Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Oppss I almost forgot to congratulate my dearest mom on her latest achievement.

Congratulations dearest Pn Siti Halimah Ismail for being conferred the award of Companion of the Order of the Defender of the Realm (Johan Mangku Negara).

The Johan Mangku Negara is the third rank award of the Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negara. It does not carry any title. Recipients are limited to 700 only, excluding foreign citizens who receive it as an honorary award. The Order is conferred on those with high social standing and who have shown meritorious service and are in the Super scale ‘A’ and ‘B’ or its equivalent. However, under special circumstances an officer lower than the Super scale ‘A’ and ‘B’ can become eligible for the award.

The badge of the Johan Mangku Negara is an eleven-pointed star made of gold-plated silver. Each point is white and in between are a star and crescent moon. They are made of gold-plated silver. In the centre of the star is a white circle decorated with carvings of the Malaysian Royal Crown. The badge has a radius of 2¼ inches. It suspends from a ribbon which is of the same colour as that of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realm but has narrower stripes. The badge is worn around the neck. The badge for women has a ribbon which is tied in a bow. The badge suspends from the bow and is pinned to the chest. The Companion of the Order of the Defender of the Realm was instituted on 16 August 1958 and was gazetted on 21 August 1958.
source: Malaysian Monarchy

Please know that we are VERY proud of you, ma!! Love you always and forever!!

for the full list of recipients, see this article

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