Selangor Sultan Suspends State Titles Awarded To Najib And Rosmah
The Sultan of Selangor has suspended the state titles awarded to Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor pending the outcome of court cases against them, the Selangor Palace said in a statement
NST Online reported Selangor state secretary Datuk Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya saying that the suspension was issued through a decree by Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and that the revocation of their titles has been effective since 6 May.
According to Mohd Amin, the suspension is effective until the court hearings into the charges are completed, including any appeals process.
"The powers of suspension are vested in His Majesty's authority under the Selangor State Constitution 1959, Titles and Honours statute, and the convention adopted in Selangor.
"The suspension will be reviewed after the case(s) has been finalised at the court," Mohd Amin said in the statement issued today, 10 May.
The Selangor awards conferred the Dato’ and Dato’ Seri titles to Najib in 1992 and 2004 respectively, and Datin Paduka Seri to Rosmah in 2005
In the statement, Mohd Amin said that Najib "has been indicted in court on several charges involving corruption, criminal breach of trust", and money laundering.
While Najib is currently facing 42 charges of corruption, money laundering and abuse of power related to 1MDB, Rosmah faces 19 charges, two of which are for asking and receiving bribes over a solar hybrid power project for Sarawak schools.
In October last year, the Negeri Sembilan palace revoked its Dato' Seri titles awarded to Najib and his wife Rosmah: