Such is also the situation in Pahang, where notably, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak’s family holds the hereditary In the old days, such honorary awards were bestowed to aging (or perhaps dying) high-ranking civil servants, politicians (limited to those serving as ministers in the cabinet), judges (High Court and above only) and mega-super-rich towkays.
It was recorded that in 1957 (Malaya’s independence), only 5 of the 15 cabinet ministers were made Datuks.
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I’m a tad bit too old for sporting achievements now; swimming and going to space seems quite cumbersome. I’m not very sure marrying Chew Mei Fun or Teresa Kok may work, but I’m not attempting to try.So did Dato’ Azhar Mansor, the first Malaysian solo sailor to sail around the world using a sailing ship called Jalur Gemilang; and Dato’ Abdul Malik Mydin, the first Malaysian to swim across the English Channel.Recently, Datuk Shahrukh Khan was awarded, on the basis of his contribution to tourism to the state of Malacca.He carried the title “Tunku” which was inherited by him being the prince of Kedah. The Datuks of today are unlike those of yesteryears.Gone are the days where only the old, distinguished and affluent reach the mark.