He had of­ten asked af­ter Dr David Brown­ing

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YANG di-Per­tuan Agong Sul­tan Muhammad V re­united with his for­mer lec­turer, Dr David Brown­ing, yes­ter­day af­ter the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Ox­ford Cen­tre for Is­lamic Stud­ies (OCIS) by Prince Charles, who is pa­tron of the cen­tre.

He greeted Dr Brown­ing, who was his lec­turer in Ge­og­ra­phy in The Mus­lim World, when he was a stu­dent there in the 1980s.

He went to Oakham School in Rut­land and pur­sued fur­ther education in Diplo­matic Stud­ies at St Cross Col­lege, Ox­ford, be­fore do­ing Is­lamic Stud­ies at the cen­tre un­til 1991.

He was heard telling his for­mer lec­turer that he had al­ways asked af­ter him.

“Yes, he turned down my lunch in­vi­ta­tion, but I made sure that he is here to­day,” said Dr Farhan Nizami, di­rec­tor of OCIS, who also taught the king.

They spoke and rem­i­nisced about the old days.

Other royal dig­ni­taries who graced the oc­ca­sion in­cluded Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, mem­ber of the Board of Trustees of OCIS, Prince Sal­man Ha­mad Al


Yang di-Per­tuan Agong Sul­tan Muhammad V (left) with Prince Charles (right) at Ox­ford Cen­tre of Is­lamic Stud­ies on Tues­day. With them are Prince Turki Al-Faisal (sec­ond from right) and OCIS di­rec­tor Dr Farhan Nizami.

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