The Governor was invited to a lunch at ANZAC House in honour of our remaining WWII veterans. The Governor spoke with many veterans about their experiences during and after the war including stories of the Battle of Crete, life as a POW in Japan, the tale of the USS Missouri peace treaty and flying as part of Bomber Command.
During his address to the gathered veterans, the Governor commented on the anniversary of “our year of living dangerously” and how significant this year was to those in the room – and how significant their service was with battles so close to our shore.
Executive Council and Swearing-In
Ms Emily Roper reads the affirmation.
Prior to Executive Council this morning the Governor swore-in Ms Emily Roper, Director General, Department of Premier and Cabinet, as a Clerk of the Executive Council.
The Executive Council meeting that followed was attended by the Honourable Paul Papalia CSC, MLA GradDipBusAdmin Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues, and the Honourable Reece Raymond Whitby MLA Minister for Environment; Climate Action.
High Commissioner for Malaysia
The Governor chats with the High Commissioner.
The Governor received His Excellency Dato’ Roslan Tan Sri Abdul Rahman, the High Commissioner for Malaysia on his first official visit to Western Australia. Joining the High Commissioner was Mr Ahmad Fikri Zakian Consul-General of Malaysia in Perth, Mr Hoo Yip Soon, First Secretary, High Commission of Malaysia, Canberra and Mr Muhammad Afiq Anuar, Vice-Consul (Education) / Education Attaché, Consulate of Malaysia.
Discussions centred upon the strength of the relationship between Australia and Malaysia, as demonstrated by the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership signed in 2021. Both the Governor and the High Commissioner noted characteristics and interests shared by Australia and Malaysia, and reflected on the strategic history of the Southeast Asian region.
Building even further on Australia and Malaysia’s friendship can benefit each nation and impact positively on our shared region.
The Governor greets Mr Flanagan.
The Governor received Mr David Flanagan of the Eisenhower Fellowships Organisation – a group that aims to identify, empower and connect innovative leaders through a global engagement network.