Ammari “has done an outstanding job for the citizens and citizens of Malaysia.”
Rabat – His Royal Highness, the ruler of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, received Hassan Ammari, the founding president of the Moroccan Association for Cooperation and Friendship Among Peoples, on January 14, at a ceremony in the Royal Palace of Malaysia, Moroccan outlets reported.
Tuanku Munawir awarded Hassan Ammari the title of “datuk paduka Negeri Sembilan,” meaning the honorable elder of Negeri Sembilan, reported the New Straits Times.
Datuk, a Malay word for “elder,” is an honorary title of respect.
“On behalf of myself and the Malaysian people, it is a great honor to award the title of Datuk to someone who has done an outstanding job for the citizens of Malaysia,” Tuanku Munawir reportedly said.
”This honour is a tribute to the special status of Mr. Hassan Ammari in the hearts of Malaysian citizens, government and people, including Moroccan students, and to the great recognition of Malaysia’s government and rulers,” a Malaysian government official reportedly said.