rokk, now a ‘Datuk’, was among 77 DIMP re­cip­i­ents to re­ceive their awards from Tengku Ab­dul­lah at an in­vesti­ture cer­e­mony at Is­tana Abu Bakar in Pekan yes­ter­day.

Also present at the cer­e­mony was Tengku Puan Pa­hang Tunku Az­izah Ami­nah Maimu­nah Iskan­dariah and 215 award re­cip­i­ents held in con­junc­tion with Sul­tan of Pa­hang’s birth­day.

Rokk said the award was the high­est ap­pre­ci­a­tion he had ever re­ceived af­ter spend­ing 31 years

in the me­dia. Apart from NST, he had also served in The Star and

Malay Mail.

“Sports is a sub­ject close to the hearts of the Sul­tan and the Tengku Mahkota (Tengku Ab­dul­lah). Both of them deeply ap­pre­ci­ate those in­volved in sports... not only ath­letes and sports of­fi­cers, as even sports writ­ers are also recog­nised,” he told re­porters yes­ter­day.

BER­NAMA PIC

Tengku Ab­dul­lah Sul­tan Ah­mad Shah be­stows the Dar­jah Kebe­saran Per­ingkat Ke­dua Dar­jah In­dera Mahkota Pa­hang to for­mer NST sports edi­tor Lazarus Rokk in Pekan yes­ter­day.

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