Man claims trial to charge of using unrecognised 'Dato' title

KUCHING: A 49-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in a Magistrate's Court here to a charge of using the title "Darjah Paduka Mahkota Palembang", an unrecognised foreign award carrying the title "Dato".

Riben Rinah was charged on Tuesday (May 18) under Section 12 (2) of the Offences Relating to Awards Act 2017 and faces imprisonment of up to three years if found guilty.

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