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Malaysia: Military Decorations

Defence written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Conservative, Broxtowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the decision of the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals in respect of the wearing of the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal by British citizens; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Government are undertaking a review of the rules governing the awarding of military medals in line with their commitment in the Programme for Government. The review is currently in the final stages of evaluation and we are currently consulting with a number of campaign groups, including the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Veterans Association.

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Tony M
Posted on 17 Jun 2011 2:33 pm (Report this annotation)

Perhaps this might answer the question from Extract 5 of the medal review:

5.37 As a foreign award, the FCO has the Government lead on the subject of the PJM but in the MOD’s view there is no case for recommending to the HD Committee that it reviews its decision on the PJM once again.