These titles may be revoked by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or returned by the individual.
Indonesia, meanwhile, as a Republic, does not recognize hereditary rulers and aristocratic systems.
Nevertheless, their royal titles and honors are still used as courtesy titles.
There may not be more than 35 local living holders of each of these awards at any one time. The SMN is usually awarded to the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (YDPN) with the title of Tun and the highest order of the state.
Some examples: Tan Sri is the second-most senior federal title and a honorific used to denote recipients of the Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN) and the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM).
The Malay language has a complex system of styles, titles and honorifics, which are used extensively in Brunei and Malaysia.