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Malaysia: Military Decorations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 29th April 2008.

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Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Labour, Islwyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 526W, on Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals, if he will direct the Committee to reverse its decision on the acceptance and wearing of Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medals by British veterans.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals has considered the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal thoroughly. We respect its conclusions and do not plan to seek any re-consideration.

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John Rushton
Posted on 30 Apr 2008 4:03 pm (Report this annotation)

Thoroughly, Ms Munn, they hardly ever meet. Most of their decisions are reached via telephone and/or email, and that came from Whitehall itself !!!

Yet another bending of the facts.