Sunday, January 31, 2010

Istana Negara on a Monday morn

Updated, 2 Feb:

Panglima Mahkota Wilayah. Sorry for the late update. Pak Lah and I were less than 3 feet away from each other at one point during the 4-hour ceremony yesterday morning but there was no chance for any exchange whatsoever.

Bernama's report from yesterday:
Three media organisation heads, namely the Director-General of Broadcasting, Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya, Malay Mail editor-in-chief Ahirudin Attan, who is better known as the blogger Rocky Bru and is also protem president of the Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs), and Harian Metro group editor Mustapa Omar are among the 27 recipients of the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) which carries the title "Datuk".
Picture courtesy of NSTP.


Original article:
The last time I was invited to the Istana Negara was in Nov 2001 to receive the Kesatria Mangku Negara from the King. I was the Editor of Business Times and Acting Editor of the Malay Mail then. Blogging wasn't in the vocab.

Tomorrow morning, in the same old black Baju Melayu, I'll be making my way to the Balairong Seri once again, this time for the Istiadat Menghadap dan Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Wilayah Persekutuan.

Updates later, after the news Embargo. In advance, Thank You from the bottom of my heart for the well-wishes.

196 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats. Datuk!
myaixblog.blogspot.com

Goh Wei Liang said...

Congratulations Rocky :)

Well deserved award. First heard about it from TheStar and Pasquale.

Congrats and keep up the good work + blogging !

Apple Warrior 88 said...

Heartiest Congratulations for the long deserved conferment. Datuk Rocky does sound sexy ..

Anonymous said...

Not fair !!!



Goh Wei Liang

Anonymous said...

Congrats Dato Rocky. And many many happy returns too.

Syed Akbar Ali

TOKZ said...

Congrats ROCKY!!!

I bet other bloggers especially those who are jealous of you (Zorro, RPK, etc) will be having NIGHTMARE tonite.

jonathan said...

Congrat bro,

Wish we can call u Dato' Rocky for your great & brave contribution.

sultanmuzaffar said...

Tahniah Datuk!

Jugjet Singh said...

Congrats Datuk Rocky.

Habib RAK said...

hahahaha....hope its worth it

Sinatra_Z said...

Lu sulah lapat latok ka?

satD said...

bro! Congrats!

make sure ur sanggul can fit in the songkok!

Warih22 said...

Tahniah Dato Rocky !

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Congrats Dato'!

Anonymous said...

So you have been well rewarded as a running dog of BN.

This how BN is, be prepared to be their running dog and you will be rewarded too.

Only one thing, mortal awards are no good when you finally meet your maker, there you meet the truth and face the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Dato' Rocky??? dont tell me I am wrong this time. Afterall that's how govt. of the day reward you...


- Dicko

Anonymous said...

Bodeklah kuat-kuat,,,Surat Khabar kamu bukanya laku,,harapkan bungkus nasi lemak 3 seringgit,,!!!!

This year Wilayah Day Celebration,,,tak bermakna coz dah jatuh ke tangan PAKATAN,,!!!
Peruntukan pon dah habis,,anyway the past years celebration, yang meramaikan adalah budak sekolah and all the UMNO gooon,,!!!!!

Suruhlah Menteri Wilayah tengok KOMPLEK SUKAN di Wangsa Maju,,TERBENGKALAI,,,,dalam Pembinaan SARANG NYAMUK,,What happened??????

Kalu setakat nak kayakan mamat Indon dengan menjual besi-besi burok bole lah,,just pay a visit,,hari-hari dia orang amek jual,,!!!


-BODO2-

p/s, MU boleke pakai Baju Melayu nak amek pingat,,,jangan lupa bawa keris tau..!!!! Congratulation.

wak segen said...

Ala la la Latuk...
Anways congrats Datuk Rock.

ibrahim yahaya said...

Bro,

Tahniah. Satu penghargaan, satu penghormatan. Satu perjuangan. Memastikan negara terus aman dan maju.

zack said...

tahniah Datuk baru Kuala Lumpur.

:--))

Teramat Panas said...

Rocky,

Wow. You got pingat ah. Please dont meracau...cau...cau...cau. Please dont telan...lan...lan...lan. Anyway congrats to you.

read http://www.amatpanas.com

Fatimah Zuri said...

