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Top leaders: Sultan Sharafuddin (centre) together with Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (second left), Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (second right) and Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said (left) during the Rulers conference at Istana Negara. — Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, chaired the 233rd Meeting of the Conference of Malay Rulers at Istana Negara.
The two-day meeting that began yesterday was attended by all Rulers except those from Kedah, Kelantan, Perak and Pahang, who sent representatives.
The Rulers were accompanied to the meeting yesterday by the respective Mentri Besar, while the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang, Sabah and Malacca were accompanied by their respective chief ministers.
Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah attended a banquet in conjunction with the Rulers’ meeting yesterday evening.
The King is also scheduled to be at the meeting today.
Yesterday, he handed over the Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarships to 12 people to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in local and overseas universities.
Six of the scholarship recipients are pursuing doctoral degrees. They are Mohd Jamil Mohd Mokhtarudin, 25, (bio-engineering in autoregulation cerebral specialisation and stroke at Oxford University), Tan Tiong Kit, 24, (molecular biology at Oxford University), Norshah Aizat Shuaib, 24, (mechanical engineering at University of Manchester), Muhammad Firdaus Akbar Jalaludin Khan, 27, (electronic engineering at University of Manchester),
Ummu Tasnim Husin, 27, (mathematics at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), and Nur Syakina Jamali, 23, (chemical engineering – biotechnology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia).
The other six, who are pursuing master’s degrees, are Tiageswari TV Balakrishnan, 29, (software engineering at Oxford University), Leong Yin Yee, 24, (biomedical at Universiti Sains Malaysia), Ummul Khairiah Md Shahid, 24, (economy and management at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Nur Hamizah Mohamad Yusoff, 22, (mechanical engineering at the University of Manchester), Ong Xin Yi, 23, (chemical and biological engineering at University College London), and Nur Syafikah Hamid, 23, (computer science at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).
The scholarships, introduced by the government in 2006 through the Public Service Department, are given to academically outstanding Malaysians who have secured a seat in leading universities in the country or abroad. — Bernama
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