Malay Rulers arrive at Istana Negara for special meeting of Conference of Rulers


Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim leaving the RMAF base in Subang on the way to Istana Negara. - Photo: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Malay Rulers have arrived at Istana Negara here to attend the 264th Meeting of the Conference of Rulers (Special) in conjunction with the swearing-in ceremony of the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on Wednesday (Jan 31).

Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu is expected to preside over the meeting which is scheduled to take place at the Throne Room at 11am.

Among those spotted arriving as at 9.45am were the Regent of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor and Yang di-Pertua Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

Also present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the two Deputy Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

At the meeting, Sultan Ibrahim of Johor will be sworn in as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, while Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak will take the oath of office as Deputy King for the third time.

Sultan Ibrahim will replace Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Mustafa Billah Shah whose five-year reign as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong came to an end on Tuesday (Jan 30). - Bernama


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