Siti Nurhaliza now Datin Seri
Siti (left) said the honour would encourage her and her husband (right) to develop their careers and be more successful in life. — PHOTO: SAODAH ISMAIL
SERI PEKAN (Malaysia) – SONGBIRD Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin is now a ‘Datin Seri’ after her husband, Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, was conferred with the first-class ‘Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang’ award, which carries the ‘Datuk Seri’ title. Khalid, better known as Datuk K, was among 109 recipients of Pahang state awards and medals at the investiture on the occasion of Sultan Ahmad Shah’s 77th birthday on Oct 24 at Istana Abu Bakar here.
When met after the ceremony, Siti Nurhaliza who wore orange Kebaya, said she would feel more comfortable being called only Siti.
‘Other than in protocol events, for acquaintances, Siti would accept anything they are comfortable with,’ she said and expressed her gratefulness and was elated with the conferment on her husband.
She said the honour would encourage her and her husband to develop their careers and be more successful in life.
Siti Nurhaliza is a ‘Datuk’ after receiving the ‘Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang’ award from Sultan Ahmad Shah last year. — BERNAMA