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Sultan Muhammad V inspecting the guard of honour mounted by 32 officers and 700 personnel from other ranks during the ceremonial parade at the Dataran Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD) in the Sungai Besi Camp. The ceremony was held following his installation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, which also made him the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces. Pix by Zaaba Zakeria

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has urged those who succeed the Malaysian Armed Forces to constantly improve themselves to achieve better level of success.

His Majesty said that the Malaysian Armed Forces should double their efforts in polishing their savoir faire and readyness.

"In order to be a credible and respected team, the level of discipline of the Malaysian Armed Forces should be prioritised.

"Any aspect that may give negative impact on the Malaysian Armed Forces should avoided," he said.

Sultan Muhammad V spoke at the ceremonial parade at the Dataran Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD) in the Sungai Besi Camp here this morning.

The ceremony was held following his installation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, which also made him the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Upon his arrival at the army square at 11.17am, the King was given the royal salute followed by the national anthem and a 21-gun salute.

Eight helicopters belonging to the Malaysian Armed Forces, bearing the Malaysian, ATM, Army, Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) flags, performed a flypast overhead.

His majesty then inspected the guard of honour mounted by 32 officers and 700 personnel from other ranks.

The parade involved the participation of three contingents from the Army namely the Royal Malay Regiment, Royal Ranger Regiment and Royal Armoured Corps, and a contingent each from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

Also present at the ceremony were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharom, Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi, Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor.

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