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Datuk Space Tourist

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rocky's bru: Young datuk, Old datuk

Just read Rocky's Bru posting on Young Datuk, Old Datuk and also the news on Bernama
KUALA PILAH, July 19 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's first astronaut Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha is bestowed the "Datuk" title in conjunction with the 86th birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Ja'afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman on Saturday, which sees a first batch of 90 people conferred decorations and medals.

The 36-year-old orthopaedic surgeon attached to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) receives the Dato' Setia Negeri Sembilan (DSNS) award, which carries the title.

Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, who hails from Seremban, blasted off into space on Oct 10 last year in the Russian Soyuz TMA-11 spaceship carrying three astronauts and spent nine days in the International Space Station (ISS) research facility orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 350 km.
A lot of people are more deserving of a title than a space tourist who spend our tax payer money for a joy ride. What does he has to contribution to the mankind and Malaysian as a whole? Another ego boosting like what we had in Mahathir's era?

The titles awarded in Malaysia have become kind of a joke, no wonder a mere space tourist also get to receive a Datuk. This is an insult to the people of Penang and also Malaysia.

Compare this space tourist to Malaysia's Squash Queen Nicole David and former national badminton player Ng Boon Bee; They both deserved the title since they have bring glory and recognition based on their skill and abilities, NOT BASED ON TAX PAYER MONEY TO PAY FOR A TICKET.

Just my opinion, his brother might has paid for his holiday package in life. A space way of what go around will come around. 


we were in manipal kasturba medical college.we were classmate. i know him very well,honestly speeking, he didnt deserve to be DATUK.

Dr William

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