Top photo: 2003, bottom photo: 2005
22 November 2013
50th anniversary of JFK death: Malaysia's representative at the funeral of President John F Kennedy, 25th November 1963
Barely 2 months after the formation of Malaysia on 16th September 1963, Jack Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States was shot at 12.30pm on 22nd November 1963, and was pronounced dead half an hour later.
The funeral took place 3 days later, attended by 200 foreign dignitaries from 92 foreign nations, the largest gathering of foreign statesmen in the history of the United States, and also the second largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at a state funeral since that of King Edward VII in London in 1910.
Malaysia was represented by Sir George Robert Laking (1912 – 2008), then New Zealand's Ambassador to the USA, as shown by the following copy of an extract from the official State Department Document titled, "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25.”
16 November 2013
The volcano erupted on 5th November 5, 2013, the third time in as many months, spewing a 7-km (4.3-mile) column of ash into the air.Here are some photos : no post-processing with photo editing software needed.