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Rizalman and Bernard Chandran conferred with Dato' and Dato' Sri titles

The Malaysian fashion designers were awarded yesterday in a ceremony at Istana Abu Bakar

By Andrea Tim | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Rizalman & Chandran
Photo: Rizalman; Bernard Chandran

In conjunction with the 86th birthday of the Sultan of Pahang DYMM Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Malaysian fashion designers Rizalman Ibrahim and Bernard Chandran have been awarded the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang and Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang respectively.

With their new awards, Rizalman now carries the title Dato' while Bernard carries the title Dato' Sri. The ceremony took place yesterday at the Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan, Pahang.

In an official statement sent to ELLE by his representative, Rizalman expressed his gratitude and said that he hopes this will inspire young designers in Malaysia to bring the nation's fashion industry to greater heights. In a recent Instagram post, he also thanked everyone that has ever played a part in making him who he is today, including his family, school teachers, friends, colleagues and friends.

Bernard, who has held the title Datuk since 2006, told Bernama: "I am honoured and grateful to receive this award. Things have changed as nowadays, artistes are also recognised for their services and contributions to society. This is truly an inspiration for me, my children and everybody out there to do what they believe in, with passion and love. Give your best efforts and this will come naturally."

A huge congratulations to the two of you!

 

HONOURED AND GREATFUL TO TUANKU SULTAN AND SULTANAH OF PAHANG

A photo posted by Bernard Chandran (@bernardchandran) on

 

 

Mungkin selama ini saya tidak pernah mengeluarkan kata2 bagi mengalung budi kepada setiap individu yang Allah swt telah tetapkan untuk bertemu di dalam perjalanan hidup saya. Betapa hebatnya sistem lingkaran qada dan qadar yang berlaku dalam setiap kehidupan seseorang individu itu, baik yang datangnya baik atau buruk dari segi sifatnya.. Semuanya adalah kebaikkan semata. Betapa bertemunya kedua ibubapa saya hingga melahirkan zuriat mereka yang bernama Rizalman, bidan yang menyambut, keseluruhan adik beradik yang menjaga kebajikan saya dari kecil hingga dewasa, jiran yang membantu kala susah, pemandu bas yang membawa saya ke sekolah, guru2 yang mendidik, kawan2 yang membakar semangat, batalion pekerja yang menyokong syarikat untuk berdaya maju, kenalan peminat di Instagram serta Facebook yang tidak berhenti berzikir melontarkan doa serta hilaian ketawa anak2 sebagai suri hati. Kepada semua saya ucapkan jutaan terima kasih kerana melihat bakat,pengorbanan serta senantiasa setia berada di sisi saya. Hari ini,hari di mana Allah telah mengangkat darjah dan pangkat saya di dunia. Moga Allah akan mengangkat pangkat dan darjah saya sebegini jua di Akhirat kelak.

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