The definition of a dato is a tribal chief in the Philippines & Malaysia. An example of a dato is Dato Seri Kong Cho Ha, the Minister of Transport in Malaysia.
What is Dato award?
Dato Sri. Dato’ Sri or Dato’ Seri is the highest state title conferred by the Ruler on the most deserving recipients who have contributed greatly to the nation or state. It ranks below the federal title Tun and is an honour equivalent to federal title Tan Sri. The wife of a recipient is Datin Sri.
What is the highest federal title in Malaysia?
The highest title in this classification is Tun (wife receives the title of Toh Puan) – and is given out to an individual who has contributed to the country honourably. The most notable holder of this rank is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia.
How many Dato Sri are there in Malaysia?
These titles are bestowed by the King on the recommendation of the federal government and are controlled. They do not exceed a certain number at any one-time. o To date, a total of 500 “Tuns” and “Tan Sri’s have been given out to Malaysians in Malaysia . o There are currently 36 surviving Tuns and 458 Tan Sris.
How do you address a Dato in Malaysia?
These titles such as Dato’, Datuk or Tan Sri are equivalent to the British ‘sir’ and should always be used in written or verbal addresses. For example, Dato’ Razak bin Osman would be used in the written form but in introducing him, you would refer to him as Dato’ Razak.
What Dato means?
noun, plural da·tos [dah-tohz; Spanish dah-taws], (in the Philippines) a native chief. the headman of a barrio or of a Malay tribe.
What is YM title in Malaysia?
YM (Yang Mulia) other princes/princesses.