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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: what is Datuk? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

copied in part from:
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Datuk is a Malaysian federal title has been conferred since 1965 and limited to recipients of PJN (Panglima Jasa Negara) of which there may be up to 200 living at any one time, and PSD (Panglima Setia Diraja) of which there may be up to 200 living at any one time. The PJN and PSN rank 9th and 10th respectively in the rank of federal awards.

A female conferred the title in her own right is known as "Datin Paduka", although the prefix "Datuk" is still more commonly used for females as well.

The numerical limits apply only to Malaysian subjects. Foreigners may receive the award in a supernumerary and honorary capacity and use the title locally.

Individual states that has a head of state nominated by the respective state's legislature may confer the title of 'Datuk' to individuals.

The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei.
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