KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V graced an investiture ceremony for Federal awards and honours at Istana Negara in conjunction with his official birthday celebration.
Also witnessing the ceremony was Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The King was accompanied to the royal dais and this was followed by the playing of the Negaraku. Sultan Muhammad V later inspected a guard-of-honour mounted by the 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment led by Mejar Azlan Shah Baharom as a 21-gun salute was fired. A total of 1,518 recipients will be conferred federal awards and honours in conjunction with His Majesty’s birthday this year. — Bernama