ABOUT US

About Majlis Datuk Dato' Malaysia

MDDM was formed to champion the pride of our nations Datuk and Dato’ honorifics which was battered by many illegal and dubious unregistered societies claiming to represent fake and unrecognized Dato’s and Datuks at all levels which was against Malaysia Law as passed by Parliament and Gazetted in 2017 under Act 787 and A1525. At about the same time there were many cases of victims being scammed and cheated by holders of fake and unregconized honorifics that tarnished the image of Datuk and Dato’ within Malaysia.

At a meeting with the Home Minister to seek enhanced enforcement, the idea of MDDM was mooted out of a suggestion by the YB Home Minister to have a National all inclusive body with very strict membership rules and enhanced vetting to process to address this situation within Malaysia.

It was also observed that many legal recognized Datuks and Dato’, through conferred at their respective states and affiliated at state level, still lived within the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor regions and were eager to offer their expertise and contribute their time voluntarily towards society for goodwill and charitable projects, but there was no platform to unite and network with them at national level.

MDDM was created out of this need. Prospective Members are subjected to a very strict and rigid vetting process before they are accepted as Members. MDDM was registered by the Registrar of Societies on the 4th May 2021 with a Registration NO PPM-036-10-04052021. MDDM members can hold their head high knowing MDDM. is a legitimate and legal body and all their fellow members within MDDM are also genuine recipients of Dato and Datuk honorifics as listed in www.istiadat.gov.my or confirmed via their respective state Secretary’s Bahagian Protocol. A quick scroll in our Membership folder will provide the details.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

To promote and foster goodwill and fellowship among the members of MDDM and to foster a good working relationship with the government of the day as well as the various official State Datuk Associations of Malaysia. MDDM also promotes the concept of a Caring society to help the needy and less fortunate citizens of Malaysia through various charitable campaigns.

PRESIDENT'S SPEECH

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The Sultans & Governors of Malaysia

YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG MALAYSIA XVI
Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah

SULTAN TERENGGANU
Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al-Wathiqu Billah Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah

RAJA PERLIS
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail

SULTAN SELANGOR
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj

YANG DI-PERTUAN BESAR NEGERI SEMBILAN DARUL KHUSUS
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir

SULTAN JOHOR
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar

AL-SULTAN KELANTAN
Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Muhammad V

PADUKA SERI SULTAN PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah

SULTAN NEGERI KEDAH DARUL AMAN
Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah

Yang di-Pertua Negeri

YANG DI-PERTUA NEGERI SABAH
Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Haji Mahiruddin

YANG DI-PERTUA NEGERI SARAWAK Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud

YANG DI-PERTUA NEGERI MELAKA
Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Seri Setia (Dr.) Hj. Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam

YANG DI-PERTUA NEGERI PULAU PINANG
Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato' Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak

FOUNDING MEMBERS

President Datuk Awalan Abdul Aziz

President

Datuk Awalan Abdul Aziz
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Vice President Datuk Iskandar Malik

Vice President

Datuk Iskandar Malik
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The founding Members of Mddm ; Secretary General ; Datuk Samson

Secretary General

Datuk Samson David Maman
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Treasurer Datuk Michael Kang ; Exco Member Datuk TH Chua

Treasurer

Datuk Michael Kang
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Exco

Datuk Michael Chong
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Exco

Datuk
TH Chua
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Exco

Datuk Josephine Anne
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Exco

Datuk Razak Dawood
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Datuk Irmohizam

Exco

Datuk
Irmohizam
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Auditor

Datuk Alvin Tee
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Auditor

Datuk Ashfar Ali
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MDDM MEMBERSHIP

Membership to MDDM is exclusively open only to recipients of the PJN (Pingat Jasa Negara) and the PSD (Panglima Setia DiRaja) by the King of Malaysia (DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong).

Every application for membership shall be proposed by 2 MDDM members and sent to the Secretary, who is required to submit the application as soon as possible, to the Executive Committee for approval. The Executive Committee may in it’s discretion accept or reject any application without assigning any reason.

FEDERAL TITLES

In Malaysia, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong grants federal title awards. Such titles are honorary and non-hereditary.

TUN

Tun has existed in the Malaysian society for hundreds of years. In ancient times, Tun was an honorific title used by noble people of royal lineage. Tun is a title inherited by the male descendants. Over time, the Tun title has become a title conferred by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong to the most deserving recipient who has highly contributed to the nation. Tun is the most senior federal title awarded to recipients. The title for the wife of a Tun is Toh Puan.

