Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Shafie Apdal Attend Conference of Rulers

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TYT Pulau Pinang Tun Datuk Seri Utama Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Haji Abbas, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, third from left, TYT Sarawak, Tun Pehin Seri Taib Mahmud, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah and Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie Apdal, right, share some light moments at Istana Negara before the start of the Rulers Conference on Wednesday. – Sabah Chief Minister’s Department photo by Eddie Angat

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir today chairs the 255th meeting of the Conference of Rulers’ at Istana Negara.

Earlier, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah welcomed the arrival of Tuanku Muhriz to chair the meeting.

Tuanku Muhriz later also took the salute before a guard-of-honour at the main square of the palace.

Among those who attended today’s meeting Yang di-Pertua Sabah (Head of State), Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie Haji Apdal

The meeting was also attended by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah; Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah; Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin; Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail and Sultan of Kedah Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.

Kelantan was represented by the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan Tengku Dr Muhammad Faiz Petra Sultan Ismail Petra, Pahang represented by Tengku Arif Temenggong of Pahang Tengku Fahd Mua’adzam Sultan Ahmad Shah and Johor by Regent of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

The Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang, Melaka, and Sarawak also attended the two-day meeting starting today.

The Malay Rulers were accompanied by the respective menteris besar and the Yang Dipertuas Negeri, by the respective chief ministers. Meanwhile, Tuanku Muhriz also planted a Merbau sapling to symbolise Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan chairing the meeting.

The inaugural planting of the national tree in conjunction with the conference of rulers’meeting is the initiative of Al-Sultan Abdullah who is scheduled to attend the meeting tomorrow.

The Merbau tree was announced as the national tree by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on August 23, this year.