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Published: Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 8:28:41 AM

Four first ladies pay courtesy call on the queen

Tuanku Hajah (centre) with (from left) Benkirane, Atambaeva, Rosmah, Rajapaksa and Nishani at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

Tuanku Hajah (centre) with (from left) Benkirane, Atambaeva, Rosmah, Rajapaksa and Nishani at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah re­­ceived a courtesy call from four First Ladies, who are currently in the country in conjunction with the Inter­national Seminar on Autism 2014.

They were Kyrgyz Republic Pre­sident’s wife Dr Raisa Atambaeva and Albanian First Lady, Odeta Nishani.

Also making the courtesy call yesterday were wife of Sri Lanka President Shiranti Wickra­ma­singhe Rajapaksa and First Lady of Morocco Nabila Benkirane.

Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was present to accompany the women leaders during the meeting in the Bilik Mahkota, Istana Negara, here.

The two-day International Semi­nar on Autism 2014 being held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.

Themed “Autism Is Not A Tragedy, Ignorance Is”, the seminar emphasised the importance of providing high qua­lity intervention programmes to autistic children.

The inaugural seminar is aimed at enhancing community awareness and sharing of views in the education of autistic children nationwide.

It is organised by the Program Permata in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and non-governmental organisation Autism Speaks.

The seminar is a platform to implement autistic children programmes known as Permata Kurnia Programme, which was expected to begin in May next year. — Bernama

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