Malaysia's pride and joy Pandelela Rinong Pamg has been conferred Datukship in conjunction with the 85th birthday of Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud today, 9 November
The diving queen is among 17 recipients, who were conferred Darjah Panglima Setia Bintang Sarawak (PSBS) which carries the Datuk title
The award list is be led by former Speaker of the Senate Tan Sri Datuk Sri Abang Ahmad Urai Hakim Abang Mohideen who was conferred Darjah Utama Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang Sarawak Datuk Amar Bintang Kenyalang (DA) which carries the title Datuk Amar.
Recently, Pandelela garnered netizens attention after she was filmed saying "b-bi" at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics:
Earlier this year, the national diver created a history by winning Malaysia's first-ever gold medal in the Diving World Cup: