Malvern's MP reaches millions of Malaysians with picture of hills
27th March 2017
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin helped to make a Malvern connection during a visit to Malaysia on a Ministry of Defence trip.
Harriett met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, a graduate of Malvern College, and presented him with a picture of the world-famous Malvern Hills together with a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May.
The pair discussed life in the town and the stunning views of the Malvern Hills which were fondly remembered by the Malaysian Prime Minister.
A photo of the picture presentation with Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein was then tweeted to the Prime Minister’s 3.3 million Twitter followers.
Harriett’s trip as part of her Ministry of Defence duties involved leading a trade delegation to the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition to deepen bilateral defence, security, and business ties.
Harriett commented: “Wherever I go in the world, I do try to share some idea of the beauty of the Worcestershire countryside with my foreign counterparts.
“I was delighted to meet with the Prime Minister and for him to share some happy memories of Malvern.
“I hope that this meeting and the power of his three million Twitter followers will mean more people will want to come and see our beautiful views for themselves.”
NOTE: You can see the Malaysian PM’s tweet here: https://twitter.com/NajibRazak/status/844078310321664000