In my column in Kosmo! last week, I predicted Lee Chong Wei will be awarded Datukship as the Penang Government wants to score points as well.
Historian Prof Datuk Dr Khoo Kay Kim is not in favour of bestowing the Datukship to athletes. He suggested a different honorific, like Wira for instance. Imagine addressing Chong Wei and Nicol David as Wira Chong Wei and Wirawati Nicol.
I tend to agree with Prof Kay Kim.
Read his take in Harian Metro here
Also read Sin Chew Daily's sharp observation on Chong Wei's new-found status here