Dear Rocky,

Congratulations!

zainal abidin awang kechik said...

tahniah tok...

Segala Kurnian Datang dari ALLAH jua.

salam

Rudy said...

Tahniah Datuk!

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

rocky,

congrats! tahniah! about time!

YEZZ!

TPJ said...

Congratulatory messages are in order Sir? I hope you receive the Datukship Rocky.

atanjamilselamat said...

well paid for ... thank gooness for the about turn ..

zainal mohd jais said...

Tahniah Dato' !

Selain anugerah,
Also responsibilities.

Anonymous said...

Comb the hair back, apply a little gel, pinch the cheeks, pout the lips and you are ready for the big day. Enjoy bro, and congratulations! Will be looking out for the news.

Matthews

Baharudin said...

Salam & tahniah DATUK Ahiruddin! You deserved it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Rocky. I missed those stinging punchlines during your blogging days without a patron. Anyway you are already the cult hero...you deserve the medal.


Prof Awe Kecik

tolokminda said...

Big congratulations to you bro!!

Azhar Abdullah said...

Tahniah Datuk...

P.nip said...

tahniah dato' rocky

karip said...

Congrat datuk!

Anonymous said...

wah, damn syiok... whacking s'gor & pg mb also can get an award!

Anonymous said...

You have lost it to whore yourself,never sell your soul be like rpk n have some balls.

Apocryphalist said...

So proud of ya!

Anonymous said...

congratulations sir

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Rocky. I'm sure you deserve it - whatever you are getting. I believe by exercising a
sense of responsibility in your writing and editing, you have contributed towards the peace and well being of Malaysians in this country. Perhaps more than can be said of Tan Sri Pakiam. Good for you.

Guessing the award: you already got KMN. Next step is JMN. Or a PSN(?) that carries a Federal Datoship - much more valuable than State Datoships. Or PMN which will entitles you to a Tan Sriship. But Not SMN which carries the title Tun - because Jeanne, Tun Dol's wife, would not like it as it must be limited to a certain number of deserving cases only. (Sorry for the sarcasm, Dato).

I'm reminded of 1-2 people who went about collecting Datoships etc quite some time ago. One was a politician, the other a civil servant - they went about doing courtesy calls all over the places, fishing for titles. The politician eventually became a Governor and got Tunship. The late Tun Ghazali Shafie pulled his legs on 1-2 occasions by saying "Some people are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them." And the gullible fellow beamed with pride and said, "Thank you, thank you". Sigh.

Anyway, yours is a Federal award and cannot be fished for. Jeane's case was different - it was part of an exit deal.

Good for you, sir.

Anonymous said...

Ini ada sedikit permintaan : Jemputan umum ditujukan kepada semua lelaki lembut di Lembah Kelang untuk datang ke Mahkamah KL, 2hb Feb ini untuk memberi sokongan moral kepada DSAI. Anda digalak memakai pakaian wanita. Polis jamin tak akan tangkap. Sekian maklum.

Anonymous said...

Ini ada sedikit permintaan : Jemputan umum ditujukan kepada semua lelaki lembut di Lembah Kelang untuk datang ke Mahkamah KL, 2hb Feb ini untuk memberi sokongan moral kepada DSAI. Anda digalak memakai pakaian wanita. Polis jamin tak akan tangkap. Sekian maklum.

Mazidul Akmal Sidik said...

Yup! Congratulations from me too.

Anonymous said...

anon10:18PM:

hahaha...lu sudah buta. RPK got balls?

sudah tembak, terus lari dan sembunyi!

SEMBUNYI...

TAKUT. NO BALLS.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaa.... what a crab!!!!
Memang layak pun sebab termasuk dalam kumpulan pengampu!!!
Ok lah Rocky... !!!!
Sebenar nya mudah je!!! tak caya tanya Rocky!!!

Anonymous said...

anon@6:40PM,

wah...if PAKATAN the gomen, and then people like all the fuckatan supporters and bloggers get DATO...ok-mah?

rocky gets it, u call running dog.

you don;t be stupid-lah. rocky never hid the fact that he ahd been working for NSTP for very long time, long before all those so-called BRAVE pakatan bloggers evn knew how to write.

now he BACK with Malay Mail.

you ANTI-BN, anything to do with BN, you marah.

simple. you got no argument. your racist.

