The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has conferred titles upon 355 recipients in conjuction with this year’s Federal Territory Day, including Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin and Senior Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
Those conferred the first-rank include Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, Penang Governor Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, Sabah Governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, and Melaka Governor Tun Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam ….. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, KL mayor Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah and former KL mayor Datuk Nor Hisham A. Dahlan….
Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Edmund Santhara Kumar, Health deputy director-general (Research and Technical Support) Dr Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim, Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong, and Federal Territory Health director Dr Param Jeeth Singh Pakar Singh.
Having helped themselves to state salaried positions and lavishly funded their own ‘NGOs’ from state coffers it is only natural that the Covid Coup brigade is now rewarding itself with ‘honours’.
No wonder they called a bogus State of Emergency to keep themselves in power that bit longer, as how could the likes of Zuraida cope with not being accorded a ‘Datin’ to the end of her days in subservient news reports?
Her qualities of grace and elegance are indeed made for a title that anyone of honour would spurn at once.
Other paragons of virtue thus ‘honoured’ include the thuggish blogger Papagomo and practically all the jumped up ministers and placemen packed into the federal and state governments by ‘PM8′ in order to keep in power a mixed crew of crooks and party hoppers who had been roundly rejected by the people in a fair election.
No wonder people of intellect, conscience and quality in Malaysia increasingly regard the offer of a ‘Datukship’ as an insult to be spurned.