Photo gallery: Johor Ruler embarks on journey to ascend Federal throne


Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim waving at the crowd gathered to see him off on his journey to take oath as the 17th King of Malaysia.

PETALING JAYA: Thousands gathered along the streets in Johor, spanning from Istana Bukit Serene to Senai International Airport in Kulai, from as early as 6.30am to witness the momentous departure of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Alrmarhum Sultan Iskandar to Kuala Lumpur to take the oath of office as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Dressed in full ceremonial attire, His Majesty departed Istana Bukit Serene in an official vehicle at 7.45am, accompanied by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, as the minister in attendance, and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim welcomed by state dignitaries, headed by Johor State Secretary Tan Sri Dr Azmi Rohani, alongside State Assembly members and state government officers on arrival at the Senai International Airport.Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim welcomed by state dignitaries, headed by Johor State Secretary Tan Sri Dr Azmi Rohani, alongside State Assembly members and state government officers on arrival at the Senai International Airport.

About 30,000 people, including school students, state civil servants and the public observed Sultan Ibrahim's departure.

The crowd gathered along the route leading to LTAS, at locations such as Taman Scientex Utama Senai, Taman Aman, Pekan Senai and the LTAS Mosque, extending until the Senai Royal Hangar.

Upon arriving at LTAS, His Majesty was welcomed by state dignitaries, headed by Johor State Secretary Tan Sri Dr Azmi Rohani, alongside State Assembly members and state government officers.

Before the Royal entourage departed for Kuala Lumpur on His Majesty’s private plane, Johor Mufti Datuk Yahya Ahmad led the prayer recitation, followed by the chanting of "Daulat Tuanku" three times by Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Perang Musa.

The plane took off to Subang Air Base at 9 am. - Bernama


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