According to KCNA (2013-10-9):
Honorary Doctorate in Economics Awarded to Kim Jong Un in Malaysia
Pyongyang, October 9 (KCNA) — Supreme leader Kim Jong Un was awarded the degree of honorary doctor of economics from the Help University of Malaysia.
A ceremony for conveying the certificate and costume took place in Kuala Lumpur on October 3.
Present there were public figures of all social standings including the president of the university who is its establisher, the DPRK ambassador to the country and his embassy members.
The president said it is honor and historic event for his university to award the degree of honorary doctor to Kim Jong Un, who is the first foreign head of state to receive the degree by the university.
We decided to award the degree to Kim Jong Un who makes untiring efforts for the education of the country and the well-being of its people, the president said, adding that this is the pride of the university.
He hoped that the cooperation between the DPRK and Malaysia in the field of education would develop in the future.
The certificate and costume were handed over to the DPRK ambassador.
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