Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh, and a very good morning/afternoon to all of you.
To Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Organising Committee, and the honorable members of the jury for bestowing the honor and inviting me to such a distinguished gathering here today.
I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the prestigious Southeast Asian Writers Award.
I never dreamt that I would be standing here and given this honor today.
Lastly, I Haji Masri Haji Idris, wish you all a very pleasant day and thank you.
Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.