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  • King of Bahrain, HRH King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa’s official visit to Malaysia in May 2017 was the first visit by a ruler of Bahrain since diplomatic ties forged in 1974
  • In December 2017, Najib Razak made an official visit to Bahrain where he was awarded the King Hamad (Al Nahda) First Medal. He is also the first foreign leader to be conferred Bahrain’s highest award.