TAN SRI

Tan Sri is the second most senior federal title and an honorific award.
The wife of a Tan Sri is called Puan Sri.

DATUK

Datuk is a federal title that has been conferred since 1965. The wife of a federal Datuk is a Datin.

Please Note: A female conferred the title in her own right is formally known as “Datin Paduka” although the prefix “Datuk” is commonly used for women as well as men.

Individual states that have a head of state nominated by the respective state’s legislature may confer the title of ‘Datuk’ to individuals. However, this is different from the title “Dato”. The latter is awarded by individual states headed by a Sultan, and not a head of state nominated by the state legislature.

STATE TITLES

In Malaysia, the Ruler and Governor grants state title awards. Such titles are honorary and non-hereditary.

DATO SRI

Dato’ Sri or Dato’ Seri is the highest state title conferred by the Ruler on the most deserving recipients who have contributed greatly to the nation or state. It ranks below the federal title Tun and is an honour equivalent to federal title Tan Sri. The wife of a recipient is Datin Sri.

Some rulers grant awards which carry highest titles unique to that state, such as Dato’ Sri Utama of the state of Negeri Sembilan.

Women holders of Dato’ Seri or its derivative would be called Datin Paduka Seri.

DATUK SERI

Datuk Seri is the most senior state title conferred only by the governor to the most deserving recipient who has highly contributed to the nation or state.

Please Note: Dato’ Sri and Datuk Seri can be confused and Malaysia media and press may address Dato’ Sri titleholders as Datuk Seri.

Women who have been awarded the title of Datuk Seri may use its feminine title of Datin Paduka Seri.

DATO'

Dato’ is the most common title awarded in Malaysia. The wife of a Dato’ is a Datin, except in Terengganu where they are known as To’ Puan (not to be confused with Toh Puan, the wife of a non-hereditary Tun).

Dato’ may only be conferred by a hereditary royal ruler of one of the nine Malay states. The wife of a hereditary Dato’ is addressed by courtesy as To’ Puan.

Female Dato’s are called Datin Paduka as she is bestowed the title on her own right while her husband will not receive a title



PEHIN

This title is mainly used in Brunei and Sarawak.

JP

 

JP or Justice of Peace rank below all Dato’ or Datuk.

In Malaysia, Justices of the Peace have largely been replaced in magistrates’ courts by legally-qualified stipendiary magistrates, however, state governments continue to appoint Justices of the Peace as honours.

Datuk Awalan Abdul Aziz is a Corporate figure and businessman by Profession. He is the current President of Majlis Datuk Persekutuan Malaysia (MDPM) since 2018. He is also the Executive Chairman and a major shareholder of Mirmas Holdings Sdn Bhd and the Executive Chairman of Komconsult Sdn Bhd as well as the Managing Director of Success Circle Group of Companies. He was a former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comintel Corporation Berhad from 2013 to 2017; managing Director of Solsis (M) Sdn Bhd and the Senior Vice President of Dataprep Holdings Berhad (2004-2008). He also served a stint as the General Manager of Perbadanan Nasional berhad.

Datuk Awalan is currently the Advisor to the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Malaysia. In sports Datuk Awalan holds the current Presidents position in the Malaysia Lawn Bowls Federation (MLBF) and Kuala Lumpur Lawn Bowls Association.

Datuk Iskandar Malik is a businessman in the Oil & Gas Industry. He is a PJN recipient. Datuk Iskandar is currently the Treasurer of Party STAR in Sabah and is also actively involved in numerous Charity and Social projects. He is the founding Vice President of MDDM and a Member of MDPM. He is also the Sabah Oil and Gas Contractors Association (SOGCA) President.

Datuk Samson David Maman is a businessman serving the Design Construction Industry as a service provider. He was bestowed the PJN in the year 2008. He is a former Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya Councillor, also active in sports as a founder Secretary General of Taekwondo Malaysia WTF and also served as the Deputy President. Datuk Samson was also the founding President of Malaysia Association of Dodgeball (MAD). He is a Community advisor, serving numerous Residents Associations and a serving Exco Member of Majlis Datuk Persekutuan Malaysia (MDPM).

Datuk Michael Kang was conferred the PJN in 2016. He is a businessman and a graduate Marine Engineer by training. He is the vocal President of SME Malaysia and champions the cause of all SME sectors in Malaysia. He has served in numerous Government Committees and NGO’s in various capacities. He is also active in the IT Industry. He has contributed to the development of many small scale industries and corporations and provided a bridge for communications between the government and public private enterprise. Datuk Kang is a founding member and the current Treasurer General of MDDM. He has also been appointed the Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Professional and Executive Development (CPEED) 2021 to 2023.

