King says he treasures his KL experience

KUALA LUMPUR: The investiture ceremony of Federal Territory awards, decorations and medals in conjunction with Federal Territory Day was the last to be graced by Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who was sworn in as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 31, 2019.

“The investiture ceremony for federal awards and medals in conjunction with Federal Territory Day this morning will be my last as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” His Majesty said during the ceremony at Istana Negara here yesterday.

Sultan Abdullah, then the Sultan of Pahang, took the oath of office as Yang di-Pertuan Agong after he was elected by the Malay Rulers at the 251st (Special) Meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara on Jan 24, 2019, to reign for a five-year term.

The King said the fond memories of his reign in this metropolitan city would always be cherished by him and the Raja Permaisuri Agong.

“The Queen and I feel very lucky and happy with the hospitality extended and courtesy shown by the residents of this metropolitan city who have always welcomed us warmly.

“As the Malay proverb goes ‘tidak kenal maka tidak cinta’ (to know is indeed to love),” His Majesty added.

“Through our travels and visits to all corners of the city, at shopping centres, mosques and surau, shops and markets, as well as when dining at restaurants and stalls, both of us were delighted that we could get to know fellow citizens of various races and religions who were always happy to greet us with a smile.” The King said the virtues of tolerance and friendliness were still firmly upheld while diversity has remained a strength despite the hustle and bustle of city life.

As such, His Majesty urged Malaysians to make these noble values the basis in strengthening and making Malaysia a developed and respected nation.

The King also advised the people to stop all disputes, avoid controversies and not create a climate of hostility because unity was the key to Malaysia’s bright future.

“Truly, the unity agenda will develop a sense of tolerance and love for the country which is the recipe for peace and prosperity among the people,” His Majesty added.

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