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Order of precedence in Sabah

Order of Kinabalu Malaysian order of precedence Cabinet of Sabah

The Sabah order of precedence is a hierarchy of important positions within the state of Sabah, Malaysia. It has no legal standing but is used by ceremonial protocol. The order of precedence is determined by the State Order of Precedence issued by the Sabah Chief Minister's Department. The latest one was issued on 1 September 1996 with amendments entered into force on 3 October 2003.[1] Unless otherwise noted, precedence among persons of equal rank is determined by seniority. As a general rule, spouses share the same rank with another and a person with two positions will take the highest one.

Details

The following lists precedence of offices and their holders as of September 2019.

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Heads and deputy heads of states
Members of the Federal and State Administrations
Members of the Federal and State Legislatures
Members of the Judiciary
Diplomats
Civil service, military and police members
Others

State-level ceremonies

Rank Position Incumbent (as of September 2019)
1 Governor Juhar Mahiruddin
2 Chief Minister Mohd. Shafie Apdal MP MLA, Minister of Finance
3 Former Governors By departure from office:
  1. Sakaran Dandai (31 December 2002)
  2. Ahmadshah Abdullah (31 December 2010)
4 Grand Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (SMN)[N 1] See above[N 2]
5 Grand Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (SSM)[N 1] None from Sabah
6 Former acting Governors and widows of former Governors Rahimah Stephens, widow of Mohammad Fuad Stephens
7 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Syed Abas Syed Ali
8 Deputy Chief Ministers
  1. Wilfred Madius Tangau MP, Minister of Trade and Industry
  2. Christina Liew Chin Jin MP MLA, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment
  3. Jaujan Sambakong MLA, Minister of Local Government and Housing
9 Federal Ministers No Federal Cabinet at the moment
10 Ministers of State
  1. Peter Anthony MLA, Minister of Infrastructural Development
  2. Junz Wong Hong Jun MLA, Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry
  3. Dr. Yusof Yacob MLA, Minister of Education and Innovation
  4. Ewon Benedick MLA, Minister of Rural Development
  5. Aidi Moktar MLA, Minister of Law and Native Affairs
  6. Frankie Poon Ming Fung MLA, Minister of People's Health and Wellbeing
  7. Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe MLA, Minister of Youth and Sports
11 Former Chief Ministers By departure from office:
  1. Peter Lo Sui Yin (12 May 1967)
  2. Mohd. Harris Salleh (22 April 1985)
  3. Joseph Pairin Kitingan (17 March 1994)
  4. Mohd. Salleh Mohd. Said (28 May 1996)
  5. Yong Teck Lee (28 May 1998)
  6. Bernard Giluk Dompok (14 March 1999)
  7. Osu Sukam (27 March 2001)
  8. Chong Kah Kiat (27 March 2003)
  9. Musa Aman MLA (12 May 2018)
12 Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Justice Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim
13 State Secretary Sr. Safar Untong
14 Federal Secretary to the State Samsuni Mohd. Nor
15 Army Eastern Field Commander Lieutenant General Zamrose Mohd. Zain
16 Navy Eastern Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Syed Zahrul Putra Syed Abdullah[2]
17 State Police Commissioner Zaini Jass
18 Task Force 450 Commander Major General Mohamad Khir Abdullah[3]
19 Deputy Speakers of the Legislative Assembly
  • Ahmad Abdul Rahman
  • George Anthony Ginibun
