Viral letter bestowing state awards in conjunction with Perak Sultan's birthday is fake, says state govt

  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 Aug 2020

IPOH: The Perak state government has denied that it has issued letters to bestow state awards in conjunction with the birthday of Perak’s Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.

State secretary Datuk Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim said the letter, which went viral on social media recently, was fake.

“We deny the letter and its contents, which was purportedly issued by the state secretariat.

“In the letter, it had used the name of the deputy state secretary whereby the recipients of the letter would be bestowed with Datukship,” he said in a press statement on Friday (Aug 28).

The letter, which was purportedly issued on Aug 25, stated that recipients would be conferred the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota, in conjunction with the Sultan Nazrin's 63rd birthday.

It also said the ceremony would be held at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar on Sept 25.

Suaidi said a police report has been lodged on the matter.

“We will let the police investigate it. We also urge any individuals who received the letter to lodge a police report,” he added.

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