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KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April (Bernama) -- The public can refer to the website of

the Bahagian Istiadat under the Prime Minister''s Department at

www.istiadat.gov.my to check whether an honorific title used by an individual

is valid and recognised by the government.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister''s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said

the website had a complete and updated list of the recipients of honorific

titles and medals, whether conferred by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or came from

recognised sources.

He was replying to Senator Datuk Syed Ibrahim Kader who had asked the prime

minister to state the efforts taken to address the problem of misuse of

honorific titles like Datuk and Datuk Seri in cases where their validity were

doubted, in the Dewan Negara today.

Liew said that according to the current policy and regulation, only the

honorific titles conferred by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, sultans, rulers and

Yang di-Pertua Negeri were recognised by the government.

"For honorific titles from foreign countries, only those conferred by the

heads of state or government from sovereign countries are recognised.

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"In this respect, titles given by organisations, associations, and local or

foreign institutions with no political authority and they only exist as cultural

centres are not included in the category of recognised honorific titles."

Liew said that to ensure that honorific titles were tightly controlled at

the federal level, the Ceremonial Division and International Conference

Secretariat at the Prime Minister''s Department kept a complete and updated

record of all recipients of the federal awards.

He said this was to avoid confusion and doubts in respect of the list of

recipients.

Liew said the new list of award recipients would only be displayed online

one day after the investiture ceremony.

-- BERNAMA

VMP HK MO

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