The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have congratulated six Malaysian students who have been accepted into the prestigious Harvard University.

In a post on the Istana Negara Facebook page last night, Their Majesties also expressed delight at the achievement of the six, which have made all Malaysians proud.

"Their Majesties also wish the six students the best of luck and pray that they would always be blessed with continuous excellence and success," read the post.

For the record, the six students are Chooi Je Qin of Johor, Leong Xin Yang and Ishant Shah Atul Kumar from Penang, Carisma Michaela Wong of Sabah, Lee Ee Jenn of Kuala Lumpur, and Alyssa Yap Xin Yi of Sarawak.

The six students recently made headlines for being accepted intoHarvard University for the class of 2026.

This is the highest number of students from Malaysia admitted in the same year to Harvard's undergraduate school, throughout the country's history. Previously, Malaysia had at most two students admitted per year and sometimes even none.

What makes the admission more impressive is the fact that the students were picked when Harvard's acceptance rate for the class of 2026 was the lowest in the school's 386-year history, at just 3.19 percent out of the the 61,220 applications this year.

The six students will pursue their studies in a wide range of fields from Astrophysics, to Biochemistry, to Economics, to Environmental Science and Public Policy, Politics, Sociology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics.

Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Congratulations to all six students, and may you all go on to make your parents, and country, prouder.

Source: Bernama, NST, Facebook
Photo source: NST