Order of Merit (Malaysia)
Insignia of the Order of Merit
|Awarded by Yang di-Pertuan Agong|
|Type||Order of Honour|
|Eligibility||Malaysian citizen only|
|Awarded for||Made significant contributions in art, science or humanity and are renowned at national and international level.|
|Motto||Bakti Untuk Negara
(English: Serve for Nation)
|Established||26 June 1975|
|First awarded||7 June 2008|
|Last awarded||6 June 2009|
|maximum 10 persons|
|Next (higher)||The Most Distinguished Royal Family Order of Loyalty|
|Next (lower)||Gallantry decorations|
Ribbon bar of the Order
The Order of Merit (Darjah Bakti) is a Malaysian federal award presented for those who have made significant contributions in art, science or humanity and are renowned at national and international level. This award was instituted on 26 June 1975.
About the award
This order does not carry any title and is conferred on Malaysian citizens only. The recipients are those who have made significant contributions in art, science or humanity and are renowned at national and international level. It is awarded to ten recipients only and to date there have only been two recipients. It is worn around the neck.
The badge of the Order of Merit is round. On the surface is a white circle with the Malaysian Crest engraved in the centre and surmounted by the slogan "Bakti Untuk Negara" (English: Serve the Nation). The circle is enclosed by another circle and in between the two circles are five-pointed stars enclosed by a crescent moon. The badge suspends from a ribbon which has green and yellow stripes. The narrow stripes are yellow while the broader stripes are green.
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- "Nicol David dikurnia Darjah Bakti, cipta sejarah" (in Malay). 7 June 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
- "Chong Wei Receives Darjah Bakti Award". 6 June 2009. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012.