Three individuals in total had their titles revoked after they were found guilty in their respective trial cases.
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Both incarcerated former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had their titles revoked by the Selangor Ruler, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj effective today.
Najib was awarded the Datuk Seri title in 2004 while his Datuk title was awarded in 1992.
Meanwhile, Rosmah received her Datin Paduka Sri title from the Selangor palace in 2005.
Both the husband and wife’s titles were revoked due to their recent conviction which saw that the Federal Court affirmed Najib’s conviction and sentence that was imposed on him for misappropriating funds from the SRC International Sdn Bhd.
Meanwhile, the High Court ruled that Rosmah is guilty of three counts of corruption connected to the RM1.25 billion Sarawak rural school’s solar energy project.
The announcement was made via a media statement signed by the Selangor State government secretary Datuk Haris Kasim.
Sultan Selangor tarik balik gelaran Dato’ Seri dan Dato’ kepada Najib Razak yang dikurniakan pada 2004 dan 1992 berkuat kuasa hari ini selepas disabitkan bersalah bagi kes rasuah SRC International: SUK Selangor— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) September 12, 2022
In the same statement, another individual named Mohd Arif Ab Rahman had also seen his Datukship title revoked by the Selangor Sultan.
He was found guilty in a graft case in 2021.