Coronation of 17th King of Malaysia to be held at Istana Negara on July 20, says Fahmi


PUTRAJAYA: The Coronation of the 17th King of Malaysia, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, will be held at Istana Negara on July 20, Fahmi Fadzil announced on Thursday (May 16).

The Communications Minister made the announcement after chairing the meeting of the Special Committee for the King’s Coronation Events here Thursday.

"As we all know, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim has taken and signed the oath of office as the 17th King of Malaysia on Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024.

"Therefore, the Government, with His Majesty’s consent, will organise several events in conjunction with the Coronation of His Majesty the King,” he told a press conference.

Earlier, Protocol Chief in the Ceremonial and International Conference Secretariat Division of the Prime Minister’s Department, Rozainor Ramli, announced Fahmi’s appointment as Chairman of the Special Committee for the King’s Coronation Events.

Fahmi also announced that June 3 is the King's official birthday, and it has been declared a public holiday.

"However, His Majesty has consented to the postponement of the birthday celebrations from June to September.

"This is to prioritise the King’s Coronation and other events in conjunction with the Coronation ceremony in July,” he said.

He said the events in conjunction with the King’s Coronation are as follows:

  • Yasin recital and Doa Selamat at 5.30pm on Thursday (July 18) at Masjid Negara.
  • Special Sermon and Friday Prayer on Friday (July 19) at Masjid Negara.
  • Coronation of the 17th King of Malaysia at 10am on Saturday (July 20) at Istana Negara.
  • Royal Banquet at 8.30pm on Saturday (July 20) at Istana Negara.
  • Their Majesties the King and Queen’s visit to Orang Asli Hospital at 9.30am on Tuesday (July 23) in Gombak.
  • Raja Kita (Our King) Exhibition at 11am on Thursday (July 25) at National Museum.
  • Royal Tea Reception at 3 pm on Saturday (July 27) at Istana Negara.

Meanwhile, Fahmi said the Ministry of Communications is coordinating various activities, including discussions with the media regarding the events that can be organised throughout the week leading up to the King’s Coronation. – Bernama

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