Selangor Sultan Revokes Najib & Rosmah’s State Titles Due to Their Conviction


The Selangor state titles given to the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have been revoked from 12 September 2022.

This revocation was given by the state secretary Datuk Haris Kasim and was ordered by Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

What State Titles did They Lose? 

Back in 2004, Najib was given the Keahlian Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor (SPMS), which carries the Datuk Seri title.

In case you don’t understand what it is, it is the highest state title given to the most deserving recipients who contributed greatly to the nation or state.

As for Rosmah, she was given the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor (SPMS) First Class in 2005.

This is a title denoting membership of a high order of chivalry.

However, both Najib and Rosmah still have some federal titles and those received from other states.

Why Was their Title Revoked? 

Haris, the Selangor state secretariat and Selangor state awards registrar, stated that Najib was charged with several allegations involving abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money laundering cases.

Likewise, Rosmah was charged with three allegations involving seeking and soliciting bribes.

Both parties have since been found guilty recently.

Other Parties That Were Revoked From Their Titles

They’re not the first people to have their titles being revoked.

Former Rural and Regional Development Ministry secretary-general, Mohd Arif Ab Rahman, had his titles revoked before, too.

He was the Selangor state financial officer. Then, he took up the Darjah Kebesaran Setia – Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (S.I.S) Third Class and Darjah Kebesaran Ahli Makhota Selangor (A.M.S) Fourth Class.

He has been charged and found guilty of graft.

The deputy prime minister, Anwar, was also revoked of his title. He repeatedly questioned the integrity of the Sultan in dealing with the Selangor mentri besar crisis, and also questioned other issues pertaining to Islam.

Sultan Sharafuddin and the Selangor Palace, are very strict about the conduct and reputation of people who are given state awards, especially the ones with titles.

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