King graces opening of 15th Parliament's Third Session

KUALA LUMPUR: His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, graced the official opening of the First Meeting of the Third Session of the 15th Parliament here on Monday (Feb 26).

Also present was Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, Queen of Malaysia.

Their Majesties arrived at Parliament Square at 10am and were greeted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Also present were the two Deputy Prime Ministers, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof; Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Johari Abdul and Dewan Negara President Datuk Mutang Tagal.

This is the first Parliament opening ceremony by Sultan Ibrahim since being sworn in as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 31.

Sultan Ibrahim and Raja Zarith Sofia were then escorted to the royal court and received the royal salute, mounted by the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment from Sungai Besi Perdana Camp, Kuala Lumpur. - Bernama

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