Friday, July 18, 2008

Malaysia's First Man In Space, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar To Be Honoured With Datukship

The country's first man in space, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al-Masrie will be bestowed the Darjah Setia Negeri Sembilan (DSNS) award which carries the title "Datuk" by the Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negri Sembilan Tuanku Ja'afar in conjunction with the state ruler's 86th birthday celebration on Saturday.

Dr Sheikh Muszaphar, who made history when he blasted into space with Russian flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko and commander Peggy Wilson from the United States in the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft on Oct 10 last year, will receive his award from Tuanku Ja'afar at the Istana Besar, Seri Menanti, on Saturday.

The 36-year-old orthopaedic surgeon returned to Earth after spending 11 days at the International Space Station.

The Mentri Besar's office released the first list of recipients on Friday morning and the second and third instalments were expected to be out in stages. (The Star Online)

***** Our congratulations to Dr Sheikh Muszaphar on being bestowed the high award.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tak habis habis with this space tourist.
Wanna to promote space tourism?

Now pokkai olready, where got money for a second space tourist?

1:08 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What so great about this space tourist after spending so much of the country money. The money can help a lot of poor people.
On what basis is he awarded the Datukship? Make a mockery with this kind of award.
His whole family never claimed to be a malay and insisted that they are Arabian. Bahasa Malaysia pun kalah to a chinaman

1:27 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Oh, no,..

3:31 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop at honouring him with Datukship? Why not let him have the Prime Minister post now?

5:23 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P T U I...!!!

~qwerty~

5:33 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

This Datukship award is a total disgrace. What has this fellow done to deserve such an award anyway? He went to space on the rakyat's expenses, enjoyed the glory of being the so-called first Malaysian astronaut when he was merely a tourist, and for this he was rewarded with a Datukship???? Even a prominent politician like Lim Kit Siang turned down a datukship by reasoning that he has not done enough for the nation to deserve such an award.

8:18 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The person who propose him for the title are brainless.

9:36 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Justin said...

yeah this guy totally deserves the award. You people think eating nasi lemak in space is easy? Dammit gettin the peanuts onto the fork is hard as it is on earth. Why stop there? give him a Tun-ship.

2:58 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the fcuk is his scientific paper regarding his theories of the effect of space travel in the human brain which he boasted about a few months ago?

9:36 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could easily picked two worthy Malaysian for the award eventhough it has to be given posthumously:-

1)Sybil Kathigesu - recipient of the George Medal "The highest British civilian award for bravery"

2)Dr.Wu Lien-Teh "Plague fighter extraordinaire" that saved millions of lives worldwide.

These two are really extraordinary Malaysian of substance, that is ironically recognised by others but ignored by our own government!

Now BN are scrapping the bottom of the barrel for this space clown!

PTUI..! again!

~qwerty~

10:10 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the malaysian Chinese who swam across the Straits of Gibraltar last week? Not even a PJK?

1:20 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the malaysian Chinese who swam across the Straits of Gibraltar last week? Not even a PJK?

1:20 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the last GE, this space Tourist was going around toutng the "graces" of the BN...so now he is being honoured for being a loyal BN subject...just wait...he will soon get into politics...BN Boleh!!!!!

1:53 PM GMT+8  

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