20 Assistant Ministers of State[N 3] See here
21 Judges of the High Court[N 4]
  1. Justice Nurchaya Arshad (Kota Kinabalu)
  2. Justice Martin Idang (Kota Kinabalu)
  3. Justice Dr. Alwi Abdul Wahab (Tawau)
  4. Justice Ismail Brahim (Kota Kinabalu)
  5. Justice Celestina Stuel Galid (Sandakan)
  6. Judicial Commissioner Wong Siong Tung (Kota Kinabalu)
  7. Judicial Commissioner Leonard David Shim (Kota Kinabalu)
22 Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (PMN)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
23 Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (PSM)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
24 Grand Commanders of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
25 Senators and Members of the House of Representatives[N 5] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
26 Members of the Legislative Assembly[N 6] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
27 Commanders of the Order of Kinabalu (PGDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
28 Consul-General of Indonesia in Kota Kinabalu Krishna Djelani[4]
29 Chairpersons of Commission established under the State Constitution[N 7] Ismail Awang Besar
30 State Attorney-General Zaleha Rose Pandin
31 Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Finance Kaim Kalimin
32 Deputy State Secretaries
  • Mohd. Hanafiah Mohd. Kassim (Administration)
  • Patrick Tan Su Teck (Development)
33 Chairpersons of State Statutory Bodies Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
34 State Mufti Bungsu Aziz Jaafar
35 Accredited Consuls, Honorary Consuls and Honorary Representatives of foreign states Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
36 Permanent Secretaries of State Ministries[N 8]
  1. Madiyem Layapan (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
  2. William Baya (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment)
  3. Masnah Mat Salleh (Ministry of Local Government and Housing)
  4. Mohd. Jasmin Julpin (Ministry of Infrastructural Development)
  5. Janet Chee Ken Liam (Ministry of People's Health and Wellbeing)
  6. Dr. Mariana Tinggal (Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries)
  7. Jasmine Teo Geck Choo (Ministry of Education and Innovation)
  8. Fredian Gan En Siong (Ministry of Rural Development)
  9. Faimin Kamin (Ministry of Law and Native Affairs)
  10. Mohd. Yusrie Abdullah (Ministry of Youth and Sports)
37 Presidents of Municipal Councils[N 8] By date of incorporation:
38 Grade 52 officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
39 State Political Secretaries[N 3] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
40 Bishops and religious leaders Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
41 Justices of Peace Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
42 Companions of the Order of Kinabalu (ASDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
43 Members of Commission established under the State Constitution[N 7]
  1. Claudius Roman, Deputy Chairman of State Public Service Commission
  2. Filik Madan
  3. Yeo Boon Kiat
  4. Mohd. Hanan Ramli
  5. Mohd. Salimi Maratim
44 Grade 41 to 51 officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
45 Members of the Order of Kinabalu (ADK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
46 Members of the First Class of the Medal of Kinabalu (BSK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
47 Members of the Second Class of the Medal of Kinabalu (BK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division

