SHAH ALAM – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, today received a special album comprising 80 of his photographs from childhood up to now, from the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama).
Bernama chairman Datuk Seri Azman Ujang presented the special album to Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah during a two-hour meeting at the Istana Bukit Kayangan, here today.
Also present at the meeting were Bernama Editor-in-Chief, Datuk Zakaria Abd Wahab and three representatives from the agency’s Photo Marketing Unit.
Azman, when met by Bernama after the meeting, said that the Sultan’s consent to meet the Bernama team was an honour and appreciation to the national news agency.
“This is a rare honour given to Bernama from Tuanku and he spent almost two hours talking to us on various subjects.
“I did get a closer look into the life of the Sultan and the history of the Selangor Sultanate,” he said.
Published by Bernama Photo Marketing Unit in conjunction with the Sultan’s 72nd birthday celebration on Dec 11, the book recognises his important role as the Selangor rule for 16 years and it featured eight segments, namely the Birth of A Sultan, the Heir to the Throne, the Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah, Services and Contributions, A Caring Ruler of the People, Quest for Knowledge, A Man of Many Interests and Family Life.
Azman said Sultan Sharafuddin was also pleased to have a series of royal exhibition to be held in nine districts in Selangor in conjunction with his birthday this year.
The Sultan also informed him about the plan to publish a book depicting the glory of Selangor football, especially when the late Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Minhat represented the Selangor team in the Malaysia Cup in the 1950s and 1960s.
At the meeting, Sultan Sharafuddin presented an album containing a compilation of old photographs of the Malay Peninsula to Bernama as a token of appreciation. – BERNAMA