Sultan Ibrahim Begins Reign As Malaysia’s New King

Screen grab courtesy of BERNAMA TV livestream.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) — His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim of Johor today began his reign as Malaysia’s new King following the signing of the oath of office by His Majesty as the 17th King following a Rulers Conference meeting.

His Majesty had early safely arrived in the federal capital following a grand send off from Johor with thousands gathered to wish His Majesty well.

The private plane carrying His Majesty from the Senai International Airport landed at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Subang Air Base, near here, at 9.40 am.

Sultan Ibrahim was welcomed upon arrival by the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and the Selangor royalties.

Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Major General Datuk Indera Zahari Mohd Ariffin, Chief Protocol Officer of the Malaysian Government Datuk Rozainor Ramli and RMAF Subang Air Base Commander Colonel Yusri Jamari were also present.

His Majesty then walked past a static honour guard mounted by two officers and 26 men from the 1st Battalion Royal Rangers Regiment, who performed the Royal Salute.

Outside the RMAF base, thousands of people had gathered since early morning to welcome the arrival of Sultan Ibrahim, waving affectionately to His Majesty as the royal convoy headed towards Istana Negara.