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The Knights Award 2023 Honoured 70 Local & International Personalities & Companies For Their Outstanding Achievement!


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A stunning Ennoblement Ceremony at The St. Regis Hotel, Kuala Lumpur marked a celebration of excellence in the inaugural The Knights Award 2023. Founded by visionary entrepreneur Dr. Zyro Wong endorsed by Royal Patron Yang Berhormat Mulia Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the Father of Malaysian Economic Development and founder of Petronas; special advisor Tan Sri Dato Sri Ong Tee Keat, Council of Lords from the European Union Region; Juan Jose Delgado; Council of Lords from Hong Kong, Kelvin Chan and many other prominent leaders of industry coming in the roles of Council of Lords.

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The Ennoblement Ceremony was a glittering event, showcasing many prestigious figures, business icons, local and international celebrities, and established organizations from across Asia. The Knights Award 2023 recognized and honoured 70 outstanding personalities and companies from various industries for their outstanding achievements in their areas of expertise. There are three award categories, namely:

  • The Duke Award
  • The Earl Award
  • The Baron Award

The touchstone of each award is unique to commend the colourful credentials of every award winner.

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Without further ado, here are the exceptional winners for each category 

The Duke Award is the sovereign accolade that recognises the most exceptional winners of The Knights Award. Upheld with the highest honour, the winners of this award are second to none in their respective fields to spearhead revolutionary breakthroughs. They are truly the epitome of excellence and leadership.

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Starting from The Duke Category for Personal Individuals includes;

  • Prof Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon – The Top Academician of The Year
  • Dato’ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar – Icon of Malaysia 2023
  • Dato Sri Norman Pang – The Legendary Icon of the Insurance Industry
  • Puan Sri Datuk Dr Shariffa Sabrina – The Environmental Philanthropist of The Year
  • Rizal Nainy (CEO of SME Corp Malaysia) – The Top Corporate CEO of The Year
  • Dr Ricky Beh – The Top Entrepreneur of The Year
  • Jonathan Chik – The Legendary Television Producer of All Time (Hong Kong)
  • Leng Yein – The Top Tourism Icon of The Year
  • Yang Berbahagia Sasterawan Negara Dato’ Seri A. Samad Said – The Nobel Laureate of All Time
  • Datuk Nicol David – The Most Inspiring Athlete of All Time.

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The Duke Category for the Corporate Sector includes:

  • Tay Motors (M) Sdn Bhd – The Top Corporate of The Year (Motor Reseller)
  • WKV Holdings Sdn Bhd – The Top Corporate of The Year (Sound & Lighting)
  • Vivo – The Top Consumer Choice of The Year (Smartphone)
  • Parkroyal Collection KL – The Top Sustainability Hotel of The Year
  • De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan – The Top Restaurant of The Year (Malaysian Cuisine)
  • Influasia Sdn Bhd – The Top Digital Media Agency of The Year
  • Raaji Silk Palace Sdn Bhd – The Top Corporate of The Year (Textile)
  • RS Group – The Top Brand of The Year (Japanese Omakase)
  • Lokes Ice Cream Sdn Bhd – The Top Corporate of The Year (FMCG)
  • Lifecare Alliance Sdn Bhd – The Top Corporate of The Year (Healthcare & Medical).


The Earl Award is the laurel of distinction that records significant commendation for one’s outstanding contributions to his or her field. Surpassing all standards, the work of achievers in this category echoes unwavering commitment to greatness and sustainability.

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The Earl Award for personal achievements were accorded to:

  • Dato Haji Ismail Nordin
  • Datuk Jason Tan
  • Bob Lam from Hong Kong
  • Jack Lim
  • Rizal Nainy
  • Dr Ricky Beh
  • Mark Lee Kok Huang from Singapore
  • Zung Ninja
  • Jaclyn Victor
  • Rebecca Chan from Hong Kong
  • Danny Goh
  • Dato Aaron Aziz from Singapore
  • Caroline Ang
  • Edison Ser
  • Foong Wai Leon
  • Kelvin Chan

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The Corporate winners for the Earl category include:

  • RS Group
  • Smileway Dental Clinic
  • Ledgit Viable Sdn Bhd
  • Shero Cosmetic
  • De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan
  • Tay Motors (M) Sdn Bhd
  • WKV Holdings Sdn Bhd
  • Raaji Silk Palace Sdn Bhd
  • Lokes Ice Cream Sdn Bhd
  • Lifecare Alliance Sdn Bhd
  • Jade Garden Seafood Corner
  • De Kangaroo Production
  • Bam & Co
  • Tanah Aina Sdn Bhd
  • Autoris Adjusters Sdn Bhd
  • TCM & Western Naturopathic (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Chamrun Digital Group


Last but not least, the Baron Award is an exceptional honour that recognises the rising movers and shakers of the industry. Backed by passion and exceptional talent, winners in this category are a powerhouse of ideas, innovation and ingenuity transforming the landscape of business today.

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The Baron Category for Personal individuals include:

  • Amber Tang
  • Arnold Kwok
  • Leanz Lim Wei Kuang
  • EUR ING Hong Wai Onn
  • Kyle Tham
  • Aya Wong

As for the Corporate category for the Baron Award, the recipients are:

  • Damoo Kitchen & Event Sdn Bhd
  • Gryn Tech Sdn Bhd
  • HAL Empire Sdn Bhd
  • Worldwide Express Logistics Sdn Bhd
  • IDOM Worldwide
  • Sunshine Asia Group Sdn Bhd
  • Leng Sean Grooming
  • Ash Baker Fragrances
  • TS Marine Frozen Sdn Bhd
  • The Herbal Room Enterprise


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This year’s event is just the beginning of its international exposure. The strategy is to grow and support a wider audience and ecosystem across the Asian continent. The Knights Award is a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs, empowering them to strive for greatness and overcome obstacles in their pursuit of success.

The Knights Award also aims to foster a sense of unity and collaboration among entrepreneurs. By providing a platform to recognize outstanding achievements, the event encourages a spirit of camaraderie and mutual growth among the winners themselves. With the theme “Bond, Build & Bloom,” this year’s award ceremony emphasizes the importance of cross-industry and cross-border collaboration for maximum market exposure and joint success.

The Knights Award 2023 serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead for those who dare to dream. Moving forward, it is set for another year of extraordinary accomplishments and the continued growth of the Knights Award across Asia Continents.

For more information or to get updates, you can follow The Knights Award on Facebook and Instagram.


Also read: For Fame & Honour: Here’s Why M’sian Entrepreneurs Should Join This Grand Awards Programme

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