Prince Charles maiden visit to Malaysia

SC chief Ranjit Ajit Singh among those present at reception hosted by Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah for the Prince of Wales

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Prince Charles saying something to Ranjit Ajit Singh, with Sultan Nazrin Shah (middle) hosting the Prince of Wales

Britain’s Prince Charles kicked off his maiden visit to Malaysia with a reception at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, located a stone’s throw away from the National Mosque in the heart of in Kuala Lumpur.

”I must say that I’ve always been fascinated by Malaysia’s rich cultural, religious and racial diversity which, if I may say so, is something to be both cherished and celebrated,” the Prince of Wales said at a reception hosted by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah.

“I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be in Malaysia for the first time and in this 60th anniversary year of Malaysia’s independence,” the heir to the British throne said at his first official engagement of the week-long tour, reports Bernama.

Also present was Securities Commission Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in the Malaysian capital yesterday on an official visit to this multi-ethnic Southeast Asian nation of over 30 million people, one of the stops of Their Royal Highnesses’ Autumn Tour.

The reception was held at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, located a stone’s throw away from the National Mosque in the heart of the city.

 

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