Malaysia: Military Decorations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 13th May 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 29 April 2008, Official Report, column 371W, on Malaysia Military Decorations, on (a) how many occasions and (b) what dates officials from his Department and the Malaysian High Commission met to discuss the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal.

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

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office holds regular bilateral meetings with officials from the Malaysian high commission, as it does with all other embassies and high commissions. The Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal was discussed on a number of occasions, during meetings, by email and on the telephone during the course of 2005. The honours secretary from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office met with officials from the Malaysian high commission to brief them on the outcome of the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals' discussions on 20 December 2005, prior to the decision being made public.

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