Siaran Langsung Istiadat Kemahkotaan DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Johor Pada 23 Mac 2015

Selasa, 17 November 2015

Countdown To A Coronation - History Channel Asia (CH555 - Astro)


It’s 2015 and Sultan Ibrahim of Johor has been the Sultan of Johor for 5 years. In that time, he’s travelled the length and breadth of Johor. He’s met his subjects and heard their concerns. He’s won the hearts of his people. But what he hasn’t done is had his coronation. 

A coronation is not compulsory to formalise a sultan’s position. In fact, the last coronation in Johor occurred about half-a-century ago. But Sultan Ibrahim wants to give his people the celebration they deserve, so he’s ordered a royal coronation. 

This documentary will show the intricate preparations for the coronation, from the military parade to the preparation of food. It will also offer a glimpse into the personal life of the Sultan as he juggles being a king with being a father to his children.

Episode #1
The Sultan of Johor wants to provide a spectacle -- the first royal coronation in over half-a-century. Between his duties as father and ruler, can he give his people the celebration they deserve?
 
Upcoming Airings:
  • Sunday,22 Nov, 2015 - 22:00
  • Monday,23 Nov, 2015 - 03:00
  • Monday,23 Nov, 2015 - 06:00
  • Monday,23 Nov, 2015 - 11:00
  • Monday,23 Nov, 2015 - 15:00
  • Wednesday,25 Nov, 2015 - 23:00
  • Thursday,26 Nov, 2015 - 02:00
  • Saturday,28 Nov, 2015 - 14:00
  • Sunday,29 Nov, 2015 - 11:00
Episode #2
The Sultan of Johor wants to provide a spectacle -- the first royal coronation in over half-a-century. Between his duties as father and ruler, can he give his people the celebration they deserve?
 
Upcoming Airings:
  • Sunday,29 Nov, 2015 - 22:00
  • Monday,30 Nov, 2015 - 03:00
  • Monday,30 Nov, 2015 - 06:00
  • Monday,30 Nov, 2015 - 11:00
  • Monday,30 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

Jumaat, 24 April 2015

Gambar-gambar Sekitar Istiadat Menurun Bendera Meletak Kerja

JOHOR BAHARU, 21 April -- Askar Timbalan Setia Negeri Johor menurunkan bendera sebelum diserahkan kepada Yang Dipertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli pada Istiadat Menurun Bendera Meletak Kerja di Tugu Peringatan Istana Besar hari ini. Upacara ini menandakan berakhirnya perayaan Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, sejak bulan lepas.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

 JOHOR BAHARU, 21 April -- Yang Dipertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli (berbaju ungu, belakang) menyaksikan Askar Timbalan Setia Negeri Johor menurunkan bendera sebelum diserahkan kepada beliau pada Istiadat Menurun Bendera Meletak Kerja di Tugu Peringatan Istana Besar hari ini. Upacara ini menandakan berakhirnya perayaan Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, sejak bulan lepas.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

 JOHOR BAHARU, 21 April -- Yang Dipertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli (dua kiri depan) menyaksikan Askar Timbalan Setia Negeri Johor menurunkan bendera sebelum diserahkan kepada beliau pada Istiadat Menurun Bendera Meletak Kerja di Tugu Peringatan Istana Besar hari ini. Upacara ini menandakan berakhirnya perayaan Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, sejak bulan lepas.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

JOHOR BAHARU, 21 April -- Askar Timbalan Setia Negeri Johor menyerahkan bendera yang telah diturunkan kepada Yang Dipertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli pada Istiadat Menurun Bendera Meletak Kerja di Tugu Peringatan Istana Besar hari ini. Upacara ini menandakan berakhirnya perayaan Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, sejak bulan lepas.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

Perayaan Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Berakhir Dengan Istiadat Menurun Bendera Letak Kerja

JOHOR BAHARU, 21 April (Bernama) -- Istiadat Menurun Bendera Meletak Kerja dilakukan hari ini sebagai simbolik berakhirnya perayaan Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, sejak bulan lepas.

