The sequence that should be used when formally writing or addressing a person's name is: honorary style, professional rank, royal hereditary title, federal title, state title, non-royal hereditary title, Doctor (of medicine or philosophy), Haji/Hajjah (for Muslim men and women who have performed the Hajj), name.
When in the home state, the state title may precede the federal title.
There may be up to 200 living PJN holders and 200 living PSD holders at any one time. A female conferred the title in her own right is formally known as "Datin Paduka"; the prefix "Datuk" is more commonly used for women as well as men.
Individual states that have a head of state nominated by the respective state's legislature may confer the title of 'Datuk' to individuals. The latter is awarded by individual states headed by a Sultan, and not a head of state nominated by the state legislature.
The Philippines historically used Malay titles during its pre-Hispanic period, as evidenced by the titles of historical figures such as Rajah Sulayman, Lakandula, and Dayang Kalangitan.
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).
Every title has a form which can be used by the wife of the title holder.
This form is not used by the husband of a titled woman; such a woman will bear a title which is the same as a titled man.
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.