Anonymous said...

anon/7:03PM.

hey BODO,

kalau dah dengki, memang dengki. tak de bahas yang bernas, ke?

bentongkali said...

congrats latuk locky blu

Anonymous said...

Y. Bhg. Dato' Rocky,

Can u nominate my name to your master for the next year FT Awards? All i need is just "Jaksa Pendamai"(JP) award so i can make a living as a Commisioner of Oath.

- Dicko

Retrogina said...

Wow! Datuk Rocky sounds damn sexy. Where's the party at?

Congrats!

arethenone said...

We can see, besides the many well wishes and congrat posting, a few poke in and cannot help but posted their disgust and jealousy. Many others just drop by but were to shock to say anything.

Congrats - perjuangan belum selesai!

Basree Rakijan said...

Congrats brader!

jaflam said...

Congrats Rocky,keep up the good works. May the Award spur you more in serving the people and Nation. DJ

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Rocky...

From our PERWIRA team here... Syabas

PERWIRA

eddy said...

Salam Tahniah Datuk, I think the deserving title is belated but then better late then never.

Anonymous said...

From Bernama News;
Three media organisation heads, namely the Director-General of Broadcasting, Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya, Malay Mail editor-in-chief Ahirudin Attan, who is better known as the blogger Rocky Bru and is also protem president of the Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs), and Harian Metro group editor Mustapa Omar are among the 27 recipients of the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) which carries the title "Datuk".

-Dicko

eddy said...

anon 6:40pm, the only people who call others not in support of their cause as "running dogs", are the Communist Terrorist Murderers. You are probably one of them, remnants of CTs or their descendants who never surrendered still living in South Thailand. Eat your hearts out you CT sympathiser, Datuk Ahirudin Attan is having one of the defining moments of his life tomorrow.

tunku said...

Congrats Datuk Rocky.

Sukj said...

Datuk Rock...kah kah kah kah...kah kah kah kah

Rambut Datuk panjang...tolong dandan bagi nampak kembang macam rambut Rosmah...kah kah kah..kah kah

Baru nampak macam Singa Afrika...kah kah kah kah..kah kah..kah kah

TAHNIAH TO YOU ROCK !

Kama said...

Tahniah Rocky!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Rocky. You truly deserve the award for being an unbiased, report it as-it-is journo and blogger, a rare breed these days. The wornout wanking PRistas and their ilk like God's father must be chewing their toenails in envy. Let them be for they are nothing more than the cocksuckling dogs of a resurrected CPM.

So by the way, bru...how shall we address you, still Bru, Rocky or Datuk? But knowing you as a humble man, I am sure you care not an iota as to how u are addressed as long as truth prevails.

A glass of Sake and here is hoping a Tan Sriship in future to crown your achievements. Selamat Berjuang!!!!

Warrior 231

Anonymous said...

tahniah, bro

iskandar

klubbkidd said...

Aiyo boss. Like that pasni memang ambut putih ko memang ko jangan marah aku panggil ko Datuk ek. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH... congrats. And proud of you!

SUNARTI KIBAT202 said...

Tahniah Dato Rocky

Sebuah pengiktirafan kepada insan media

mekyam said...

congratulations, rocky!

p.s. tocanglah rambut ala willie nelson. that would sooo rawk with the songkok and baju melayu. :D

anti-hypocrite said...

Congratulations Datuk. Keep up the struggle against the fake agenda of the PR.

bzz said...

Conratz Bro,

Do you want us to call you Datuk? Bro? or Rocky?

Anonymous said...

Raja Nong Chik beli editors.. he he

macam zulhasnan dulu lah... bagi dato kat editor untuk dapat liputan.

monsterball said...

hahahahahaha....I guess congratulations is in order.
Titles means nothing.
Now ask UMNO to give you few RM millions..to live like one...successful CEO.
You deserve to drive a Merz..with all your balls carrying posts.
Frog jumps...get millions.
You talk so much....got only a medal?
No fair.

ChengHo said...

Congrats....

ChengHo said...

Congrats....

Anonymous said...

