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The Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad head the list of 83 people who will be conferred awards by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, on March 17 in conjunction with his installation and coronation ceremony today.
The nation will witness Selangor's new Ruler, its ninth Sultan crowned Saturday, according to traditional rites and customs of the state's Sultanate, one of Malaysia's oldest. Proclaimed Sultan of Selangor on Nov 22,2001, upon the demise of his father, then the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, the Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Idris Shah became Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. KEE HUA CHEE details the fascinating life of a man destines to be Sultan.
WHILE most people will witness for the first time the coronation of a Selangor Sultan, Datuk Ch'ng Seng Poh will be among the very few to capture 'live' the coronation of the state's Ruler for the third time in a row.
TODAY, at the 10am, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Shah Al-Haj will be crowned the ninth Sultan of Selangor. Witnessed by members of the Royal House of Selangor, and representatives of the Malay Rulers, governors, local and foreign dignitaries, the coronation will be full of pomp and grandeur. The last coronation of such magnitude was over four decades ago when Sultan Sharafuddin's father was crowned. During the coronation, the most important objects are the Royal Regalia of the Sultanate of Selangor. KEE HUA CHEE describes the role and significance of each.
Just a day before his coronation ceremony as the ninth Ruler of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah went through a bathing ceremony steeped in royal tradition at the Padang Mahkota at Istana Alam Shah in Klang Friday.
Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor, which was launched yesterday, saw a total contribution of RM1.5mil by 15 donors.