Istiadat disempurnakan di Tugu Peringatan Istana Besar, di sini, mulai 9 pagi dengan disaksikan Yang Dipertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli.

Upacara istiadat dimulakan dengan doa oleh Mufti Johor Datuk Mohd Tahrir Shamsudin sejurus Datuk Penghulu Istiadat Datuk Abdul Latiff Yusoff menyeru memulakan majlis.

Penurunan bendera dilakukan dengan diiringi lagu turun bendera oleh Askar Timbalan Setia Negeri Johor dan bendera kemudian diserahkan kepada Abdul Rahim.

Turut hadir menyaksikan istiadat itu, Pengerusi Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Johor Datuk Noh Gadut, exco kerajaan negeri dan ketua jabatan kerajaan.

Bendera berkenaan dinaikkan sejak 16 Mac lepas menerusi Istiadat Meletak Kerja sebagai simbolik bermulanya Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Ibrahim.

Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Ibrahim sebagai Sultan Johor kelima dalam sejarah Johor moden diadakan pada 23 Mac lepas, di Istana Besar, di sini.

-- BERNAMA, 21 April 2015

Ahad, 19 April 2015

Sultan Johor, Permaisuri Berangkat Ke Jamuan Teh Bersama Rakyat Muar

MUAR, 18 April (Bernama) -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar hari ini berkenan berangkat menghadiri jamuan teh bersama rakyat di Dataran Tanjung Emas di sini.

Majlis yang bermula pada 3 petang itu diadakan bersempena Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor pada 23 Mac lepas.

Berangkat sama, Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, anakanda baginda Tunku Tun Aminah; Tunku Temenggong Tunku Idris dan Tunku Putera Tunku Abu Bakar.

Turut hadir Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, barisan Exco kerajaan negeri, Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor Datuk Ismail Karim, Presiden dan Ketua Eksekutif JCorp Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim dan anggota Parlimen Muar Datuk Razali Ibrahim.

Kira-kira 10,000 rakyat pelbagai kaum hadir ke majlis berkenaan, turut mengambil peluang bersalaman dan beramah mesra dengan Sultan Johor.

Raja Zarith Sofiah pula berkenan menyampaikan sumbangan kepada lebih 150 penerima yang kurang berkemampuan.

Majlis itu juga turut diserikan dengan pelbagai persembahan tarian kebudayaan kaum dan nyanyian termasuk penyanyi Nash dan Caliph Buskers.

Orang ramai turut dihidangkan dengan pelbagai sajian tempatan seperti sate, martabak, kuih-muih, roti jala dan mi rebus.

Sebelum majlis itu, baginda berkenan merasmikan Karnival Johor Corporation (JCorp) yang diadakan sempena istiadat itu di dataran berkenaan.

Terdahulu pada sebelah pagi Baginda berkenan menyampaikan hadiah kepada pemenang Pertandingan Futsal Antara Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Negeri Johor di Gelanggang Futsal Muar di sini yang dimenangi Majlis Bandaraya Johor Baharu.

Selepas penyampaian hadiah itu, baginda berkenan melawat Karnival 'Road To HPPNK 2015' di Persiaran Maharani di sini.

-- BERNAMA, 18 April 2015

Selasa, 14 April 2015

Jalan Maharani Di Muar Ditutup Selama 13 Hari Bagi Karnival HPPNK

MUAR, 9 April (Bernama) -- Jalan Maharani di bandar ini akan ditutup selama 13 hari bermula esok untuk Karnival Hari Penternak, Peladang dan Nelayan Kebangsaan (HPPNK) Peringkat Negeri sempena sambutan Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Peringkat Daerah Muar.

Yang Dipertua Majlis Perbandaran Muar (MPM), Ramlee A Rahman berkata, pihaknya telah memaklumkan mengenai penutupan itu melalui notis, hebahan melalui laman sosial Facebook MPM dan surat pekeliling yang sudah diserahkan kepada peniaga di sepanjang jalan itu.

