Starchild: Malaysian kids share their letters to His Majesty

Beatrice Tah, 11

In January, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim took the oath of office as the King of Malaysia.

His Majesty is known for his down-to-earth and friendly approach with the people.

Denise Chan Xuan Hui, 12Denise Chan Xuan Hui, 12Recently, Starchild asked readers to send in letters to our newly crowned king. Here’s what they had to say on the topic, Dear Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

"Our country has a new king! His Majesty became the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in January. My dream is that our king can make our country more amazing. I hope Malaysia will be the most peaceful country in the world. My aspiration is for reduced inflation to make goods more affordable for all. Lastly, I wish that our king will encourage the government to improve our country's economy," says Denise Chan Xuan Hui, 12.

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11, writes: "I hope His Majesty will always lead us to work in peace and harmony as well as respect each other's differentiation as we are a multiracial and multicultural nation. Malaysia will gain a strong and healthy economy hence everyone will have enough food to eat, a comfortable house to live in and free education. I hope His Majesty plans to build more lanes for riding bikes, plant more trees, and make more parks in neighbourhoods so people can have fun and play."

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11

Lim Jing Fu, 11, "I hope His Majesty can keep and protect the place where we live in peace and harmony. I also hope that he can help to reduce the cost of living so that we can enjoy life better."

Lim Jing Fu, 11Lim Jing Fu, 11

"I want Malaysia to have more hospitals to treat sick people. I also wish for more job opportunities so everyone can earn enough money to be happy. I hope bullying in schools can stop. Thank you, His Majesty," says Gnyanesh Issac Rao, 10.

Gnyanesh Isaac Rao, 10Gnyanesh Isaac Rao, 10

Aadhithyaa Anand, 12Aadhithyaa Anand, 12"The new King, is from Johor. A new king, a new start. My dream is for Malaysia to be peaceful, where people of different races respect and assist one another. I hope Malaysians will stop littering to keep our environment clean.

"I trust His Majesty will lead us to a brighter future, making Malaysia shine," says Khor Shin Rei, 12.

"I wish His Majesty brings lots of happiness and makes Malaysia the best place ever for everyone to live," writes Aadhithyaa Anand, 12.

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: Imagine being in a strange place where everything around you seems extremely huge.

Tell us about your adventure in this new land. Perhaps you could be seated on a dining table where a feast is laid out. Or how about being in a garden where giant plants and flowers tower over you? You could also find yourself in a child’s room with toys that are many times your size. Would you be excited or scared to be in this strange land? Write about your experience and please include a drawing to go with it.

E-mail your contributions to by March 18. Please put “STARCHILD: Fantasy Land” in the subject line of your email.

Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi. Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact, and address. Instead of handwritten letters, please type out your letters.

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