International movie star Jackie Chan will be among 356 recipients of awards and medals conferred in conjunction with Federal Territories Day today.
The Hong Kong-born star is among the 71 recipients who would be conferred the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah, carrying the title Datuk.
Heading the list of recipients are Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail and Former Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique, who would be conferred the Seri Utama Mahkota Wilayah (SUMW) award bearing the title “Datuk Seri Utama”. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah would confer the award and medals at Istana Negara today.
UPDATE (9am, 2nd Feb):
It’s legit, you guys. See the pictures from the ceremony here:
*Pictures from Friends of BN’s Facebook page.
According to MMO, Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor said that Jackie Chan was awarded Datukship because he has a large fan following here. The Federal Territories minister also claimed that the actor can help to promote Malaysia, especially its capital, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Meanwhile, the action superstar will be seen next in the upcoming Chinese New Year 2015 film, “Dragon Blade“. The film also stars Super Junior’s Siwon Choi, Adrien Brody, and John Cusack.