Agong opens sixth session of 13th Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V opened the first meeting of the sixth session of the 13th Parliament on Monday (March 5).

He was received on arrival at 10.45am by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Negara Speaker Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran.

He was also welcomed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Sultan Muhammad V, clad in a black coloured baju melayu was then escorted to the royal dais past an honour guard of lance bearers.

After the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's official flag was raised, a 21-gun salute was fired followed by the national anthem, "Negaraku", performed by the Royal Malay Regiment's military band led by Kapten Muhammad Nor Azizan Yahya.

Sultan Muhammad V then inspected the main guard of honour comprising 103 personnel of different ranks and four officers from the 1st Battalion Royal Malay Regiment, led by Mejar Azlan Shah Baharom.

After the ceremony, his majesty held a photography session at the Royal Chamber before being escorted to the Dewan Rakyat to deliver the royal address.

The Dewan Rakyat will sit for 20 days until April 5 while the Dewan Negara will sit for 10 days from April 16 till April 30.

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