Tuesday, February 21, 2012

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mua'dzam Shah consent to receive an audience by the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra at the Istana Negara (National Palace). His Majesty accompanied by his consort, Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong (the Supreme Queen) of Malaysia, Tuanku Hajah Haminah spent around 20 minutes discussing with Yingluck and her delegation which includes Thai's Defense Minister, Sukumpol Sawanatat and senior government officials.

Present in the ceremony were Deputy Foreign Minister, Datuk Richard Riot and Malaysian Ambassardor to Thailand, Datuk Nazirah Hussain. Also present is the only daughter of Tuanku Abdul Halim, Her Royal Highness the Tunku Panglima Besar of Kedah, Tunku Puteri Intan Shafinaz binti Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

Yingluck Shinawatra, 45, is currently in her first visit to Malaysia after taking position as the Prime Minister of Thailand in August last year. She was expected to visit Malaysia in October but need to delay her visit due to the worst flood to hit Thailand in history. Earlier, Yingluck Shinawatra was given an official welcome by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in Putrajaya.

picture from Bernama



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