Federal-level ceremonies

Rank Position Incumbent (as of September 2019)
1 Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang
2 Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah of Johor
3 Governor Juhar Mahiruddin
4 Rulers of royal States See Malaysian order of precedence
5 Governors of non-royal States See Malaysian order of precedence
6 Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad MP
6A Heirs to the Thrones of royal States See Malaysian order of precedence
7 Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail MP
8 Chief Minister Mohd. Shafie Apdal MP MLA, Minister of Finance
8A Head of other State Governments See Malaysian order of precedence
9 Former Governors See the above list
10 Grand Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (SMN)[N 1] Refer here
11 Grand Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (SSM)[N 1] Refer here
12 Former acting Governors and widows of former Governors Rahimah Stephens, widow of Mohammad Fuad Stephens
13 Chief Justice Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat
14 President of the Senate Senator Vigneswaran Sanasee
15 Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamad Ariff Md. Yusof
16 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Syed Abas Syed Ali
16A Speaker of other Legislative Assemblies See Malaysian order of precedence
17 Deputy Chief Ministers
  1. Wilfred Madius Tangau MP, Minister of Trade and Industry
  2. Christina Liew Chin Jin MP MLA, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment
  3. Jaujan Sambakong MLA, Minister of Local Government and Housing
18 Federal Ministers See Malaysian order of precedence
19 Ministers of State See the above list
19A Ministers of State (of Sarawak) Refer to Sarawak State Government
19B Members of other State Executive Councils Refer to the respective State Government
20 High Commissioners, Ambassadors, Ministers Plenipotentiary and Charge d'Affaires Refer here
21 Chief Judges
22 Chief Secretary to the Government Dr. Ismail Bakar
23 State Secretary Hashim Paijan
23A Other State Secretaries Refer here
23B Justices of the Supreme Court See Malaysian order of precedence
23C Deputy President of the Senate and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
24 Federal Deputy Ministers See Malaysian order of precedence
25 Deputy Speakers of the Legislative Assembly
  • Ahmad Abdul Rahman
  • George Anthony Ginibun
26 Assistant Ministers of State[N 3] See here
26A Assistant Ministers of State (of Sarawak) Refer to Sarawak State Government
26B Parliamentary Secretaries None
27 Federal Attorney-General Tommy Thomas
28 Chief of Defence Force General Zulkifli Zainal Abidin
29 Inspector General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador
30 Secretary General, Federal Ministry of Finance Ahmad Badri Mohd. Zahir
31 Director-General of Public Service Borhan Dolah
31A Prime Ministers' Special Advisor Refer to the Prime Minister's Office
31B Premier Grade 2 and 3 officers[N 8] Refer here
32 Judges of the High Court[N 4] See the above list
32A Governor of the Central Bank Noor Shamsiah Mohamed Yunus
32B Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Syed Danial Syed Ahmad
32C Grand Chamberlain Azuan Effendy Zarakithnaini
33 Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (PMN)[N 1] Refer here
34 Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (PSM)[N 1] Refer here
34A Former Chief Ministers See the above list
35 Grand Commanders of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
36 Senators[N 5] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
37 Members of the House of Representatives[N 5] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
38 Members of the Legislative Assembly[N 6] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
38A Members of the other Legislative Assemblies[N 6] Refer to the respective State Government
39 Commanders of the Order of Kinabalu (PGDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
39A Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid
39B Commanders of the Most Distinguished Royal Family Order of Loyalty (PSD)[N 1] Refer here
39C Recipients of state order bringing the title of Datuk or Dato' Refer to the respective State Government
40 Consul-General of Indonesia in Sabah and Sarawak Krishna Djelani[4]
41 Chairpersons of Commission established under the State Constitution[N 7] Ismail Awang Besar JP, Chairman of State Public Service Commission
41A Federal Secretary to the State Samsuni Mohd. Nor
42 State Attorney-General Zaleha Rose Pandin
43 Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Finance Bahari Hassan
44 Deputy State Secretaries
  • Mohd. Hanafiah Mohd. Kassim (Administration)
  • Patrick Tan Su Teck (Development)
45 Chairpersons of State Statutory Bodies Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
46 Army Eastern Field Commander and Navy Eastern Fleet Commander
47 State Police Commissioner Omar Mammah
48 Task Force 450 Commander Major General Zulkapri Rahamat[3]
49 State Mufti Bungsu Aziz Jaafar
50 Accredited Consuls, Honorary Consuls and Honorary Representatives of foreign states Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
51 Super Grade A and B officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
52 Secretaries-General of Federal Ministries[N 8] Refer here
52A United Nations Resident Representative Stefan Priesner
53 Presidents of Municipal Councils[N 8]
54 Grade 45 and above officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
55 State Political Secretaries[N 3] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
55A Federal Political Secretaries[N 3] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
56 Bishops and religious leaders Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
57 Justices of Peace Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
58 Companions of the Order of Kinabalu (ASDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
59 Members of Commission established under the State Constitution[N 7] See the above list
60 Grade 41 to 44 officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
61 Members of the Order of Kinabalu (ADK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
62 Members of the First Class of the Medal of Kinabalu (BSK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
63 Members of the Second Class of the Medal of Kinabalu (BK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division

