Coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar
as the 5th Johor Sultan
The coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar as the state’s fifth Sultan in the history of modern Johor will be held at Istana Besar Johor on March 23.
The coronation ceremony will also see Sultan Ibrahim conferring the new title of Permaisuri Johor on his consort, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah.
To mark the occasion and allow the public to join in the celebrations, March 23 will be a public holiday.
At least nine different but related events will be held beginning March 16 and three subsequent months..
The coronation ceremony will be special, as the last time it was held was 55 years ago. This time the exclusive event will combine Islamic, Malay and Western culture and rituals based on previous coronation to preserve and enrich the Johor royal traditions.
The last coronation ceremony was held on February 10, 1960 when Almarhum Sultan Ismail Sultan Ibrahim ascended the Johor throne.
In conjunction with the coronation, commemorative stamps in denominations of 60 sen, 80 sen and RM1 and first day covers will be on sale at the post offices from March 23.
Commemorative gold medallions will also be available from Bank Negara from that date.
At least 30,000 people are expected to watch the live telecast of the coronation ceremony via selected television stations and on giant screens at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru.
Watch it ‘LIVE’ on http://www.johortimes.my
Johor Times portal is operated by a Johor Bahru-based outfit, JT Resources.
With technological advancement and ever- increasing demand for fast access to information, the company has shaped itself as the pioneer in ‘Live Streaming’ in Malaysia.
Parallel to the vision and mission of providing a variety of news, in-line with this fast-moving age of technology, JT Resources has also pioneered ‘Augmented Reality’ (AR) in the region.