2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals

On the 23rd of October, the Government of Japan announced foreign national recipients of decorations for the 2018 autumn conferment. Among them, the following are the dignitaries within the area of jurisdiction of the Embassy of Japan who receive decorations for their outstanding contributions:
 
1. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
*The Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia                                                      
*The Seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia                                                                                              
Services: Contributed to strengthening bilateral relations and promoting friendship between Japan and Malaysia
Decoration: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers
 
2. Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali
*Former Chairman of Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd  
*Former Chairman of the Energy Commission
Services: Contributed to promoting economic relations between Japan and Malaysia
Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays With Neck Ribbon