HRH Prince Omar Kiram Dux de Legazpi Duque de Vivar-Maniquiz Grand Prince and Prince Marshal & Grand Master of Royal Orders
The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah

Royal communiqué: Royal Grant of Knighthood as Datuk/ Knight of The Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah to The Honorable Datuk (Sir) Prof Dr Johan Potgieter (D.Litt, Ph.D, D.Sc, PrDTechMS, Reg DiagEng),KRSS.

24  February 2012

Royal Maimbung, Sulu

A Royal communiqué from His Royal Highness Prince Omar Kiram Dux de Legazpi Duque de Vivar-Maniquiz, Grand Prince & Prince Marshal & Grand Master of the Royal Orders.

“Be it hereby duly known with the most gracious Royal assent and approbation, and after due deliberation by the Royal Council which unanimously agreed and recommended to His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram the First, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, Head of Islam & Head of Sultanate, The 35th Reigning Sultan – for the select personage to be granted the illustrious and honorable rank and title of Datuk/ Knight Commander (KCRSS) of The Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah today.”

Citation reads:

Whereas, for exemplary achievements and personal contributions to better society and in bringing closer understanding between The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah, Philippines and Indonesia, and whereas for the upliftment of closer understanding and friendship between the Tausugs, Filipinos, and Indonesian people along with his support to His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram the First, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, and therefore the Royal grantee of honors and distinction shall become Datuk/ Knight of the Royal Order of Sulu & Sabah with immediate effect as from today herein before mentioned namely:

The Honorable Datuk (Sir) ) Prof Dr Johan Potgieter (D.Litt, Ph.D, D.Sc, PrDTechMS, Reg DiagEng),KRSS.

Further, the Honorable Knight named above is appointed to the position of the Royal Cultural Representative or Ambassador to South Africa for a period of five (5) years from the date hereof, unless otherwise revoked, and shall continue after the expiry date by mutual consent between the Royal Crown of Sulu & Sabah and the Royal Cultural Ambassador.

The personal Knightly coat of arms of The Honorable Datuk (Sir) ) Prof Dr Johan Potgieter (D.Litt, Ph.D, D.Sc, PrDTechMS, Reg DiagEng),KRSS is to be designed and marshaled by the Royal College of Arms for his sole and exclusive use as per Laws of Heraldry.

His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram the First thereafter ordered and issued a Royal Edict to be signed and sealed today at Royal Maimbung, Sulu this 24th day of February in the year 2012.

This Royal Edict appears as a matter of public records and to be made known accordingly and we congratulate the well deserving Royal awardee and grantee.

Note: This grant of Knighthood is free and without any fee or payment from the grantee as Knighthood is based on achievements and contributions to society and not the ability to pay for the recognition. We have over 200 Knights globally and no one paid any fee to us to receive the recognition as Knights and to be accepted in the Royal Orders from the beginning up to now. The grant is free.

Annaunced officially by:

The Hon. Datuk Sir MYR Agung Sidayu, Bt., DRK, KCRSS Royal Deputy Grand Master of the Royal Orders & Deputy Foreign Minister of The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah.

On behalf of :

HRH Prince Omar Kiram Dux de Legazpi Duque de Vivar-Maniquiz
Grand Prince & Prince Marshal & Grand Master of Royal Orders
The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah

Please take a look the officcial website of the RHSSS: http://www.royalsulu.com

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