The Commendation Medal was instituted in 1996.
The Medal may be awarded to any of the following persons who has distinguished himself through commendable performance and conduct, or significant efficiency, competence and devotion to duty:
a. any public officer;
b. any officer employed by any statutory authority (other than a Town Council);
c. any person in the service of any organisation, association or body rendering services in the field of education; or
d. any person employed in any company which is wholly-owned by the Government and which is carrying on business mainly as an agent or instrumentality of the Government
The Medal consists of a silver disc embellished with a laurel wreath along its rim. On the obverse side is a shield bearing a crescent and 5 stars encircled by a laurel wreath. The reverse side of the Medal bears the State Arms and name of the Medal.
The Medal is to be worn on the left side of the outer garment suspended by a ribbon. The ribbon is red with a grey centre band flanked on each side by a grey stripe.