: The ‘Datuk Seri’ title conferred to Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has been revoked.
The Selangor palace, which said the revocation took effect on Nov 3, explained that the move was "based on Anwar’s actions and behavior since the end of 2013 that questioned the authority and power of the Sultan of Selangor and the royal institution in trying to solve the Menteri Besar crisis”.
“The Selangor Sultan had consulted with the Selangor Royal Council and decided that the honorary award which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri’ to Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, be revoked effective Nov 3, 2014, in line with the Sultan’s power to confer the said titles as enshrined in the Laws of the Constitution of Selangor, 1959,” said the Selangor ruler, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s private secretary, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani, in a statement on Thursday.
The Seri Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (S.S.S.A) title, which carries the title 'Datuk Seri' from the Selangor state government, was awarded to Anwar in 1992.
However, Anwar still holds his ‘Datuk Seri’ title bestowed from several other states, including Sabah, Negeri Sembilan and Penang.