HRH Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong met Prime Minister Dato ‘Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and a delegation at the Malaysian High Commission in Belgrave Square, London, United Kingdom yesterday (10 May 2022).
Prime Minister then visited the Royal Pahang Weaving Exhibition which was held for the first time at the Malaysian High Commission in Belgrave Square, in conjunction with London Craft Week from 9 to 15 May 2022.
Her Majesty, who is also the patron of the Royal Pahang Weaving Foundation, was also pleased to brief the Prime Minister on the exhibition which featured hand -woven garments made by residents at Penor Prison and Bentong Prison, Pahang, including Her Majesty’s own clothing selection, as well as a collection personal design and weaving.
The exhibition themed “Menyulam Harapan” (Weaving Hope) also featured archival fabrics from the Pahang Museum and a collection of baju kurung and the Riau-Pahang side as well as weavers who are former prison inmates.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said he was proud of the encouraging response to the Royal Pahang Weaving Exhibition as it involved the creativity of the inmates of Penor and Bentong Prisons in Pahang.
He said such a weaving program could be improved, including in terms of training and skills, as well as gaining public support.
Ismail also believes that more technical and vocational training education in the country’s textile industry will be able to be created in the future in the country, especially in the state of Pahang.