Thursday, October 23, 2008
Dr M defends Datukship for Shah Rukh Khan
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come out in defence of the decision to award Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with a Datukship. He said he is embarassed that the decision has been questioned as this is not the first time a foreigner has been awarded a Datukship. Dr Mahathir, said to be fan of the Indian actor, has said that Shah Rukh Khan deserves the title, according to the Malaysian Insider. Period. The former premier is entitled to his views although most Malaysians are still stunned at the Malacca state government move. But he has a point, there are many Malaysians who don't even deserve these titles. The decision to award Shah Rukh Khan was based on a recommendation by former finance minister Daim Zainuddin.