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China pandas expected to arrive in Malaysia next week

Published on May 14, 2014 1:15 PM
 
This picture taken on April 14, 2014 shows a pair of giant pandas playing in their enclosure at Hangzhou Zoo in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. China's long-awaited pandas, Fu Wa and Feng Yi, should arrive in Malaysia next week, hinted China's ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Huikang. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - China's long-awaited pandas, Fu Wa and Feng Yi, should arrive in Malaysia next week, hinted China's ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Huikang.

However, he stopped short of revealing the actual arrival date, preferring to let Malaysia's Natural Resources and Environment Ministry make the announcement.

Whatever the date, the pandas will arrive here before Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak begins his official visit to China on May 27.

Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the arrival of the pandas would symbolise a new phase in the Malaysia-China friendship.

 
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