Kudos for brilliant marketing to Dutek Seri Ali Rustam and hopefully, he would be bestowed as United Malays National Organisations' new Deputy President with a bang!
Umno Baru needs Ali Rustam more than ever as Pak Lah or Najib would not be able to beat this kind of publicity. Deputy PM for ALi Rustam, he deserves this post in our new leadership.
Unless of course, Pak Lah before his forced retirement bestowed Toonship to GW Bush before leaving the White House. Publicity of Toon GW Bush award will beat the news of Dutek Shah Rukh Khan any time!
Ali Rustam is such a genius to say the least. With this dutekship award news, Malacca and Malaysia are now featured in all sorts of entertainment news all over the world especially India, a land of 1 billion humans.
We are talking about the King khan of bollywood who has millions of fans all around the planet. Suddenly Malacca and Malaysia are now in their lips forever. His fans will be grateful to Ali Rustam for the dutekship.
Google about this 'dutek bollywood and malacca', you can find get millions of results.
That's free marketing and soon Dutek Shah Rukh Khan's fans will make an annual pilgrimage trip to Malacca!
Dutek Shah Rukh Khan has a 3 billion worth development project in the UAE, Ali Rustam must request his Dutek Khan to move this project to Malacca and bestow him, Dutek Seri or Tan Sri, if Ali becomes deputy PM of Malaysia!
Dutek of Bollywood
Major Indian heart-throb and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, 42, has been given Malaysia's equivalent of a knighthood, but not everyone is pleased. Now the world can call him "dutek" - like "sir," Agence France-Presse reports.
State officials said the award was for promoting the Malaysian state of Malacca after filming a movie there and for his contribution to the region's film industry, state officials said in weekend news reports.
The new dutek's 2001 movie, "One 2 Ka 4" was filmed at a popular resort in Malacca.
"This resulted in many people visiting Malacca. The award was given in recognition of this," said Malacca chief minister Mohamad Ali Rustam, according to the Star daily.
Opposition parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang said he was "astounded" that the governor would choose to honor the Indian actor. "I don't think the reason that has been given for making Shah Rukh Khan a Malacca datuk would impress or convince many that the Bollywood actor-dancer had 'contributed to our tourism industry,' " he said.
Indian films have a huge following among the ethnic Indians and the majority Muslim-Malays in Malaysia. However, Fatimah Tahir, a fan of the star, was stunned at the news. "I wonder whether Shah Rukh Khan even knows where Malacca is," she told the newspaper.
Shah Rukh Khan Is Now A Knight
According to state officials in a weekend news report, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, 42, has been given Malaysia's equivalent of a knighthood for promoting Malacca state in the 2001 movie One 2 Ka 4 as well as his contribution to the region’s film industry. Khan is now entitled to be referred to by the title Datuk.
Datuk Shah Rukh Khan Says Malaysia!
- Planet Bollywood Special Correspondant
Bollywood idol Shah Rukh Khan is a Datuk. The heartthrob received his Datukship from the Malacca Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob in conjunction with his birthday.
Listed as an artiste from Dreamz Unlimited in the list of recipients, Shah Rukh Khan received the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM). He is amongst the 77 recipients of the title.
The Bollywood heartthrob has an immense fan following in India, as well as abroad. The Datukship is yet another confirmation of King Khan’s winsome appeal!