PM arrives in London, to attend several events before leaving for Washington

LONDON: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob arrived here early Tuesday (May 10) morning to attend several events in the city.

The Prime Minister was met on arrival at Luton Airport at 2am local time (9am Malaysian time) by Malaysian High Commissioner Zakri Jaafar.

Deputy High Commissioner Zahid Rastam, as well as heads of London-based Malaysian departments and agencies, welcomed Ismail Sabri at his hotel.

Ismail Sabri, who is on his way to Washington, DC to lead the Malaysian delegation to the Asean-United States Special Summit, is scheduled to visit the Tenun Pahang: Weaving Hope Exhibition which is being held in conjunction with London Craft Week at the Malaysian High Commission building in Belgrave Square here later.

He is also scheduled to have an audience with Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah who will grace the exhibition, which is the first in its series in London.

The exhibition of the Tenun Pahang Diraja (Royal Pahang Weave) collection, which is being held until Sunday (May 15), showcases, among others: textile pieces made by prison inmates, and the prison weaving programme; a display of a traditional floor-loom with a weaver at work; archival fabrics from the Pahang Museum; and a selection from Tunku Azizah’s own collection.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to attend a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Keluarga Malaysia event with Malaysians living in the United Kingdom before leaving for Washington DC at 5pm local time (midnight Malaysian time). – Bernama