The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has presented the state’s highest award to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching to commemorate strong relations between the two countries.
Lee was invited to Istana Besar Johor today (May 6) to receive the First Class, Grand Commander of the Order, Dato’ Sri Paduka Mahkota Johor (SPMJ – Order of the Crown of Johor)
In a public statement, Sultan Ibrahim said that the ceremony was a public declaration to the world of Johor and Singapore’s “close friendship and deepening ties”.
Johor and Singapore since time immemorial have enjoyed a special relationship. Today’s special investiture in honour of the Singapore Premier is a tangible manifestation of our close friendship and deepening ties.
Sultan Ibrahim also thanked Lee for his continuous efforts in fortifying diplomatic ties.
As for Ho, she was bestowed the First Class, Grand Commander of the Order, Dato’ Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (SMIJ – Order of Sultan Ibrahim of Johor).
Read the statement here:
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