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Published: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 4:30:59 PM

Honorary doctorate for Negri Ruler

THE Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir will be conferred the honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Glamorgan on Jan 11 at the Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak (Dectar), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Tuanku Muhriz will be the first Malaysian to be awarded this honorary degree by the university.

The announcement was made by Tan Sri Arshad Ayub on behalf of University of Glamorgan vice-chancellor Professor Julie Lydon.

“This degree is awarded only to the most distinguished people in the world of law, government and public affairs, and honours distinguished contributions to a specific field or to a whole society. Tuanku Muhriz satisfies both criteria,” said Arshad.

Tuanku Muhriz, who is also the chancellor of UKM, was a Law graduate from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1970 where he was taught by the current University of Glamorgan board of directors chairman Professor John Andrews, who was at that time a professor of Law and head of the Law School at Aberystwyth.

The University of Glamorgan is a relatively new university although it is the second oldest degree awarding institution in Wales.

Granted full university status and degree awarding powers in 1992, its history goes back 100 years.

The ceremony will be attended by Prof Lydon and her delegates including pro vice-chancellor Vassiliss Konstantiniou and Strategic Development head Mark Cadwallader, and graduates from the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and Glamorgan.

A dinner will be held by the Aberystwyth Alumni Club on Jan 11 in honour of the conferment at Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel.

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