Agong attends prayers at KL mosque ahead of birthday celebration


KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V joined in the recital of Yasin and ‘doa selamat’ (thanksgiving prayer), and the performance of hajat prayer at the Federal Territory Mosque here last night, in conjunction with his upcoming official birthday celebration.

His Majesty, who arrived at the mosque at 7.32pm, was greeted by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Federal Territories mufti Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

The prayers were led by the Grand Imam of the Federal Territory Mosque, Zakariah Isa.

Sultan Muhammad V later spent time mingling with the congregation.

Earlier, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar said an investiture ceremony would not be held this year.

However, Sultan Muhammad V will observe the Trooping of the Colours ceremony on Sept 12 at the National Heroes Square in Putrajaya; and attend the ‘Forum Perdana Diraja’ programme at the Istana Negara here on Sept 13.

As the Agong’s official birthday falls on Sept 9 – a Sunday – a replacement holiday will be given on Monday (Sept 10) in states for which Sunday is a weekend holiday. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd