Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah

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Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah
Darjah Yang Maha Mulia Sri Mahkota Kedah
Awarded by Flag of Kedah.svg Sultan of Kedah
Type Order
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Abdul Halim of Kedah
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight Grand Commander (SPMK) , Knight Commander (DPMK) , Companion (SMK) , Member (AMK)
Established 21 February 1964
Precedence
Next (higher) State of Kedah Star of Gallantry
Next (lower) Order of Loyalty to the Royal House of Kedah
MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Knight Grand Commander (SPMK).svg
Ribbon bar of the order [1]

The Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah (Bahasa Melayu: Darjah Yang Maha Mulia Sri Mahkota Kedah) [2] is an honorific order of the Sultanate of Kedah

History[edit]

It was founded by Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah on 21 February 1964.[2]

Classes[edit]

It is awarded in four classes:[2]

  • Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka Mahkota Kedah - SPMK
    • The male titular has right to the prefix Dato' Seri and his wife, to the prefix Toh Puan
  • Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah - DPMK
    • The male titular has right to the prefix Dato' and his wife, to the prefix Datin
  • Companion or Setia Mahkota Kedah - SMK
  • Member or Ahli Mahkota Kedah - AMK
Ribbon
SPMK DPMK SMK AMK
MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Knight Grand Commander (SPMK).svg MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Knight Commander (DPMK).svg MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Companion (SMK).svg MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Member (AMK).svg
Former ribbon pattern
. Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah Yang Amat Mulia (DPMK).jpg . .

Award conditions[edit]

  • Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka - SPMK.
    This Order is conferred on those of high position and standing who are well known for their excellence in the performance of their duties, in whatever field of service, to the State and the Nation. The recipient is dubbed with the title, "Dato' Seri". This is considered the highest Order, and it may be held by only 20 persons at one time. [3]
  • Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka - DPMK
    This Order ranks second to the Darjah Yang Mulia Seri Mahkota, and is conferred on those who have, for a number of years, performed meritorious deeds with great responsibility to the State and Nation. It is awarded to those of high position and great influence. Conferment of this Order is limited to 100 persons only. For government officers, this Order is only given to those in the Management and Professional level or those of similar status. [3]

Insignia[edit]

  • Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka - SPMK . Photo.[3]
    The insignia is composed of a collar, a badge hanging from a sash and a breast star.
  • Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka - DPMK. Photos : Men & Women [3]
    The former insignia was composed of a badge hanging from a sash with reversed colours to make a difference, and a breast star.
    The current insignia of a male titular is composed of a badge hanging from a collar sash and a breast star
    The current insignia of a female titular is composed of a badge hanging from a breast knot and a breast star
  • Companion or Setia - SMK. Photos : Men & Women [3]
    The insignia of a male titular is composed of a badge hanging from a collar sash.
    The insignia of a female titular is composed of a badge hanging from a breast knot.
  • Member or Ahli - AMK. Photos : Kedah [3] & RA [2]
    The insignia is composed of a badge hanging from a ribbon.

Notable recipients[edit]

Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah:[4]

  • MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Knight Grand Commander (SPMK).svg Founding Grand Master and Knight Grand Commander (SPMK, with title : Dato' Seri) of the Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah (SPMK-DPMK-SMK-AMK, since 21 Feb. 1964)

Members of the Royal Family of Kedah :

  • MY-KED Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah - Knight Grand Commander (SPMK).svg Knight Grand Commander of the Exalted Order of the Crown of Kedah with title : Dato' Seri (SPMK, Max. 20 pers.)
    • late Tuanku Bahiyah DMN SMN DK DKH SPMK (1st wife of the Sultan Abdul Halim) (SPMK, 19.2.1971) [5]
    • Tunku Abdul Malik, Raja Muda DK DKH DMK SPMK PSB (1st younger brother of the Sultan and heir prince of Kedah) (SPMK, 29.2.1964) [5]
    • Tunku Annuar, Tunku Bendahara PSM DKH DMK SPMK SSDK PSB (2nd ygr br. of the Sultan and head of the Regency Council 2011) (SPMK) [5][6]
    • Tunku Hamidah SPMK SSDK SMS (eldest daughter of Sultan Badlishah of Kedah) (SPMK, 17.7.2008)

Lists of recipients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colecciones Militares, Kedah 1
  2. ^ a b c d Royal Ark, Kedah Orders and decorations
  3. ^ a b c d e f Royal Official Website, Order of the Crown of Kedah (SPMK & co), Details on conferment conditions - list as of 2003 - photos
  4. ^ Photo of Sultan Abdul Halim and Sultanah Haminah
  5. ^ a b c The Royal Ark, Kedah genealogical details, p11
  6. ^ Members of the Regency Council of Kedah