Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrived in Chennai on Thursday on a six-day visit to India.
On arrival, Najib, his wife Rosmah Mansor and the Malaysian delegation were welcomed by the High Commissioner of Malaysia to India, Hidayat Abdul Hamid, Malaysia’s Consul-General in Chennai, Ahmad Fajarazam Abdul Jalil, and Tamil Nadu government Principal Secretary Shiv Das Meena.
During his official visit, the prime minister is scheduled to visit New Delhi and Jaipur also. This is Najib’s third visit to India since assuming office as the prime minister in 2009.
In New Delhi, Najib will be accorded an official welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace, a courtesy call on the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee followed by a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and a bilateral Meeting with senior members of both delegations.
Meanwhile, there is a buzz that Superstar Rajinikanth might replace King Khan as the brand ambassador of Malaysian Tourism.
Reports suggest that the Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, proposed Rajini’s name and indicated that Malacca should replace Shah Rukh to appoint Rajinikanth as the state’s tourism ambassador. Apparently, it was well received by the MPs of the Malaysian Parliament.
While it is said that the visiting Malaysian PM might meet Rajini in Chennai, there is no confirmation about it yet.