Order of Merit (Malaysia)

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Darjah Bakti
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Insignia of the Order of Merit
Awarded by Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Country Malaysia
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.
Status Currently issued
Motto Bakti Untuk Negara
(English: Serve for Nation)
Post-nominals D.B.
Statistics
Established 26 June 1975
First awarded 7 June 2008
Last awarded 6 June 2009
Total awarded 2
Distinct
recipients
maximum 10 persons
Precedence
Next (higher) The Most Distinguished Royal Family Order of Loyalty
Next (lower) Gallantry decorations
MY Darjah Bakti - Order of Merit of Malaysia - DB.svg
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.[1] This award was instituted on 26 June 1975.

About the award[edit]

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.

Recipients[edit]

Only Nicol Ann David[2] and Lee Chong Wei[3] received this Order of Merit in 2008 and 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darjah Bakti". National Library of Malaysia. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nicol David dikurnia Darjah Bakti, cipta sejarah" (in Malay). 7 June 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chong Wei Receives Darjah Bakti Award". 6 June 2009. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 

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