KUCHING: Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar was today made an honorary commissioner of the Prison Department.
He received his rank insignas from Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister, at a celebration to mark the 226th National Prison Day here today.
Wan Junaidi received the honour in his previous post as the deputy Home Minister for contributing to the betterment of the department in the aspect of the prisoners’ rehabilitation.
Also similarly honoured was state Welfare, Woman and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah and Orang Kota Baru(OKB) Association chairman Datuk Sheikh Ahmad Dasuki Sheikh Mohamad.
They were both appointed the honorary senior assistant commissioners.
At the function, 10 prison officers from throughout the nation were promoted to prison superintendents.
They also received their new rank insignas from Zahid and Prison Department commissioner-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Omar.-BERNAMA