Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sudirman is a Dato' and not a Datuk !

Was Sudirman conferred a DATUK or a DATO' ?

To all the media people, I wish to state that His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang confers a DATO' and NOT a DATUK.
As in the case of Sudirman, the Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP) carries the title Dato' to the recipient and Datin to the wife of the recipient. Similarly with the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP).

It is DATO' SRI and not Datuk Seri or Dato' Seri and for the wife of the recipient, she is to be addressed as DATIN SRI.

I am wondering why the media people changed it to read as Datuk and Datuk Seri?

Will the media do the same if the conferment is by the Queen of England? Will the media spell a SIR by any other way?

Its about time for the media to respect the Rulers of the State and I urged them to do so and stop the rubbish! Please also read the rule of thumb regarding the Spelling for State decorations from Royalty is "Dato" while those from the Federal level and States with Yang Di Pertua Negeri is "Datuk".


  1. It's called "House Style", all "standardised" to Datuk.

  2. Jed, House Style? What if I spell your name Jade instead of Jed? It is still rubbish to me!

  3. Setuju Dato'. Orang macam saya pun tahu perbezaan ini. Orang paper main hentam keromo saja. By the way menjunjung kasih kepada KBDYMM Sultan Pahang di atas penganugerahan kepada idola saya.


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