JOHOR BARU: Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar was crowned the fifth sultan of modern Johor with pomp and pageantry at the Istana Besar here on Monday.
Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah was also crowned, at the same ceremony, as the Permaisuri of Johor, a title used for the first time in the state.
The ceremony, which was aired live over RTM and TV3 and beamed to a large screen at Dataran Bandaraya, was witnessed by thousands of people in Johor and the rest of the country.
The ceremony was also witnessed by Sultan Ibrahim's mother Enche Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah; the sultan's elder sister Johor Tunku Puteri Tunku Kamariah Sultan Iskandar and the sultan's younger sister Tunku Besar Zabedah Sultan Iskandar.The Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Che Puan Khaleeda Bustamam as well as the other children of Sultan Ibrahim also witnessed the historic ceremony. – Bernama
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