Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman, the President of Smarter Brunei, was awarded the Padma Shri, the 4th highest Indian Civilian Honour. The ceremony took place at the President's Palace in New Delhi, Republic of India.
The presentation of the prestigious award was officiated by His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind, the President of the Republic of India. The award was announced in January this year during the ASEAN-India Special Summit to commemorate 25 years of ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership. Malai Haji Abdullah was selected for the award in recognition of his exemplary autism-related work in Brunei Darussalam.
Source: Radio Television Brunei