Tahniah Datuk Rocky...

Rambut tu kasi sikat kemas kemas skit

MANTRA said...

Congrats Datuk Ahiruddin @ Rocky

Maintain the long hair plus the jeans... Next posting... Datuk Rocky in Baju Melayu and samping?

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Datuk Ahiruddin Atan @ Datuk 'Rocky'!

Congratulations bro!

Mahaguru58 wishes you all the best on being recognized by the nation!

Viva Datuk Rocky!

Sarawak Update said...

Tahniah bro, ooops Datuk!

Title so ... said...

Yeah go enjoy those silly titles. Is that no value title worth selling your soul? Just like that worm Dotok Wog Chun Why worming yourself into those slimy authorities' good books just to get a silly title. Ask yourself, how much is a Datuk worth nowadays - a dime a dozen and there are tons of Datuk who are no better than crooks.

Anonymous said...

yahooo! tahniah bro!!!

tahniah from the bottom of our hearts, from me, wife, children, my families, my friends!!

keep up the good work. may Allah guide you and memberi kekuatan, keberkatan, kejayaan, dunia dan akhirat ameen!!

Iam soo proud, and doubly proud , to see all those komens dari yang tak puas hati hahahahahaha!!!

in your face you communist lots!!at least we now know who you people are!!hahahahah

especially those baru barua kominis melayu!! hahahaha

to all the kominis melayu dan bukan melayu, nation back stabbers and gunting dalam lipatan, this cyberworld is no more 2006-2008 cyberworld you knew! Its a double edge sword, and its cutting you back!! BIG TIME!!

-judgement day-

Anonymous said...

Tahiah Datuk,

Harap Datuk boleh beri tution percuma kepada pegawai DBKL yg ade lama web utk aduan tapi tak reti nak buka kut sebab tu dah lebih sebulan tiada tindakan.

Harap Datuk boleh beritahu Menteri tentang banyaknya kedai-kedai kecil pendatang yg dibina kat Bus Stop dan pelanggan letak motor/kereta tutup Bus Stop. Jem jalan dibuatnya. DBKL tu MESTI tegas dengan mengambil tindakan keatas pendatang ini. Nampak macam tutup kedua-dua mate je.

Harap Datuk boleh kasi DBKL tu buka mata mereka. Jangan tunggu aduan je baru nak bertindak. Mata sendiri kan ade, gunakan dgn sebaiknya.

May be I am asking too much from a new Datuk cos 'older' Datuk pun dah tertutup mata mereka.

Nani Cheras

cpot said...

Tahniah Datuk!

Anonymous said...

Dato'

There... See?

Its not too bad isn't it? All that grovelling and sucking up is all worth it?

Life is more than all that my friend....You're not going to bring it with you when you leave this world...All people will remember you for will still be the grovelling and sucking up!!





Joe Black

caravanserai said...

Saudara
Congratulations!

MY CUPPIE CAKE said...

TAHNIAH DATUK

FROM
KARIM SULAIMAN
SITI HAWA AND
FAMILY

pakmat said...

Dear Rocky,
..the first and the last time this oldster got invited to the Istana was somewhere in the early 80's..it was for one of the lowest of the ladder's pingat..PPN..Pingat Pangkuan Negara..but I remember the pride..sitting with the mrs with the rest of them..and the black baju melayu that I kept until this day..and the tea in the Istana's garden..and I am sure you must have felt that feeling, too..even tho' its your second time..so, congrats, Dato..for whatever its worth..I am not going to say you deserved it, for all those who received them, deserved them, one way or other..
p.s..and I also remembered rushing to Cathay Theater after that to catch Star Wars..in my full pingat regalia...:)..cheers, Dato..

Srikanth Siva said...

Congrats Rocky

Anonymous said...

Congrats Datuk Rocky! The conferment is timely.

Best regards

Ex NSTP GM Ad Sales

Nzain said...

Tahniah Tahniah. Errr... belanja kita ikan bakar kat stall belakang Istana tu boleh?

Madam Curi said...

Congratulions Datuk Rocky!

Aisehman said...

Congrats.

An award worthy of your efforts.

Anak said...

Datuk Rocky,

Sinatra_Z said...

