Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the government of Malaysia about the decision of the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals that veterans of the Malaysian campaign may accept but not wear the Pingat Jasa Memorial Medal.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not received any formal representations from the Government of Malaysia about the decision of the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals (HD Committee) that veterans of the Malaysian campaign may accept but not wear the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal. The decision of the HD Committee, and the reasons for this decision, were communicated to the relevant Malaysian authorities by our high commission in Kuala Lumpur.

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