Only 1 ‘Datuk Seri’ among 19 recipients of Selangor ruler’s birthday awards

SHAH ALAM: There are only 19 recipients out of the 958 persons nominated for awards and titles in conjunction with the 74th birthday celebrations of Selangor’s Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah this Wednesday.

State secretary Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya said of the 19 recipients, only one is awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor which carries the title “Datuk Seri”.

Meanwhile, nine people will receive the Darjah Kebesaran Datuk Paduka Mahkota Selangor which carries the title “Datuk”.

Eight others will be receiving the Darjah Kebesaran Datuk-Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah which also carries the title “Datuk”.

Amin said all the recipients have been cleared by the security checks conducted by the police, the Insolvency Department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He added that this year, the state government received 2,268 applications and of these, 958 were nominated for awards and titles.