Rocky,
Pak Lah sekali la dapat dengan ko.

Aiseyman hahahaha

Anonymous said...

CONgrats, bud; butT...:) YL, Desi

Ridzzy said...

Is it Datuk or Dato' ? Not sure, but congratulations.

abu emran said...

congrats Dato...

still maintaining pony tail and casula jeans eh dato?..

all the best

Anonymous said...

Congratulations ... er ... Datuk!

ewoon

Anonymous said...

My heartiest Congratulations, Datuk Rocky. Just ignore all the sour grapes.

JASON LEONG

shemeq said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

congratulation Datuk!

Temuljin said...

Congratulations bro. BTW. Please advise how you would like to be addressed....Datuk Rocky is soooo funky.

zackdanial said...

Bodek more and u will get Tan Sri . Dont forget to meet Pak Lah at Istana .

Anonymous said...

I think You know what you have to do next to get that Datuk Seri..

Anak Mamak

Anonymous said...

Dear Dato Rocky,

Congratulations. See it pays to spin for the powers. Keep it up and you will be even richer.

Cheers.

Tom

House PK said...

Tahniah My Brother! Hidup Rocky! Sentiasa bersama my Big Brother Dato Rocky!

Hantu Laut said...

Datuk Rock,

Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Datuk Rocky. Er - does it means that you will not get traffic summons. You can park anyway you like? A Datuk is above the law??

Anonymous said...

To anon 5:28pm above, "kalau peroket belakang boleh dapat datuk, kenapa Rocky not fair?"

-koko

Wan Sab said...

Tahniah Datuk. Janji terus rock!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Datuk!

I think its long overdue.

Mohd. Ramesh

Shamsul Yunos said...

Congratulations Datuk Ahirudin Attan

Here is wishing you many happy returns

P.S. to those who have nothing better than to say bad things... take a few minutes to contemplate your own life
Aduka Taruna is born of teh same hatred that you guys are feeding within your own hearts

TOKZ said...

Actually RPK also was destined to get a DATUKSHIP.

However, RPK got NO BALLS. So, he ran away & hide.

Anonymous said...

sorry to said this on the best day of your life but...

after reading dr rafick take the ybk, you & malay mail sucks!

Anonymous said...

bikin blog pun boleh dapat datuk. alahai....apa nak jadi (dont worry i tak jelous)

skilgannon1066 said...

Congrats, Datuk! Good for you!

To celebrate, can I buy you a roti prata and a teh tarek at this little place I know in Singapore? Very private, and guaranteed no paparazzi lurking in the bushes!

Or maybe you'd settle for a cuppa or two at Devi's Corner in Sri Hartamas? They do a mean masala thosai there too!

A KADIR JASIN said...

Tahniah Sdr Datuk Rocky.
All the best.

Bloggerooi said...

Congratulations..Hoping to see more of your contributions to the community.

Pasquale said...

Hello Rocky pundek lah!

mawar said...

Datuk Rocky,

Tahniah atas kurniaan anugerah...terus menulis dan tulisan Datuk memperbetulkan persepsi...dan tulislah without fear and favour....

mawar said...

Datuk Rocky,

Tahniah atas kurniaan anugerah...terus menulis dan tulisan Datuk memperbetulkan persepsi...dan tulislah without fear and favour....

lebai said...

tahniah datuk rocky....dah masuk golongan datuk-datuk...dah upgrade skg...

just red bila lagi???

dan

tahniah juga untuk Pak Mus Metro...

Lebai turut happy kwn-kwn dapat title datuk..

Turf Worrior said...

Congrats Datuk.

jo said...

datin dah ada? kalau takda nak isi borang...hehehe
datuk atau cucu...yang penting hati mau ikhlas, soru jangan miss.
selamat berdatuk.

sesat said...

Congrats Dato' Rocky!

Anonymous said...

Tahniah Datuk Ahiruddin

mattau

Parody of Bolehland said...

Congrats to a datuk that rocks the brew!

rizal hashim said...

rocky, heartiest congratulations.

you've outdone ramli sarip

ramli sarip = papa rock

ahirudin attan = datuk rocky

Anonymous said...

Tahniah Rocky! Nak tengok gambar nanti ye

Mustapha Ong said...