"MPM juga memasang papan tanda notis pemberitahuan di jalan-jalan utama di bandar ini sejak 10 hari lalu supaya orang ramai boleh membuat perancangan perjalanan mereka.

Anggota penguatkuasaan MPM dibantu polis dan pasukan Jabatan Sukarelawan Malaysia (Rela) akan mengawal aliran trafik," katanya dalam sidang media di sini hari ini.

Ramlee berkata sebanyak 100 buah gerai pelbagai jualan akan mengambil bahagian pada karnival itu nanti.

"Kenderaan peniaga bagaimanapun akan dibenarkan melalui jalan itu dengan menggunakan jalan pintas yang kita sediakan seperti Jalan Abdullah sebelum masuk ke Jalan Sisi, Jalan Sayang, Jalan Yahya, Jalan Sulaiman dan Jalan Haji Abu," katanya.

Beliau berkata pengguna yang datang ke pusat bandar dan mahu ke Ledang atau Pagoh diminta melalui jalan alternatif iaitu Jalan Abdullah, Jalan Arab dan Jalan Bakri sebelum menyeberangi Jambatan Sultan Ismail.

Katanya Jambatan Sultan Ismail pula akan ditutup sepenuhnya pada 18 April mulai pukul 3 petang sehingga 3 pagi dan penggguna boleh menggunakan jalan pintasan dan Jambatan Kedua Muar.

Katanya operasi Hentian Bas dan Teksi Maharani akan dipindahkan sementara ke Stadium Sultan Ibrahim manakala perkhidmatan teksi di tempat letak kereta di Dewan Jubli Intan.

Ramlee berharap orang ramai akan memberikan kerjasama sepanjang penutupan jalan berkenaan dan bersama-sama menjayakan karnival yang sambutan kemuncaknya pada 17 sehingga 19 April.

-- BERNAMA, 09 April 2015

Ahad, 5 April 2015

Sultan Johor, Permaisuri Johor Saksikan Pertunjukan Tatu Kemahkotaan

KLUANG, 4 April (Bernama) -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar dan Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah berkenan berangkat menyaksikan pertunjukan Tatu Kemahkotaan di Stadium Kluang, malam ini.
Pertunjukan oleh 1,500 anggota Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) dan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) itu diadakan bersempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor pada 23 Mac lepas.

Turut hadir, Menteri Pertahanan Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Panglima Angkatan Tentera Jen Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin dan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor Datuk Ismail Karim, barisan exco kerajaan negeri dan Pegawai Daerah Kluang Muhammad Fuad Radzuan, turut hadir.

Pertunjukan bermula 9 malam itu berkonsepkan gabungan persembahan pancaragam dan kepakaran ATM/PDRM.

Antara yang dipertonton kepada lebih 5,000 rakyat itu adalah persembahan 'drumline' oleh Pusat Latihan Muzik Tentera Darat (Puzida), kawad senyap oleh Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) dan pancaragam gabungan ATM.

Turut dipertontonkan ialah persembahan kawad patung dan pancaragam PDRM, persembahan anjing pengesan (K9) PDRM dan anjing perang ATM, Wira Merah, kepakaran Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) serta gabungan aksi payung terjun dari Rejimen 21 (GGK) dan 69 Komando.

Persembahan berkenaan turut dimeriahkan dengan pertunjukan bunga api, selain acara kebudayaan oleh Yayasan Warisan Johor dan nyanyian beberapa artis tempatan termasuk Fazli Zainal, Ayai dan Ameng Spring.

-- BERNAMA, 04 April 2015

Sultan Johor, Permaisuri Berangkat Ke Jamuan Teh Bersama Rakyat Kluang

KLUANG, 4 April (Bernama) -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar hari ini berkenan berangkat menghadiri jamuan teh bersama rakyat di Laman Tasik, di sini.
Majlis bermula 3 petang itu diadakan bersempena Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor, 23 Mac lepas.

