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Award Ceremony

The Nederlandse Aanmoedigingsprijs voor Genealogie
(Dutch Incentive Prize for Genealogy) for 2006-2007
Award Ceremony was held at the Central Bureau of Genealogy
at The Hague in the Netherlands on 23rd April 2009
.

The ceremony began at 2.00 p.m. with an introduction by Mr. Bert Lever, the Director of the Central Bureau of Genealogy, who kindly hosted the event.

Next, Mr. Pim ten Hoorn, the Secretary of the Netherlands-Malaysia Association (VNM) gave a short talk on links between the Netherlands and Malaysia, now and in the future.

The highlight of the event was the speech by Mr. Leon van der Hoeven, the Chairman of the Prize Jury who explained the reasons on why the book 'History of the Dutch in Malaysia' won the prize.

Immediately after that, the award ceremony was held.

This proceeded with a presentation by Dennis De Witt entitled ‘History of the Dutch in Malaysia, from a genealogical point of view.’

H.E. Dato' Dr Fauziah, the Malaysian Ambassador in the Netherlands also gave a short speech about the economic and diplomatic ties shared between Malaysia and the Netherlands. This followed with a closing by Bert Lever.


 

 

 

 

 

History of the Dutch in Malaysia
by Dennis De Witt

Winner of the Nederlandse Aanmoedigingsprijs voor Genealogie
(Dutch Incentive Prize for Genealogy) for 2006-2007
Award Ceremony held at the Central Bureau of Genealogy
at The Hague on 23rd April 2009



L to R: Bert Lever (Director of the Central Bureau of Genealogy),
H.E. Dato' Dr Fauziah Mohd Taib (Malaysian Ambassador in the
Netherlands), Dennis De Witt, Leon van der Hoeven (Chairman
of the Prize Jury), Berend van Doorn (member of the Prize Jury),
Pim ten Hoorn (Secretary of the VNM), Tom Hokken (member
of the Prize Jury).

 
Bert Lever during the opening speech
 
Pim ten Hoorn delivering his talk
     
 
Leon van der Hoeven delivering his award speech
 
Dennis De Witt receiving his award
     
 
The audience during the award presentation
 
Dennis De Witt delivering his presentation
     
 
Dennis De Witt delivering his presentation
 
Dennis De Witt delivering his presentation
     
 
The Prize Jury members
 
H.E. Dato' Dr Fauziah Mohd Taib giving her speech
     
 
Bert Lever during the closing speech
 
The Malaysian ambassador and the audience
     
 
Part of the audience
 
Part of the audience
     
 
Members of the Prize Jury meeting the author
 
Chris Soudan of the VNM and the author
     
 
The reception after the award
 
People meeting each other at the reception
     
 
Author authographing his books
 
The author with Herman and Irma Oomen
     
 
The author with Mr.. Raslan, Director of Tourism Malaysia, Benelux region (L) and Mr. Conrad van Tooren, former Dutch Ambassador to Malaysia (R)
 
History of the Dutch in Malaysia for sale in the Netherlands through the VNM
     

Photos are with the kind compliments of Mr. Jan Riedijk and the Central Bureau of Genealogy.


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