KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was today conferred the Darjah Yang Maha Utama Darjah Kerabat Diraja Malaysia (D.K.M) by the government of Malaysia at the Istana Negara here.
At the same ceremony, the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was conferred the Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara (D.M.N).
The awards to the King and Queen were both presented by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who represented the government.
The Royal couple arrived at the ceremony at 2.30pm, and was greeted by Dr Mahathir and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.
Sultan Abdullah was proclaimed the sixth Sultan of Pahang on Jan 15 this year and took the oath of office as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 31. The King's coronation is scheduled to be held on July 30.
The awards presentation ceremony was also witnessed by Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar, Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, and Pahang Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail. - Bernama