Posted: 11 Nov 2013 02:57 PM PST
In 2009, maverick blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, himself of royal lineage, ruffled feathers by claiming Datukships can be purchased for RM250,000, adding that recipients "can always make back more than this."
(AFP) - For centuries, the Malay royal title "Datuk" — Malaysia's equivalent of "Sir" — was a high honour that unlocked doors to the elite. But Datuks like K. Basil don't feel so special these days.
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