Dr Mahathir receives Doha Forum Award

DOHA, Dec 14 Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday added another feather in his cap when he was awarded the Doha Forum Award.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani presented the award to Dr Mahathir during the Doha Forum 2019 here.

The award was given to Dr Mahathir as a recognition of his leadership, voice and initiatives in developing and promoting Malaysia, as well as his role at the international level.

It is the first award bestowed on any leader or individual since the first organization of the Doha Forum 19 years ago.

The forum is part of the prime minister's programmes during his four-day official visit to Qatar which ends today.

Dr Mahathir who is accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, has departed for Malaysia from the Amiri Terminal, Hamad International Airport here at about 11.20 am (4.20 pm Malaysia time).

(Note: Qatar is five hours behind Malaysia)

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia