Malaysia’s Queen plans to bring handicrafts made by inmates to ASEAN Symposium

Queen Azizah during the show (Bernama)

Queen Azizah during the show (Bernama)

Kajang: Malaysia’s Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah said she planned to take handicrafts produced by inmates to the seventh ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The queen expressed her wish in front of about 2,000 inmates at the Kajang Prison during the 2019 Malaysian National Choir Concert, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reported.

“We will bring the products made by inmates of the Kajang Prison (Selangor), Marang Prison (Terengganu), Penor and Bentong prisons (Pahang) to be displayed there (Indonesia) tomorrow,” she said, before entertaining the guests with a medley performance of songs – ‘I Will Survive’ (Gloria Gaynor) and ‘Survivor’ (Destiny’s Child) – along with renowned singers Datuk Syafinaz Selamat and Misha Omar.

According to BERNAMA, the queen stayed for almost two hours at the event.

The concert “Music Therapy – Heart Doctor” was performed by the Malaysian National Choir team and included songs from all genres aimed at delivering a positive message and spreading joy among the inmates.

The show was part of a social responsibility programme aimed at enlivening the inmates and improving the image of the prisons department, the agency said.

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