KELANTAN

ORDERS & DECORATIONS

The Most Esteemed Family Order or, the Star of Yunus (Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat di-Hormati or, Bintang al-Yunusi): founded by Sultan Muhammad IV in 1916. Awarded in a single class (DK), limited to 25 recipients at any one time and reserved for Royalty.

The Royal Family Order - collar (1), sash (2), breast star (3) and badge (4)

The Most Illustrious Order of the Crown of Kelantan, or the Star of Muhammad (Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia, Bintang al-Muhammadi): founded by Sultan Muhammad IV in honour of Sultan Muhammad I in 1916. Awarded in three classes (1. Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka-SPMK limited to 40 recipients, 2. Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka-DPMK limited to 60 recipients, and 3. Commander or Paduka-PMK).
 

The Royal Order of the Crown of Kelantan.
Knight Grand Commander: collar (1), sash (2), breast star (3) and badge (4).
Knight Commander: breast star (5) and neck badg (6).
Commander: badge on a lady's bow (7).

The Most Illustrious Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan or, the Star of Ismail (Darjah Kebesaran Jiwa Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia, Bintang al-Ismaili): founded by Sultan Ismail in 1925. Awarded in three classes (1. Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka-SJMK limited to 50 recipients, 2. Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka-DJMK limited to 75 recipients, and 3. Companion or Setia-JMK).
 

The Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan.
Knight Grand Commander: collar (1), sash (2), breast star (3) and badge (4).
Knight Commander: breast star (5) and neck badg (6).

The Most Valiant Order of the Noble Crown of Kelantan or, the Star of Yahya (Darjah Kebesaran Kshatria Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Perkasa, Bintang al-Yahyawi): founded by Sultan Ismail II Petra in 1988. Awarded in three classes (1. Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka-SPKK limited to 40 recipients, 2. Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka-DPKK limited to 60 recipients, and 3. Commander or Paduka-PKK).
The Most Distinguished Order of the Loyalty to the Crown of Kelantan or, the Star of Ibrahim (Darjah Kebesaran Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang, Bintang al-Ibrahimi): founded by Sultan Yahya Petra on 10th December 1967. Awarded in five classes (1. Knight Grand Commander or Dato' Sri Paduka-SPSK limited to 50 recipients, 2. Knight Commander or Dato' Paduka-DPSK limited to 75 recipients, 3. Commander or Paduka-PSK, 4. Officer or Bentara-BSK, and 5. Member or Ahli-ASK) and a medal of merit (Pingat Setia Mahkota Kelantan-PS).
 

The Order of the Loyalty to the Crown of Kelantan.
Knight Grand Commander: collar (1), shoulder tie (2), breast star (3) and badge (4).

The Order of the Most Distinguished and Most Valiant Warrior (Darjah Pahlawan Yang Amat Gagah Perkasa Yang Amat Mulia): founded by Sultan Muhammad IV in 1919 as a reward for individual acts of supreme gallantry and valour. Awarded in one class (PYGP).
 

The Order of the Valiant Warrior

The Crown of Kelantan Decoration (Sri Mahkota Kelantan): founded by Sultan Muhammad IV in 1916 as a reward for those whose civil services do not qualify for the ordinary classes of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan. Awarded in a single class (SMK). In reality this decoration functions as the fourth class of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan.
The Sri Kelantan Decoration (Sri Kelantan): founded by Sultan Muhammad IV in 1916 as a reward for those whose services do not qualify for the oridnary classes of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan. Awarded in a single class (SK). Originally a military decoration which now functions essentially as the fifth class of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan.
The Ahli Kelantan Decoration (Ahli Kelantan): founded by Sultan Ismail in 1925 as a reward for those whose services do not qualify for the oridinary classes of the Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan. Awarded in a single class (AK). In reality this decoration functions as the fourth class of the Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan.

Sri Kelantan Decoration (L) and Ahli Kelantan Decoration (R)

The Meritorious Service Medal (Pingat Bakti): instituted y Sultan Ismail in 1925 as a reward for general service and awarded principally to military officers. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal (PB).
The Loyal Service Medal (Pingat Ta'at): instituted y Sultan Ismail in 1925 as a reward for long service awarded principally to military personnel. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal (PT).
The Good Conduct Medal (Pingat Perangai Baik): instituted by Sultan Ismail in 1925 to reward long service and good conduct in government service. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal (PPB).
 

The Meritorious Service Medal-PB, Medal of Loyalty to the Crown of Kelantan-PS, Loyal Service Medal-PT and the Good Conduct Medal-PPB.

The State Council Inauguration Medal (Pingat Pembuka'an Meshuarat): instituted by Sultan Muhammad IV to commemorate the opening of the inauguration of the first Kelantan State Council in 1939. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal (PPM).
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The State Council Inauguration Medal (L) and the Coronation Medals of Sultan Ibrahim (C) and Sultan Yahya Petra (R).

The Sultan Ibrahim Coronation Medal (Pingat Kemahkota'an Sultan Ibrahim): instituted by Sultan Ibrahim to commemorate his Coronation on 25th October 1944. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal.
The Sultan Yahya Petra Coronation Medal (Pingat Kemahkota'an Sultan Yahya Petra): instituted by Sultan Yahya Petra on 17th July 1961 to commemorate his Coronation. Awarded in two classes (1. Gold - for rulers, and 2. Silver - for ordinary recipients).
The Sultan Ismail Petra Coronation Medal (Pingat Kemahkota'an Sultan Ismail Petra): instituted by Sultan Ismail II to commemorate his Coronation on 30th March 1980. Awarded in two classes (1. Gold - for rulers, and 2. Silver - for ordinary recipients).
The Silver Jubilee Medal (Pingat Jubli Perak): instituted by Sultan Ismail II to commemorate his Silver Jubilee on 30th March 2005. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal (PJP).
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