Malaysian order of precedence
The Malaysian order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the Government of Malaysia. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a federal or national nature.
Malaysian Prime Minister's Department issued a twenty-first Order of Precedence for Malaysia on 13 November 2014.
Malaysian order of precedence
As at 13 November 2014, Malaysian order of precedence is as follows:
|1||His Majesty the King|
|2||Her Majesty the Queen|
|3||Rulers and Acting Ruler(s) of States —
|4||Governors of States —|
|5||Former Queen (receiving royal remuneration from the Federal Government)
— Her Royal Highness Tengku Permaisuri Siti Aishah of Selangor
|6||The Right Honourable Prime Minister|
|7||The Right Honourable Deputy Prime Minister|
|7A||Heirs of States —
|8||Members of the Order of the Crown of State (DMN)|
|9||Grand Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the State (SMN)|
|10||Former Prime Ministers —|
|11||Former Deputy Prime Ministers —|
|12||Grand Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (SSM)|
|12A||Royal Representatives of Negeri Sembilan —|
|13||The Right Honourable Chief Justice|
|14||Honourable President of the Senate|
|15||Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives|
|16||Honourable Federal Ministers|
|17||Chief Secretary to the Government|
|17A||The Right Honourable Chief Ministers of States|
|18||The Right Honourable President of the Court of Appeal|
|19||The Right Honourable Chief Judge of the High Court of Malaya|
|20||The Right Honourable Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak|
|22||Chief of Armed Forces|
|23||Inspector-General of Police|
|24||Director-General of Public Services|
|26||The Right Honourable Chief Justice of Sharia Court|
|27||Honourable Deputy President of the Senate|
|28||Honourable Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives|
|29||Honourable Leader of the Opposition|
|30||Honourable Federal Deputy Ministers|
|31||Their Excellencies High Commissioners, Ambassadors, Ministers Plenipotentiary and Charge d'affaires|
|32||Their Honours Judges of the Federal Court|
|33||Their Honours Judges of the Court of Appeal|
|34||Honourable Parliamentary Secretaries|
|35||Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the State (PMN)|
|36||Officers of Grade Turus (Higher) 1 and 2|
|37||Chairman of Government Official Ceremonies|
|38||Secretaries-General of Federal Ministries|
|39||Officers of Grade Turus 3|
|40||Chairpersons of Commissions established by virtue of the Federal Constitution|
|41||Their Honours Judges of the High Court and Judicial Commissioners|
|42||Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (PSM)|
|43||Governor of the Central Bank|
|44||Keeper of the Rulers' Seal|
|45||Comptroller of the National Palace|
— His Highness Ungku Abdul Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid
|46A||Honourable Deputy Chief Ministers of States|
|46B||Honourable Speaker of State Legislative Assemblies|
|48||Honourable Members of the House of Representatives|
|49||Honourable Judges of the Sharia Court of Appeal|
|50||Chief of Army|
|51||Chief of Navy|
|52||Chief of Air Forces|
|53||Deputy Inspector-General of Police|
|54||Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Meritorious Service (PJN)|
|55||Commanders of the Most Distinguished Royal Family Order of Loyalty (PSD)|
|56||Officers of Grade JUSA (Super) A|
|57||Vice Chancellors of Universities|
|57A||Honourable Members of State Executive Councils, and Ministers of State of Sabah and Sarawak|
|58||Officers of Grade JUSA B|
|58A||Recipients of National Fellow Award|
|59||His Excellency United Nations Resident Representative|
|60||Officers of Grade JUSA C|
|60A||Honourable Members of State Legislative Assemblies|
|61||Companions of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the State (JMN)|
|62||Companions of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (JSM)|
|63||Companions of the Most Distinguished Royal Family Order of Loyalty (JSD)|
|64||Officers of Grade 54|
|66||Officers of Grade 52|
|67||Consul Generals of countries without diplomatic representation|
- As a courtesy, wives and husbands of those in the order are entitled to their spouse's rank.
- A person with two positions in the order will take the highest one.
- Persons not mentioned in this Order will take precedence according to the current practice subject to such special guidance as may be given by the Prime Minister's Department from time to time.
- If any doubt arises as to the application of this Order, references should be made to the Prime Minister's Department or, for diplomats, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- "Federal Order of Precedence" (PDF). Attorney-General's Chamber of Malaysia. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- They take precedence among themselves in accordance with Article 70 of the Federal Constitution.
- As he is the King, he is represented by the Council of Regency of Kedah, consisting of the Tunku Temenggong (as the Chair), the Tunku Laksamana and the Tunku Panglima Besar; all of them bear the title of His or Her Royal Highness. They took precedence after all substantive Rulers.
- He is the Deputy King and, normally, takes precedence over all Rulers and after the Queen.
- They take precedence according to the date of investiture. Honorary members take precedence after all full members.
- Members of the Judiciary take precedence among themselves according to Section 8 of Judicial Courts Act 1964.
- In their respective Ruler's or Governor's presence, they take precedence according to their respective Ruler's or Governor's precedence. Otherwise, they take precedence among themselves according to the date of appointment.
- They take precedence among themselves according to their respective grades and diplomatic usage.
- They take precedence among themselves according to the precedence of their respective Minister.
- They take precedence among themselves according to the date of appointment to their respective office bearing such Grade. Acting office bearers take precedence after all substantive office bearers.
- They take precedence according to their respective Grade and date of appointment.
- They take precedence among themselves according to the order assigned by the King.
- These include Military and Police officers, and Chairmen or Chief Executive of Federal Statutory Bodies equivalent to this Grade.
- These include Military and Police officers equivalent to this Grade.
- Malaysian order in precedence, in Malay.