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President Tan: Singapore-Malaysia ties 'run deeper than material interests'

President Tan says shared history must be passed to future generations

Published on May 20, 2014 8:29 AM
 
President Tony Tan Keng Yam toasting Malaysia's Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (left). Joining them is Tunku Laksamana Kedah, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Di Raja Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani (right). -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The ties between Singapore and Malaysia extend far beyond material interests, President Tony Tan Keng Yam said yesterday, citing their shared history which includes the turbulent days of World War II.

It is crucial that this common heritage be passed down to future generations, he added.

He was re-affirming the strong relations between the neighbours at a state banquet for Malaysia's Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and his wife at the Istana.

Earlier in the day, the Agong and his wife Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Sultanah Hajah Haminah Haji Hamidun received a ceremonial welcome at the Istana.

 
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