IPOH: Demanding money for titles and awards as well organising conferment events which are not recognised by the Perak government is an act of fraud, said Perak Dewan Negara (Perak Royal Council) Secretary Datuk Ayop Hashim.
He said the conferment of titles and awards was the sole prerogative of the Sultan of Perak adding the awards were given based on an individual’s service and deeds to the Sultan and state of Perak.
“The recipients do not have to pay anything to qualify for the awards,” he said in a statement here today.
Ayop was commenting on media reports that certain individuals were selling Perak ‘Datuk’ titles and the conferment ceremony was held in certain places.
He added that the Perak Dewan Negara would give its full cooperation to any investigation conducted by the police on the conferment of these false titles and awards.- BERNAMA