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Honorary Fellowship for Malaysian Ruler

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25 Apr 2016

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has presented its highest award to His Royal Highness Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.

Tuanku Muhriz is the ruler of the State of Negeri Sembilan; one of the 14 states that make up Malaysia.

His Royal Highness visited Edinburgh on Friday 22 April to receive the College’s Honorary Fellowship.

He is a member of the Council of Rulers of Malaysia and Chancellor of the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

In presenting the award, the College’s President Michael Lavelle-Jones said: “We are hugely honoured to present His Royal Highness Tuanku Muhriz with the highest award that the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh can bestow.

The College is delighted to welcome His Royal Highness as an Honorary Fellow in recognition of his dedicated support for the advancement surgery. Tuanku Muhriz has raised immense donations to fund healthcare projects at the UKM and in the wider communities of Malaysia  – particularly for those of impoverished backgrounds. Currently, he is leading projects to establish a centre of excellence for both medicine and surgery as part of a ‘medical city’ in the vicinity of UKM.”

In becoming an Honorary Fellow of the 511-year-old RCSEd, Tuanku Muhriz joins other notable international figures including Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and past Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.

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