Tuesday, March 13, 2012

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah consent to open the fifth session of Malaysian Parliamentary Seating at the Malaysian Parliament building, Kuala Lumpur. His Majesty were accompanied by his consort, Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong (the Supreme Queen) of Malaysia, Tuanku Hajah Haminah. Their Majesties arrived at the Parliament Square around 10 am. Later the National Anthem, Negaraku was played followed by the inspection of the Guard-of-Honour by the King. The Guards mounted by 103 members of the Malay Royal Regiment First Battalion of Malaysian Army from Sungai Besi Camp, lead by Major Amriza Mohd Ashaari.

Present in the ceremony were the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia; the Speaker of Dewan Negara, Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang and their Deputies. Also attending the ceremony were Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak; Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin; Cabinet Ministers, members of Parliament and representatives of foreign dignitaries and diplomats.

During his opening speech, the King urged the people of the country to strengthen unity and avoid any action that may affect or jeopardize national sovereignty. The King also has an advice to the members of Parliament, and that is to to always maintain the honor and sanctity of the chamber. In recent development, the King also want the youth of the country to always appreciate the freedom that has been achieved now.

picture from Utusan



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