So our spaceflight participant predictably got his datukship.
It feels like a let-down to compare his efforts (if you can call it that) to that of Nicol David, who is a world champion in her own right.
As for Sheikh Muszaphar... what did he do? Eat Malaysian food in space?
I've been pretty hard on the man. It was never personal, but I felt the entire space programme was a gross misuse of funds for a lack of purpose.
In light of our current economic situation, with petrol prices rising and the inflation rate sky-rocketing, it was such a waste of money.