Datuk Seri Michael Chong is a Celebrity public figure who has devoted so many years of his life towards public service via the MCA Public Complaints Bureau. His reputation precedes his name as he has fiercely exposed numerous scams and assisted victims in need.

He is also a fierce opponent of Fake and unrecognised Datos and Datuks having exposed numerous recipients and fake organisations. He received his PJN in the year 2004 and his SMW WP in the year 2012. Ds Michael Chong is a founder member of MDDM and is also an Exco Committee of MDPM where he has served quite a few terms in office. He believes in teamwork and cooperation to maintain unity.

Datuk Chua was bestowed PJN by DYMM SPB YDP Agong in 2007
The TYT Malacca, in 2006 appointed Datuk Chua JP.
Datuk Chua is currently Treasurer General of MDPM; Founding Member of MDDM; Advisor cum Auditor JPs Council Melaka.
Datuk Chua, Chartered Accountant, Business Finance Advisor was the youngest fellow member of the ICAEW in Malaysia 1995.
Datuk Chua the CEO of T.H. Chua & Co., Chartered Accountants, since 1987.

Datuk Chua served as Honorary Accountant, Auditor and Secretary for various Independent Schools, Charitable Societies, Orphanage Homes, St. John Red Cross, Churches, Temples and Mosques etc.

Datuk C. Josephine Anne (Datuk Jo) is a businesswoman by profession. She has been active in numerous Community and Charity programs and has held key posts in various NGO’s to serve the Community at large. She was conferred with a PJN by the YDPA Malaysia in 2013 in recognition of her services and she has also been conferred the Federal award (JSM) and also received a PJK from Selangor as recognition of her contributions. Datuk Josephine owns and manages TBS Digital Print Sdn Bhd a Digital Print & Reprographics service entity out of Subang Jaya servicing the Construction Industry in Malaysia.
Datuk Jo is currently the Secretary General of the Council of Federal Datuks (MDPM) holding the position since 2015.

Datuk Abdul Razak bin KP Dawood Sultan PJN, hails from Melaka with a Degree in Economics from University Malaya and an MBA from UITM.
He served in the automotive industry for almost 30 years and is an active social worker having served in various NGOs in community, religious, politics and sports.
He was named Best Team Manager by AAM in 2002 and was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2016 by MAM. His passion for rallying is well documented.
He was one of the early members of MDPM and is a founding member of MDDM.
He is currently engaged in the tourism sector as a resort operator and a manpower supplier as well as a trader in specialised goods.

Datuk Irmohizam

Dato’ Sri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim a practising lawyer ,is also the Group Executive Director of World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) since 2019. He is also on the Board of Directors of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He has received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education (Adult & Professional Development) from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and also has a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from UKM as well as an Advanced Diploma in Shariah Law and Legal Practice (DSLP). He is the first Malaysian to become the Chairman of Conferences & Exhibitions Asia Pacific (APAC), Member Advisory Council (MAC). In 2020, he joined the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) as a Board Member and is currently an advisor to numerous Government Committees and subcommittees including in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry Malaysia (MAFI) and the Special Action Committee in Addressing Social Problems Amongst students under the Ministry of National Unity Malaysia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Education, The National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Datuk Alvin Tee is a Member of the MICPA, ICAEW and MIA. He has 32 years of professional experience started as a bank examiner with the Malaysian Central Bank where his responsibilities included inspecting financial institutions. He subsequently moved on to the public practice and was a partner of another accounting firm for 14 years before being appointed as Group Managing Partner of UHY with international affiliation in 87 countries. Other than overseeing the day to day running of the firm, he is actively involved in the corporate advisory and insolvency practice of the firm.
Datuk Alvin Tee is also the Vice President of Majlis Datuk Persekutuan Malaysia and the Director of Malaysia-China Business Council.

YBhg Datuk Mohamad Ashfar bin Mohamad Ali is a lawyer by profession and also a notary public as well as a member of the Institute of Approved Company Secretaries (IACS) and has served in many Committees as an advisor on various transport matters affecting the industry. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Malaysia and a registered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (England).

He has been the President of the Pan Malaysian Bus Operators Association since 2004 and is actively involved in the transport sector
Since 1972 as an owner, operator and also advisor to the many associations in the transport sector. He has served on numerous Government committees and advisory bodies.

He was awarded the PJK and DSNS by HRH Yang Di Pertua Besar, NS and the PJN by the YDPA Malaysia