Tuesday, February 21, 2012

His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah were conferred the highest order of France by the French Government, the Order of Commandeur in the Legion of Honour. The investiture ceremony of the award from the President of France were held at the French Embassy and was officiated by France's Chief of the Defence Staff, Edouard Guillaud. Present in the ceremony were French Ambassador to Malaysia, Martine Dorance and high ranking officials of the army from both countries.

The Order was created by Napolean Bonaparte in 1802 as is the highest honour to the soldiers and people who fought for the liberation of France. Nowadays, the Order was conferred to the top leader and people from any country who has good relations with France. In the ceremony, the Sultan of Selangor expressed his gratitude over the investiture of the award. Admiral Guillaud also stated that the award are a recognition and tribute to the contributions of the Sultan by his service as the administers of the Malaysian Royal Navy and the State of Selangor.

picture from Utusan



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