Order of the Crown of the Realm

The Most Exalted Order of the Crown of the Realm (Malay: Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara) is a Malaysian federal award. It is ranked lower than the Order of the Royal Family of Malaysia.

Order of the Crown of the Realm
Awarded by

The Sovereign of Malaysia
TypeState Order
Established16 August 1958
RibbonYellow with a red central stripe and blue-edged white edge stripes.
Motto"Berpegang Tegoh Pada Allah"(old Malay)
(Faithful to God)
Awarded forthe Raja Permaisuri Agong (Queen) and Malaysian rulers, foreign Heads of State and other distinguished individuals.
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignYang di-Pertuan Agong
First induction1958[1]
Last induction2022
Total inductees45 Normal Recipients
66 Honorary Recipients
Next (higher)Order of the Royal Family of Malaysia[2]
Next (lower)Order of the Defender of the Realm[2]

The ribbon of the order

It should not be confused with the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia.

Classes and recipients

It has one rank and is conferred on 30 living recipients only at any time. It is conferred to the Queen of Malaysia and newly appointed Malay rulers in his state. Fifteen, out of the total, are conferred on foreign princes, foreign Heads of State and other distinguished individuals. It does not carry any title.[3]


The D.M.N. comprises a collar, a star, and a badge.

  • There are two sheathed kris crossed upright in the centre of the collar.
  • The nine-pointed star and the crescent moon of the award are made of gold.
  • The badge is a five-pointed star with the jawi verse of Allah on top of the crown, which has a crescent and motto "Berpegang Tegoh Pada Allah" below the crown. (The current spelling of the motto should be "Berpegang Teguh Pada Allah", but amendments of the new spelling is not made)
  • The sash is of yellow silk. In the centre are red stripes and the end is tied with a ribbon. The edges of the ribbon have white narrow stripes lying in between two blue stripes. The sash of the order is worn from the left shoulder to the right hip.

The Order was instituted on 16 August 1958 and gazetted on 21 August 1958.[3]


Official source


The recipients do not receive any title.

Honorary Recipients

D.M.N. (K)

The honorary recipients do not receive any title.


  1. "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  2. "PANDUAN PENCALONAN DKBPP 2018" (PDF). Bahagian Istiadat & Urusetia Persidangan Antarabangsa. Retrieved 2018-09-05. (in Malay)
  3. "Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara". Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
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