Dear Rocky Bru,

It was a nice and warm chat with you at the Dataran Merdeka last night. Yes, once again please accept my heartiest congratulations on your Royal Conferment of SMW for what's worth in the eyes of the public.

However, I thought the criteria for the conferment as explained by the relevant WP authority was somewhat not too convincing. He, he I would prefer a "BMW instead"!Enjoy your new status and datukship that may burn your pocket for donations and charity.

+faliqfahmie said...

congratulations!

wah the same baju melayu in 2001, still fit ah? if me, sure not fit one. gained few baby fats here and there. hehe

anyhooo, congrats again.

f'ck those jealous bstards. and RPK got balls? gota be kidding me.

Kak Ton and Abang Ani said...

Congratulations, Rocky!

Anonymous said...

bravo...now Datuk Rocky hah...

drmuzi

Joceline said...

You looked so cool in formal dress and a pony tail! Congrats again.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mr Rocky. I mean Datuk. From Dennis.

Anonymous said...

congrat bro.. err.. dato!!!

mzr

aidareza said...

Congratulations. Saw you on the 8 o'clock news on TV3.

Mohd Hidayat said...

Tahniah Datuk Rocky.. huhu.. you desrve it... www.kisahsebuahbangsa.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

congrats..
but i dont think i'll be calling u datuk.. too formal laa.. no offend but its better to stick with rocky..

--camshial--

Anonymous said...

tahniah rocky

al-Balingi said...

Salam,

Tahniah Bro Rocky...

TeMagi said...

Congratulations on the Datukship and do continue with your impartial blogging.

nstman said...

Congratulations, Rocky. You have achieved your ambition. You have walked away from your friends who were with you in your hour of need. Well done. By the way, the word honour is not in your vocabulary. Well done. Tan Sri title next?

Anonymous said...

Tahniah Tuk. You ROCKS.

Tok Janggut
Shah Alam

Aiman I. Abdullah said...

Wooh, Datuk! Congrats to you! Keep up the good work & keep on bru-ing! Let's see where life takes you next!

Anonymous said...

Datuk Bodek

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Tahniah!!!

Anonymous said...

Datuk Rock,

Congratulations.

To all those sour grapes, EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT BABY. HA HA HA.

AkuMelayu

Anonymous said...

Well, since a title is a title indeed
Let's see going forward
how it makes you serve all people more..
The more truthfully you serve
the greater the blessings.
..er..I mean the Blessing from God above.

Dollah

Anonymous said...

rock cock..

dengar cerita jibbie dan rossie takut ke mahkamah...

takut kena KY ka?

Anonymous said...

rocky..

lu kasi hantam lagi itu pakatan punya guys...

mesti boleh dapat tan sri....

Anonymous said...

Titles, titles, titles....
thats what make one great?

Titles are stepping stones to flexing muscles and bulldozing the way through to other 'riches' , while manipulating the truth to suit one's selfish agenda OR even satisfying the evil ways of the masters who hold tight to the leash that has a 'slave' at the other end.


PARAMESWARA

Oz said...

are you going to rename the blog, Datuk Rocky's Bru?

Skuter Nyamuk said...

Tahniah Datuk

Orang Lama said...

Datuk Ahiruddin Atan,

Sebenarnya berat tanggung jawab kamu bila di kurniakan dengan pangkat.

Lebih tinggi pangkat, lebih besar harapan orang ramai terhadap pangkat yang kamu dapat.

Jangan lah di gunakan kedudukan ini semata mata untuk kepentingan diri sendiri tapi gunakan nya sebagai penghubung antara aduan rakyat dan perlaksanaan pemerintah.

Pangkat ini ada lah amanah rakyat tanpa mengira parti.

kee said...

Whether you are deserving of award or not I won't comment. I will comment on the fact that national and state honours are supposed to be apolitical. Unfortunately when such honours have been regularly and often used to reward BN government supporters including crony businessmen, they lose their value. Therefore I feel sorry for those who are deserving of such honours. Many people become cynical of the recipients.

Akhil said...

Whatever they say, always believe in yourself, you deserve the title, Bro! Congratulation!

Anonymous said...

What??? There's now a Datuk Black Knight ??? There is reward for being on the dark side of the Force ???

