Order of precedence in Sarawak

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The Sarawak order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the state of Sarawak. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a state nature.

Order of precedence[edit]

Order of precedence in Sarawak is as follows:[1]

No. Description
1 His Excellency the Governor
2 The Right Honourable Chief Minister
3 Former Governors
4 Knight Grand Commanders of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of Sarawak (SBS)
5 Former Chief Ministers
6 Honourable Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
7 Knight Grand Commanders of the Most Illustrious Order of the Star of Hornbill (DP)
8 Honourable Federal Ministers
9 Honourable Ministers of State
10 Their Excellencies Ambassadors and High Commissioners
11 Former Governors of other states
12
  • The Right Honourable Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak
  • Honourable Judges of the Court of Appeal
13 Honourable State Secretary
14 Honourable Judges and Judicial Commissioners of the High Court
15 Honourable Federal Deputy Ministers
16 Honourable Assistant Ministers of State
17 Foreign consuls
18 Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the State (PMN)
19 Knight Commanders of the Most Illustrious Order of the Star of Hornbill (DA)
20 Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (PSM)
21 Federal Secretary to the State
22 State Attorney-General
23 State Financial Secretary
24 Deputy State Secretaries
25 Chairman of State Public Service Commission
26 Chairman of State Islamic Affairs Council
27 State Mufti
28 City Mayors
29 Commander of the 2nd Navy Region
30 State Police Commissioner
31 Grand Commanders of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of Sarawak (PNBS)
32 Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Meritorious Service (PJN)
33 Grand Commanders of the Most Illustrious Order of the Star of Hornbill (PGBK)
34 Datuks from other states
35 Members of the Order of Meritorious Service to Sarawak (DJBS)
36 Commanders of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of Sarawak (PSBS)
37 Honourable Senators
38 Honourable Members of the House of Representatives
39 Honourable Members of the Legislative Assembly
40 Honorary foreign representatives
41 Resident of Kuching Division
42 Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
43 Chairpersons of Municipal Councils
44 Deputy State Attorney-General
45 Deputy State Financial Secretary
46 Permanent Secretaries of State Ministries
47 Residents of Divisions
48 Deputy Vice Chancellors of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
49 Director of public higher education institutions in Sarawak
50 Chairpersons of boards and corporations
51 Deputy State Police Commissioner
52 Army brigadiers
53 Commander of 4th Air Division
54 Head of government departments and General Managers of government-owned companies
55 Political secretaries

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohd. Tohar, Mokhtar; M. Basri, Ahmad Fawzi. Protokol di Malaysia: Tradisi dan Amalan (2nd ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.