Duli Yang Maha Mulia

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Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) is the royal title, equivalent to His Royal Highness, used to refer to state rulers in Malaysia.

The phrase is also the title of the state anthem of Selangor, Malaysia, adopted in 1967. The lyricist is unknown but the music is by Saiful Bahri.


The first state anthem of Selangor created in 1908, recomposed from a traditional song titled Chantek Manis. The recomposing was done by Daniel Ortego who was in charge. The original lyrics are:

Allah Selamatkan Duli Yang Maha Mulia,
Kekal Dan Selamat di-atas Takhta,
Panjangkan Umur dan Aman Sentosa,
Adil Mewah Murah Memerintah Rata,

However, in 1966 Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, the then Sultan of Selangor announced that the song will be replaced by the new song, which is now the present anthem. This anthem was the suggestion from the composition of the song by the then Director of Filem Negara Malaysia, Mr. Saiful Bahri when the Sultan paid a visit to its studio. The new anthem is named "Duli Yang Maha Mulia" until now.



Duli Yang Maha Mulia
Selamat di atas takhta
Allah lanjutkan usia Tuanku
Rakyat mohon restu bawah Duli Tuanku
Bahagia selama-lamanya
Aman dan sentosa
Duli Yang Maha Mulia

Literal English translation[edit]

Your Royal Highness
Safe on Your throne
May God grant you long life
The people ask for blessings
From you, The Highness
Forever fortunate
Peaceful and serene
Your Royal Highness

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