LABUAN: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today officially opened a mosque named after His Majesty in Kampung Lajau here.
The Sultan Muhammad V Mosque was formerly known as the Al Muhammadiyah Jamek Mosque. It is Labuan's second largest mosque.
The King, clad in a white robe, signed a plaque to symbolise the opening of the mosque. Sultan Muhammad V arrived at the mosque at 12.43pm and was welcomed by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Labuan Member of Parliament Datuk Rozman Isli and more than 1,000 people.
His Majesty later joined the worshippers for the Friday prayers led by Imam An-Nur Ustaz Mohd Najeeb Abd Rahim. After the prayers, Sultan Muhammad V attended a reception with the people.
The Sultan Muhammad V Mosque, with modern contemporary and Islamic architecture, was constructed in early 2009 at a cost of RM5.1 million provided by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) and Labuan Corporation. Used since 2013, it can cater to about 1,000 worshippers.
The King later attended a briefing on the development of Labuan at the Dorsett Grand Hotel, given by Tengku Adnan.
Sultan Muhammad V is on a two-day visit to Labuan from yesterday. This is His Majesty's maiden visit to Labuan after ascending the throne as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Dec 13, 2016. - Bernama