Ampun Tuanku, Sebagai anak watan Negeri Sembilan, patik menjunjung kasih dan mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada KDYMM Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir sempena pemasyuran Tuanku sebagai Yang di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan ke 11 pada hari Isnin lepas.
Patik percaya dengan pemasyuran dan seterusnya pertabalan KDYMM Tuanku sebagai Yam Tuan Besar dan dengan pemerintahan Tuanku yang adil dan saksama, Negeri Sembilan akan mencapai kemajuan demi kemajuan.
Patik melajazkan ikrar taat setia kepada KDYMM Tuanku.
My name is Mohd Ashraf Abdullah. I was born and raised in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. I am a journalist at heart. I served the New Straits Times as a journalist for 17 years, beginning as a cadet reporter in 1988. I was trained to be a political writer. I served the NST in various capacities including as Staff Correspondent of the Kuantan Bureau and London Correspondent. I resigned as News Editor in 2004 to join Golden Hope Plantations Berhad as Deputy General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs. Two years later I was made General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs. When Golden Hope and Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad were merged with Sime Darby Berhad in November 2007, I chose not to accept the offer of employment by the merged entity. I was a scholar of the British Government and possess a Masters Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. I am also a Jefferson's Fellow of the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.