Monday, September 10, 2007

Dato' or Datuk

Dato' or Datuk?

Ever wonder, why some people got title Dato' and some Datuk? Any different? Was it a genuine typo error ? Or some simple simply hantam saja not knowing which is which?

Imagine in a formal ceremony a Datuk was spelled as Dato' ... how would it react... ? what would the VVIP thought of your company. As you may not notice, for a Datuk to be labeled as Dato', is a downgrade for him and you would not be the one responsible for it. You may lose your job.

So today learn this....

Datuk is given by Yang Di Pertuan Agong, or a ruler from which state without sultan, like Penang, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak.

Dato' an only be conferred by a hereditary Royal ruler of one of nine Malay Sultan.

If title so important .... you can get one soon.... like one below.