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Order of the Crown of Johor

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Type  Order
Established  31 July 1886
Status  Currently constituted
Sovereign  Ibrahim Ismail of Johor
Grades  Knight Grand Commander (SPMJ) Knight Commander (DPMJ) Companion (SMJ)
Next (higher)  Royal Family Order of Johor

The Most Illustrious Order of the Crown of Johor, or Seri Paduka Mahkota Johor, is a chivalrous medal awarded by the Sultan of Johor. It was first instituted July 31, 1886.


It is awarded in three classes:

  • Knight Grand Commander (Dato' Sri Paduka-S.P.M.J.),
  • Knight Commander (Dato' Paduka-D.P.M.J.) and
  • Companion (Setia-S.M.J.).
  • Male recipients of these royal awards, the Dato' Sri Paduka Mahkota Johor (SPMJ) and the Dato' Paduka Mahkota Johor (DPMJ) are entitled to be addressed with the honorary title “Dato” (equivalent to ‘Sir’) and their female spouse “Datin” (equivalent to ‘Lady’). Female recipients are given the honorary title Datin Paduka (equivalent to 'Dame') but there is no accompanying title for their male spouse.

    The Order of the Crown of Johor is the oldest royal order in the country, introduced some 30 years before any of the other Malaysian royal households introduced a similar order. The awards are bestowed based on three main criteria namely; loyalty, meticulous service and diligence. Since these royal awards were first conferred in 1886, only 712 individuals have been honoured, an average of only five honours per year making it reputedly the rarest and hence most prestigious ‘Datoship’ (or knighthood) to get in Malaysia. Awards are conferred at His Majesty's discretion, in conjunction with the birthday of HRH the Sultan of Johor. The annual Honours List is published in most mainstream Malaysian media and newspapers.

    Dato' Sri Paduka - S.P.M.J

  • Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • Dato' Tan Hiok Nee
  • Dato' Toh Ah Boon
  • Abdul Ghani Othman
  • Dato' Jaafar Muhammad
  • Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
  • Puan Sri Datin Paduka Norainee Abdul Rahman
  • Dato Amar DiRaja Abdul Rahman Andak
  • Dato' Paduka - D.P.M.J

  • Tan Cheng Lock
  • Toh Ah Boon
  • T. Sachithanandan
  • Setia - S.M.J.

  • Wong Ah Fook
  • Lim Ah Siang
  • Abdul Ghani Othman
  • Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
  • References

    Order of the Crown of Johor Wikipedia

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