The Australian Announcement
Australian Service Men and Women Honoured
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon, De-Anne Kelly, in her role as Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, recently announced that the Malaysian Government will award a commemorative medal to Australian servicemen and women who served in Malaysia between 1957 and 1966.
The Malaysian Government has produced the award, titled ‘Pingat Jasa Malaysia’ (PJM), in recognition of their “distinguished chivalry, gallantry, sacrifice, or loyalty” in contributing to the freedom of independence of Malaysia.
"Australia and Malaysia have enjoyed a long standing and valued relationship based on a common goal of supporting regional stability and security”, Mrs Kelly said.
"This acknowledgement of the contribution our service men and women made to the security of Malaysia and the region deepens that relationship.”
The Australian application form provides full details of their acceptance, including the all important criteria for eligibility. You can view those details here.
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