The Pahang Palace has revoked and stripped fugitive businessman Liow Soon Hee or Nicky Liow of the Darjah Kebesaran Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) and “Datuk Seri” title with immediate effect.
State Secretary Datuk Seri Sallehuddin Ishak said also revoked and stripped was the datukship and the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) of his brother, Liow Wei Loon.
“The revocation of the awards was made on the order issued by the Sultan of Pahang and the nominees are not allowed to use any titled bestowed previously.
“The nominees must also return the awards to the State Secretary’s Office in line with the Pahang Emblems, Titles or Awards Enactment,” he said in a statement here today.
Sallehuddin said the letter of award revocation was sent to the nominees last Wednesday.
On April 9, Nicky and his brother were charged in absentia at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court in Selangor for alleged involvement in an organised crime group.
An Interpol Red Notice has also been issued to locate and arrest Nicky, who is also the founder of the Winter Dynasty Group.
Fugitive businessman Nicky Liow’s Datuk Seri title has been immediately revoked by the Pahang Palace, according to Bernama.
Liow, 33, is wanted by police on suspicion of being involved in organised crime such as fraud syndicates and money laundering. Interpol has issued a red notice for his arrest.
Police have arrested 68 individuals believed to be members of Liow’s gang while also seizing 16 luxury vehicles, including a Rolls-Royce and five Alphards, and foreign currency totalling over RM7 million in 70 raids conducted between March 20 and March 28.
It was previously revealed that Liow had informants within the police force. A former deputy public prosecutor was also believed to be among those who leaked information on a police operation aimed at arresting Liow.
Last week, a senior police officer was arrested over alleged ties to Liow, with Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay expecting more personnel within the force to be detained.