Monday, 12 December 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: People-oriented Ruler Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Tuanku Hajah Haminah were accorded a symbolic royal send-off today upon completion of their five-year reign as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong.
Tuanku Abdul Halim, 89, who was proclaimed the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on April 11, 2012, and Tuanku Hajah Haminah left Istana Negara in a simple yet ceremonial event at 8.20am.
Their Majesties were accompanied by minister-in-attendance Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid and wife Datin Seri Noraini Abdullah and also Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and his wife Datin Seri Hizam Awang Ahmad.
Tuanku Abdul Halim, who was in the official attire of Head of State known as the ‘muskat’, left Istana Negara in the official vehicle for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, escorted by seven outriders and 20 sovereign escorts from the Royal Armoured Corps.
As they left the Istana Negara, the royal couple passed by an Honour Guard mounted by members of the 1st Battalion Royal Ranger Regiment led by Major Mohamed Zaid Mohamed Tazali who stood in salute.
Simultaneously, the national anthem ‘Negaraku’ was played as the motorcade proceeded to Parliament Square for Their Majesties’ royal send-off to their home state of Kedah.
Source by: Internet