Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen awarded one of Japan's highest honours

A file picture of Tengku Ahmad.

PETALING JAYA: Former foreign minister Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku Ismail has been honoured with one of Japan's top decorations for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of diplomatic and economic relations between Japan and Malaysia.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia shared the news that the Emperor of Japan has conferred the prestigious Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun upon Tengku Ahmad.

The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun was established by Emperor Meiji in 1875 and is Japan's first award.

According to reports, it is one of the highest decorations that Japan can bestow.

The conferment ceremony will be held on Thursday (Feb 8) at the Japanese Ambassador's Official Residence in Kuala Lumpur.

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