SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

May 12, 2008 13:12 ET

World Affairs Council of Orange County Member of Executive Board and Board of Trustees, Timor S. Rafiq, Was Awarded the DATO' PADUKA MAHKOTA PERAK (D.P.M.P.) Designation, by His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak, Malaysia

ORANGE COUNTY, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - On April 19, 2008, Timor S. Rafiq, who lives in Orange County and serves on the Executive Board and Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Orange County, was awarded the DATO' PADUKA MAHKOTA PERAK (D.P.M.P.) designation by HRH The Sultan of Perak, Malaysia. Perak is one of 13 States in Malaysia. The DPMP award translates to The Order of Chivalry of the Royal Crown of Perak. This award is limited to 100 living individuals and is normally bestowed to those who have contributed to the State with honor. On his birthday, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak confers upon selected individuals The Royal Awards and Medals. His Royal Highness presented the award on his 80th birthday. The awards are given to subjects and peoples who have done good deeds for the State of Perak. To qualify for this Award an individual must have great influence in their respective position for the good of the State. The recipient of the DPMP Award carries the title of Dato' (Sir).

The award ceremony was held at the Istana Iskandariah, which is the royal palace of the Perak Sultanate and the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. The palace is located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, in the State of Perak.

Timor S. Rafiq is an active member of the Executive Board and the Ways and Means Committee of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. He is the President of Rafiq & Associates, Inc. and the CEO of Viable Ventures International, LLC. The World Affairs Council of Orange County would like to congratulate Timor Rafiq for receiving this prestigious award. For more information, please contact Timor at rafiqtimor@msn.com.

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