Order of precedence in Penang

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The Penang order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the state of Penang. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a state nature.

Order of precedence

Order of precedence in Penang[1] is as follows:

No. Description
1 His Majesty the King
2 Her Majesty the Queen
3 His Excellency the Governor
4 Her Excellency the Governor's Spouse
5 Their Royal Highnesses Rulers and their Spouses
6 Their Royal Highnesses Regents
7 Their Excellencies Governors of other States and their Spouses
8 The Right Honourable Prime Minister
9 The Right Honourable Deputy Prime Minister
10 The Right Honourable Chief Minister
11 Their Highnesses Crown Princes and Heirs of States
12 Their Highnesses Rulers' Representatives
13 Former Governors (currently none)
14 Former Chief Ministers (ordered by departure from office):
  1. Dr. Koh Tsu Koon (11 March 2008)
  2. Lim Guan Eng (14 May 2018)
15 Grand Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (SMN)
16 Grand Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (SSM)
17 Grand Commanders of the Order of the Defender of State (DUPN)
18 The Right Honourable Chief Justice
19 Honourable President of the Senate
20 Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives
21 The Right Honourable Chief Ministers of other States
22 Honourable Deputy Chief Ministers
23 Honourable Federal Ministers
24 Chief Secretary to the Government
25 Their Excellencies High Commissioners, Ambassador and Chargé d'Affaires
26 The Right Honourable Chief Judge of Malaya
27 Honourable Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
28 Their Honours Judges of the High Court
29 Their Honours Judicial Commissioners
30 Honourable State Secretary
31 Honourable Members of the Executive Council
32 Honourable State Legal Adviser
33 Honourable State Financial Officer
34 Honourable State Mufti
35 Commanders of the Order of the Defender of State (DGPN)
  • Honourable Deputy President of the Senate
  • Honourable Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives
  • Honourable Federal Deputy Ministers
  • Honourable Deputy Chief Ministers of other States
37 Honourable Parliamentary Secretaries
38 Honourable Ministers of States of Sabah and Sarawak, and Members of other State Executive Councils
39 Honourable Members of the Legislative Assembly
40 Honourable Senators
41 Honourable Members of the House of Representatives
42 Honourable Members of other State Legislative Assemblies
43 Foreign consuls in the State
44 Commander of the 2nd Division
45 State Chief Police
46 Companions of the Order of the Defender of State (DMPN)
47 Officers of the Order of the Defender of State (DSPN)
48 Senior Federal and State Government Officers in the State
49 Members of the Order of the Defender of State (DJN)
50 Members of the Distinguished Service Star (BCN)
51 Justices of the Peace

See also


  1. ^ Mohd. Tohar, Mokhtar; M. Basri, Ahmad Fawzi (2010). Protokol di Malaysia: Tradisi dan Amalan. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. pp. 383–385.