KANGAR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid arrived here yesterday for a two-day official visit to their home state.
The King and Queen were met on arrival at the Kepala Batas airport in Kedah by Regent of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail and Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah.
Others who greeted the royal couple included Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, state MCA Wanita chief Oui Ah Lan, state executive council members, state secretary Abu Hassan Salleh and government officials.
More than 100 students from Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering and the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Arau branch campus held up large banners to welcome the King.
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin performed Friday prayers at the Jamek Mosque in Beseri.
In the evening, the royal couple attended a gala dinner at the main hall of the UiTM Arau branch campus to mark the 30th anniversary of the institution in Perlis.