THE Malacca Government will honour national badminton coach Misbun Sidek with the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) state award, which carries the title of ‘Datuk’.
Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob would present the award to the former national shuttler on Aug 28 at Istana Melaka.
“As the coach of Olympics silver medallist Lee Chong Wei, Misbun has done a fantastic job in making the nation proud.
“He has also contributed tremendously toward the nation’s badminton scene,” he told reporters at a meet-the-people session with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Mengkuang Titi here on Sunday.
Ali Rustam said that this was a gesture of appreciation for Misbun’s success in enabling the country to get its first Olympic silver medal.- thestar