Datuk Godfather

Anonymous said...

Congrats Dato Rocky.


UncleMike

Anonymous said...

Tahniah Dato Rocky. Saya ingatkan Dato akan memotong rambut dan berimej kemas sewaktu istiadat pengurniaan pingat, tetapi saya sedikt kecewa kerana Dato masih berambut panjang. Saya tahu itu hak individu. Saya tak suka lelaki berambut panjang. Terutama lelaki melayu yang bersubang, kalau adik & anak lelaki saya bersubang, memang saya bagi pelempang.

Bunnies said...

You sure you can still fit into your old black baju melayu? Hehehe.. dont look like ketupat ok.. all bursting at the seams. Ish!

So, do I say congratulations! to you or what?

sYaNa said...

Congratulations on your Datukship :o)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Datuk Rocky!

Pack that punch and continue to expose PKR's hypocrisy!

-Pandora-

Anonymous said...

Bro... ehh, Datuk,

Congratulations.

Cheers,
MUS

Anonymous said...

Well done Rocky! You are really a City crown warrior!
When is that Fatty getting his? u know what i mean...LOL

Saiful

Anonymous said...

Mr. & Mrs. Evil aka Najis & Fat Mama should be dragged to court!

Let the whole world see their true evil side and curse them till kingdom come!

As for DSAI, be prepared for the curry rice served in Sg.Buloh coz you are being tried in our famous Kangaroo court where justice never prevail!

tomatoinc said...

lol. datuk after turning coat. congrats....just prove how useless titles are.

Anonymous said...

Well, now the other side will be running down this jean clad pony tail rocker to bits.

They have nothing better to do and perhaps may also resort to wearing jeans too!

But a Datukship is not a passport to glory. The enemies are waiting for just one wrong move and the machine guns will be firing away.

Congrats, anyway.

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

PM aide’s ‘racist’ remarks spark outrage
RK Anand
Feb 2, 10
5:13pm malaysiakini

The stinging remarks made by a special officer to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in his speech during a ‘1Malaysia’ seminar in Malacca prompted scores of MIC members and representatives from Indian non-governmental organisations to stage a walkout.

suku-suku said...

hahahohohoho...

lu orang yang anonymous yang belum temu dengan bro rocky dan sudah hentam dia...gua cabar lu orang jumpa dia. dan berani hentam dia macam lu hentam dalam blog dia.

podah-lah.

lu orang mesti takuuut punya. lu orang tahu kah bro rocky tinggi besar?

jangan main-main-lah.

itu pasal bro rocky banyak berani punya orang.

polis pun tadak berani mau mess mess dengan dia.

gua nampak dia di istana negara terima pingat.

memang macam itu PANGLIMA! dahsyat.
besar. tegap. handsome!

kalu tadak macam panglima. betul macam PENDEKAR!

bro: you keturunan LERAP (minang, ke?) hebat your lineage. padan you berani.

Anonymous said...

Di youtube dapat lihat sebahagian penyokong, ramai nampaknya dan AI nampak yakin diri sungguh.

Mesti berdebar-debar menunggu Najib dan Bik Mama disubpoena, tetapi apa alasan logik dari pendakwa dan hakim yang mungkin tidak mengizinkannya, mesti kitapun terkentuk-kentuk PON-PON!
Lagi tak logik dulu Azizan kata sebanyak 4 kali yang ia tidak disondol kote AI, tapi Hakim 'Hacks' tetap menghukum beliau. Apa daa! Mahkamah kanggaroo 'third class'

psc said...

Congrats Rocky
You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and all the best. It's really nice to have this happening to my friend. How lovely!
Big hug, bek :),

Anonymous said...

Tahniah Rocky.

Do you realise that there is increase in PCB(potongan cukai berjadual) starting this month. Pretty significant increase (~25%for me). Apparently this is due to direction from authorities. I thought there no increase in personal tax mentioned in the budget. After service tax, GST tax someore and now...Is this another way to dahulukan rakyat? I dont have good feeling about this. Pls do us a favor and start snooping around. And for those who have better info, pls share.
Rozi66

Kamal Tan said...

