“However, I understand from the meeting that TYT also proposed your goodself for the award of Datuk Seri of which you declined to accept and the TYT then suggested that the award be given to your father Lim Kit Siang who had contributed much to the nation.
“As a matter of respect to TYT, I will only accept the award of Datuk Seri in conjunction with your father’s acceptance of the same.
“I want to make it clear that I want to work closely with you and maintain a relationship that is both sincere and fraternal in nature.
“I also look forward to a good working relationship between you and the representatives of the state government,” Tian Chua finished reading.
“This shows that you agreed to receive the title,” he told Zahrain.
Zahrain said it was not for him to ask for the title.