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National athletes Leong Mun Yee and Abdul Latif Romly are officially Datuks now!


KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with Wilayah Day celebrations, ex-national diver Leong Mun Yee and Paralympic gold medalist Abdul Latif Romly were given the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) award, which carries the “Datuk” title.

The duo was rewarded by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah along with 263 others at the National Palace today. 

This joyous occasion was celebrated by many, including the National Sports Council (NSC), which took to Facebook to congratulate the athletes.

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Netizens were equally as happy and showered the duo with congratulatory words.

“You deserve it!” many commented.

Congratulations leong mun yee!
Congratulations abdul latif romly!
Photo via FB/ Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia

Leong Mun Yee officially retired after participating in the Tokyo Olympics, ending her 27-year stint with the national team.

Check out her achievments here:

As for Abdul Latif Romly, he is a two-time Paralympic gold medalist at the long jump event.

Check out his biodata and feats here:

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Congratulations to our dear athletes and thank you for making the nation proud!

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Cover image via FB/ Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia

Editor: Sarah Yeoh