26 Aug – Despite having been granted Datukship, Search's frontman Amy vows to not change who he is as a person.
The singer, who was awarded the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM) in conjunction with the 73rd birthday celebration of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka, Tun Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam, on 24 August, stated that the honour is a reminder for him to be more responsible as a role model and public figure.
"This recognition is not for me individually, but rather, for all musicians and artistes, and the entertainment industry as a whole," he said. "I am still Amy Search, the rock singer that you all know."
Amy was the only artist who received the honorary degree in the list of honorees that include the late Mohd Diya, the Senior Fire Officer II from the Melaka Central Fire and Rescue Station (BBP), who died in a flood rescue operation last year.
(Photo Source: Amy Search Instagram)