KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V performed Aidilfitri prayers at the Federal Territory Mosque along with over 17,000 worshippers.
His Majesty arrived at the mosque at 8.30am on Sunday.
The King was accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Also present were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and other VIPs.
The prayers were led by Jamil Khir.
After the Aidilfitri sermon, His Majesty exchanged greetings with the worshippers.
In his sermon, Jamil Khir advised Muslims to maintain consistency in practising virtues and to abandon negative attributes.
He said Aidilfitri provided Muslims the opportunity to forge bonds of love through the payment of tithes, adding that this allows the poor to celebrate Aidilfitri together.
Jamil Khir thanked the tithe institutions in the country, saying they had managed the collection of tithe well. - Bernama