Datuk Athiruddin,

Congratulations are in order. Never mind what your detractors may comment, for if you only write what is the truth, even if the truth hurts, as all journalists true to their profession ought to do, then you fully deserve this award. In my mind, you are a true-blue journalist and this award is definitely well deserved.
Congratulations again!

Saviour-V said...

Saviour-V teleports in...

Yawn on 56. Being a Datuk? Feh.

This country still has not fully progressed technologically, given the number of problems with regards to access. And then there are other problems from many other perspectives, all of which you must rectify, as proof of your position.

Show us that you really wish to create change, and perhaps you may gain support from both sides.

Otherwise, you will have the eternal contempt of the Guardian of The Ages. And His curse will be the unravelling of this entire country, and of this world.

We will all be watching you, son of Adam.

Saviour-V bows, and teleports out...

eekaa said...

Wah, sudah dapat Datukship ini, congrat lah bro, jikalau macam ni baru lah betul Datukship, berjuang untuk negara, Syabas...

(maaf bukan Syabas Air Selangor Ya)

matdeboq said...

Datuk Rocky,

TAHNIAH..!!

Tapi itu Bisa-berbisa jangan kasi tawar..!!

...Don B.Jeles of Tpg.

tolokminda said...

Wow!! I am really impressed. Outstanding Datuk! Your are originally unique. An award well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Is a shame that spin doctor's here are rewarded, if in USA this Rocky could be selling Gorang Pisang by the road.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Datuk Rocky!

I sincerely think you deserved the Datuk-ship for your pre-2008 self; not because you were against certain UMNO top guy back then, but because of your neutrality.

post 2008, well, i'm not sure what happened to you. but lets just leave that aside for now..

on the basis of being your fan pre-2008, I heartily congratulate you :)

+Sincere Opinion -

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Hello Mr Goh, lets hope whatever allegations you made against Rocky are true. He, i'm sure, wouldnt mind sharing some of the cake and once i've got some gazillion bucks banked into my acc, i'll in turn treat ya to a few sticks of the finest cigar around.

Anonymous said...

Salam Datuk,

Wah siap masuk TV lagi..

PERWIRA

Anonymous said...

You Spin.
You Win.

Next stop - Putra World Trade centre.

Tahniah

Nzain said...

Parameswara and Kee 12.51pm

Who cares if you guys are never getting a title? Losers always rain on other people's parade.

Once again Roc..eh silap DATUK Rocky Tahniah dan syabas. Semoga panjang umur dan murah rezeki..lagi. Amin

Alliedmartster said...

Tahniah Tok Ky....

Old Fart said...

The picture does not reveal any upliftment procedures that you know who is subject to. So I guess you are still safe la!!

Freddie Kevin said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

Congrates YBhg Datuk Rocky Bru :)

JajanJohorBahru

Satria Asia said...

Gua caya lu!
Congrats Datuk Rocky!!!!

The Phoenix Foundation said...

Datuk AA!
Sa'alam & Va'anakum & Congrats!

I have a little aside- your "vesthi" looked like it was going to slip down & your "paunch" was showing!!!!!!!. You have always covered it with your loose shirts!!!!!

Good Stuff & Godspeed!

Anonymous said...

TAHNIAH DATUK ROCKY... MASSCOMMITES PROUD OF U!!!!!

Zorro.

Makan said...

Congratulations Datuk Rocky, you deserve it!

www.makanomics.com

Anonymous said...

Rocky,
Protem president of the Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs),???

How long do you intend to continue as the protem president? But the members had all disappeared....

Anonymous said...

bro congrats on the conferment of your datukship......you have made me proud to be your friend...for you stayed back like a warrior to hold the fort...you know what i mean.... you deserved this title...congratulations again Datuk Ahiruddin Atan.

Anonymous said...

setuju dengan Kee (12.51) dan masih hormat rocky

Anonymous said...

Syabas, Datuk

Anonymous said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


congrats bro!!!!!!!u'r the best!


-reda

Anonymous said...

Is this fair? Why give this Pendatang a title? LKS has been helping Malaysian for years while this Pendatang was still sucking milk in Singapore but yet LKS is not offer Datuk.

Jay said...

bro....oops Datuk Bro.....congrats and next time dont forget your butang baju melayu when u get Tan Sri.....from Dats Rite