KUALA LUMPUR – Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales was impressed that sixty years after independence, Malaysia offers a powerful model to others in the region, not only because of its particular strength in business, education, science, security and defence, but also the way Malaysia operate on the world stage.
Prince Charles said Malaysia’s long-standing global reputation for understanding across the borders of faith and community was a precious asset in a world threatened by a lack of ?this most essential commodity?.
“The pillars of such a reputation, founded, as they must be, on mutual respect and the willingness not merely to tolerate, but to celebrate differences and diversity in all their forms, could not be more relevant or, indeed, needed in today’s fractious times,” said Prince Charles in his speech at the Royal Gala Dinner held here, last night.
The Gala Dinner, hosted by the British High Commission in Malaysia, was attended by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, several ministers and deputy ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall alongside the guests were treated to a fusion of British-Malaysian menu including home smoked Scottish salmon with wilted wild fern leaf and ‘rendang’ beef Wellington. – Bernama