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State Orders, Decorations and Medals
The Bintang Keberanian Kedah (the Kedah Star for Valour)

The Darjah Kerabat (D.K.)

The Darjah Kerabat Halimi (D.K.H)

The Darjah Utama Kedah (D.U.K.)

The Bintang Perkasa Kedah (The Kedah Gallantry Star - B.P.K)

The Seri Paduka Mahkota Kedah (S.P.M.K.)

The Seri Setia DiRaja Kedah (S.S.D.K.)

The Dato' Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah (D.H.M.S.)

The Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah (D.P.M.K.)

The Dato’ Setia DiRaja Kedah (D.S.D.K.)

The Pingat Perkasa Kedah (The Kedah Gallantry Medal - P.P.K.)

The Pingat Sultan Badlishah (The Sultan Badlishah Medal - P.S.B.)

The Bintang Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (The Excellent Service Star - B.C.K.)

The Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (The Excellent Service Medal - P.C.K)

The Bintang Kebaktian Masyarakat (B.K.M.)

The Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (P.J.K.)

The Bintang Perkhidmatan Lama (The Long Service Star)

The Pingat Perkhidmatan Lama (The Long Service Medal)


Introduction

The State of Kedah Darul Aman's Orders, Medals and Decorations are usually conferred on those who have performed dedicated and meritorious services, which are congruent to their standings, to the State and Nation. The qualifications for one to merit a conferment of Honours, Stars and Medals are explained in the following paragraphs:


The Bintang Keberanian Kedah (the Kedah Star for Valour)

This Medal is the highest and the most senior in rank. This honour is conferred on members of the Armed Forces and the Police, who have shown exceptional bravery and have performed deeds of valour demonstrating the highest degree of self-sacrifice. There should be at least two witnesses to a candidate's deed. This award may be conferred posthumously.


The Darjah Kerabat (D.K.)

The Darjah Kerabat is reserved for members of the Royal Family only. It is conferred only at the express wish of His Highness the Sultan.

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The Darjah Kerabat Halimi (D.K.H)

The Darjah Kerabat Halimi is also reserved for members of the Royal Family only. It is also conferred at the express wish of His Highness the Sultan.


The Darjah Utama Kedah (D.U.K.)

This is the highest Order to be conferred on those who have performed meritorious deeds with full responsibility to the nation for a stated number of years. It is conferred on those of high position and wide influence. This Order may be held by only three living persons at one time, and it is seldom conferred.


The Bintang Perkasa Kedah (The Kedah Gallantry Star - B.P.K)

This Medal is awarded to ranking members of the Armed Forces and the Police who have shown and performed acts of gallantry and bravery which could not be recognised to have merited the B.K.K. This Medal may be awarded posthumously.


The Seri Paduka Mahkota Kedah (S.P.M.K.)

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.

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The Seri Setia DiRaja Kedah (S.S.D.K.)

This Order is conferred on those of high position who are well known for their excellence in the performance of their duties to the State and Nation, in whatever field. This Order may be held by only 25 persons at one time, and recipients are honoured with the title, "Dato' Seri".


The Dato' Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah (D.H.M.S.)

The Order is conferred on those in high positions who have performed meritorious services to the State and Nation. Its recipients are dubbed with the title, "Dato' Paduka"


The Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah (D.P.M.K.)

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.


The Dato' Setia DiRaja Kedah (D.S.D.K.)

This Order ranks second to the Darjah Yang Mulia Seri Setia. It is conferred on those in high positions, exercising great influence, who have performed, with great responsibility, much excellent service to the State and Nation. The conferment of this Order is limited to 150 persons only. For government servants, this Order is only given to those in the Management and Professional level or those of similar status.

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The Pingat Perkasa Kedah (The Kedah Gallantry Medal - P.P.K.)

This medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers of the Armed Forces and the Police who have shown or performed some deed which could be considered brave and gallant and has been deemed eligible to be so recognised, but which is not of a standard to be conferred the B.K.K. This award may be given posthumously.


The Pingat Sultan Badlishah (The Sultan Badlishah Medal - P.S.B.)

This medal is awarded to those who have served in positions closest to His Highness the Sultan with great faith and loyalty. His Highness the Sultan may award this medal to anyone he chooses without the need for any formal candidacy.


The Bintang Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (The Excellent Service Star - B.C.K.)

This Decoration is awarded as a reward for persons who have shown excellence in the performance of their service, who have performed good deeds and shown much dedication in the performance of their duties, and who have also surpassed expectations in the performance of their duties. This award is given to officers or those of similar rank.


The Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (The Excellent Service Medal - P.C.K)

This Medal is awarded as a reward for persons who have shown excellence in the performance of their service, who have performed good deeds and shown much dedication in the performance of their duties, and have also surpassed expectations in the performance of their duties. This award is given to members of the non-executive and below and to those of equivalent status.

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The Bintang Kebaktian Masyarakat (B.K.M.)

This Decoration is awarded to those who have performed great deeds and much excellent service voluntarily. It is awarded to those not in the government service. However, government servants may be considered for this award if deemed qualified.


The Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (P.J.K.)

This Medal is awarded to those who have performed good services and have shown faith and loyalty in the performance of their duties to the State and Nation in whatever field.


The Bintang Perkhidmatan Lama (The Long Service Star)

This Decoration is awarded to a Government Official with an "officer" status, who has served for 21 years continuously, provided that he has a clean record of service.


The Pingat Perkhidmatan Lama (The Long Service Medal)

This medal is awarded to Government Servants in the non-executive level and below who have served the government for 21 years continuously, provided that they have a clean record of service.

   
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