Sunday, September 26

King receives certificate of recognition from Malaysia Book of Records


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Book of Records yesterday presented Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah with a certificate recognising the monarch as the first sultan to be appointed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a second time.

Its managing director, Datuk Danny Ooi, handed over the certificate of recognition to the king at the Istana Negara in Jalan Duta here.

Also present at the ceremony was the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah.

Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah was Yang di-Pertuan Agong for the first time between Jan 21, 1970, and Sept 20, 1975.

The ruler was appointed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for the second time effective Dec 13 last year.

Meanwhile, in a separate event at Istana Negara, Tuanku Hajah Haminah was presented a sash to honour the queen as the new royal patron of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia.

Five members of the association handed over the sash to association president Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the
prime minister, who in turn presented it to Tuanku Hajah Haminah.

Association deputy president, the Raja Puan Muda of Perak, Raja Nor Mahani Raja Shahar Shah, and association chief commissioner Datin Seri Zalillah Mohd Taib were also present. — Bernama