Bloggo-Journo Rusdi Mustapha of the blog Seri Menanti has been invested with Darjah Panglima Mahkota Wilayah which carry the title ‘Datuk’. His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah conferred the award this morning at the Balairong Seri of the brand new Istana Negara this morning.
This is first time an honours investure ceremony was carried out at the new Istana Negara. The official residence of His Majesty moved from the old palace in November last year.
Present is Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak and Minister of Federal Territory and Urbanisation Raja Dato’ Seri Nong Chik Raja Zainal. This honours investure ceremony is in commemoration of the declaration of nation’s capital Kuala Lumpur as Federal Territory 41 years ago.
Datuk Rusdi served as a journo with The Star, NST, The Sunday Mail, Time Asia and The Sun. He had regular columns in The Business Times and later, The Malay Mail. last year, he published a collection of his selected BT articles in his inaugural book, ‘The Malaysian Graffiti’. He is currently senior manager of corporate liaison with Boustead Holdings.