King Attends Royal Forum In Conjunction With Birthday Celebration

Last update: 15/09/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V tonight attended a Royal Forum at the Istana Negara.

The forum, jointly organised by the Prime Minister's Department, Istana Negara and the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), was held in conjunction with His Majesty's official birthday celebrations this year.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

The forum titled 'Payung Negara', which was telecast live over TV1, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), also included three panelists namely Federal Territory Mufti Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, freelance preacher Datuk Kazim Elias as well as Datuk Ustaz Badli Shah Alauddin from the Pahang Islamic Affairs Department.

Ustaz Zakaria Othman from Jakim acted as the moderator of the forum which was attended by more than 600 invited guests.

The 90-minute forum which began at 9.30 pm included a discussion on the importance and role of the constitutional monarchy in the country.