District-level ceremonies

Rank Position Incumbent (as of August 2018)
1 Governor Juhar Mahiruddin
2 Chief Minister Mohd. Shafie Apdal MP MLA
3 Presidents of Municipal Councils See the above list
3A District Officers Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
3B Chairpersons of Town Boards Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
3C Chairpersons of District Councils Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
4 Grand Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (SMN)[N 1] Refer here
5 Grand Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (SSM)[N 1] Refer here
6 Ministers of State See the above list
7 Assistant Ministers of State See the above list
7A Judges of the High Court[N 4] See the above list
8 Commanders of the Most Distinguished Order of the Defender of the Realm (PMN)[N 1] Refer here
9 Commanders of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (PSM)[N 1] Refer here
10 Grand Commanders of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
11 Commanders of the Order of Kinabalu (PGDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
11A Senators[N 5] Refer to the Parliament
11B Members of the House of Representatives[N 5] Refer to the Parliament
12 Members of the Legislative Assembly[N 6] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
12A Accredited Consuls of foreign states Refer to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
13 Grade 52 and above officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
14 Political Secretaries[N 3] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
15 District Magistrates Refer to the Registry of Sabah High Court
16 Justices of Peace Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
17 Companions of the Order of Kinabalu (ASDK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
18 Members of Commission established under the State Constitution[N 7] See the above list
19 Division Police Chief Refer to the Police State Contingent
19A Officers-in-Charge of Police District Refer to the Police District Office
20 Armed Forces commanding officers[N 8] Refer to the Armed Forces
21 Grand Qadhi Baharudin Alwi
21A Division Qadhis Refer to the State Islamic Affairs Department
22 Grade 41 to 51 officers[N 8][N 9] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
23 Members of Municipal Councils[N 10][N 11] Refer to the respective Municipal Council
23A Members of Town Boards[N 10] Refer to the respective Town Board
23B Members of District Councils[N 10] Refer to the respective District Council
24 Religious leaders Refer to the respective District Office
25 District Chiefs Refer to the respective District Native Court
26 Assistant District Officers[N 8] Refer to the respective District Office
27 Community Development Leaders[N 8] Refer to the respective District Office for Community Development
28 Community Development Officers[N 8] Refer to the respective District Office for Community Development
29 Native Chiefs Refer to the respective District Native Court
29A District Imams Refer to the respective District Office for Islamic Affairs
29B Headmen Refer to the respective District Office for Community Development
30 Chinese Captains Refer to the respective District Office
31 Members of the Order of Kinabalu (ADK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
32 Members of the First Class of the Medal of Kinabalu (BSK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
33 Members of the Second Class of the Medal of Kinabalu (BK)[N 1] Refer to the State Protocol and Ceremonial Division
34 Chairmen of Village Security and Development Committees Refer to the respective District Office
35 Village Chiefs Refer to the respective District Office

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Precedence is determined by date of investiture. Substantive recipients take precedence over honorary recipients.
  2. ^ Recipients of this Order have been always former Governors.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Precedence is determined by seniority of Ministers.
  4. ^ a b c Judicial Commissioners are included.
  5. ^ a b c d e Precedence is determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
  6. ^ a b c d Precedence is determined by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
  7. ^ a b c d e The only commission established under the State Constitution has been the State Public Service Commission.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Precedence is determined by the date of appointment. Substantive officers take precedence over acting officers. Permanent officers take precedence over contractual and temporary officers.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Military and police officers are included.
  10. ^ a b c Members of local governments take precedence as determined by the Minister of State for Local Government and Housing and their respective local government.
  11. ^ Kota Kinabalu City Advisors are included and take precedence over all members of local governments.

References

  1. ^ "Nota Susunan | Bahagian Istiadat dan Protokol". www.sabah.gov.my (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  2. ^ "Markas Pemerintahan Armada Timur". www.psupsabah.gov.my (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ a b "Markas Angkatan Petugas 450". www.psupsabah.gov.my (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  4. ^ a b "KJRI Kota Kinabalu - Pejabat dan Staff". www.kemlu.go.id. Retrieved 2018-09-11.