Berangkat sama ke majlis itu Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, Che' Puan Khaleeda Bustamam serta para anakanda lain.

Turut hadir Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, barisan exco kerajaan negeri, Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor Datuk Ismail Karim dan Pegawai Daerah Kluang Mohamad Fuad Radzuan.

Kira-kira 10,000 rakyat pelbagai kaum yang hadir ke majlis itu turut mengambil peluang bersalaman dan beramah mesra dengan Sultan Johor.

Raja Zarith Sofiah pula berkenan menyampaikan 20 bungkusan dan wang tunai kepada golongan memerlukan termasuk pelatih Pusat Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Kluang.

Majlis kira-kira sejam dalam cuaca mendung itu diserikan pelbagai persembahan tarian kebudayaan kaum dan nyanyian termasuk penyanyi, Ameng Spring.

Orang ramai turut dihidangkan dengan pelbagai sajian tempatan seperti murtabak, kuih-muih, roti jala dan mee rebus.

-- BERNAMA, 4 April 2015

Rabu, 1 April 2015

Siaran 4 jam catat tontonan tertinggi

Oleh NORSHIKIN MOHD SALLEH

JOHOR BAHRU – Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, Isnin lalu bukan sahaja ditonton rakyat di negara ini, malah di seluruh dunia.

Istiadat gilang gemilang tersebut disiarkan secara langsung menerusi stesen televisyen tempatan dan juga boleh ditonton secara online streaming menerusi web http://kemahkotaan.johor.gov.my.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Publisiti Istiadat Kemahkotaan Md Jais Sarday berkata, siaran selama empat jam itu mendapat tontonan pelayar tertinggi.

“Istiadat baru-baru ini kita nilai hampir sempurna dan menjadi contoh bagi negeri lain, malah siaran langsung di online streaming juga merekodkan tontonan tertinggi, orang memang hendak tengok dari luar negara.

“Dalam tempoh empat jam iaitu dari jam 10 hingga 2 petang, siaran itu mendapat tontonan 5,030 pelayar sekali gus yang tertinggi berbanding laman lain pada waktu itu,” katanya di perasmian Pameran Mahkota Jauhar Junjungan Negeri, di Persada Johor.

Pameran tersebut dirasmikan Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar yang diiringi Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah dan anakanda baginda.

Jais yang berpuas hati dengan kelancaran istiadat tersebut akan berangkat ke daerah bagi sambutan.

“Alhamdulillah setakat ini semua berjalan lancar, malah saya sendiri mendapat respons baik rakyat dan mereka dapat mengetahui lebih jelas bahawa sultan tidak seperti digambarkan sesetengah pihak.

“Baginda tuanku seorang yang bijaksana, mesra rakyat, menerusi istiadat ini rakyat dapat mengenali sultan mereka,” katanya.

Katanya, laman web yang diwujudkan sempena Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Kelima  itu akan dikekalkan dan ditambah pengisian lanjut.

 

Keberangkatan tiba Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar ke Pameran Mahkota Jauhar Junjungan Negeri disambut mesra.
 

Kenali Keunikan Kesultanan Johor Menerusi Pameran

Oleh Lucia Terey Anak John

JOHOR BAHARU (Bernama) -- Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor kelima, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar yang berlangsung 23 Mac, bukan sahaja memberi peluang kepada orang ramai mempelajari istiadat diraja itu, malah membuka mata tentang keunikan sejarah dan khazanah yang dimiliki negeri ini.

Manakan tidak, kali terakhir ia diadakan ialah pada 10 Feb 1960, iaitu 55 tahun lepas. Justeru itu, ia diibaratkan sebagai platform kepada rakyat untuk bersatu dan berkumpul bagi meraikan upacara itu dengan penuh gilang gemilang.

Satu daripada suasana yang mungkin dapat menterjemahkan sifat gilang gemilang itu ialah ketika ribuan pengunjung, tidak kira dari dalam atau luar negara sanggup berbaris dan menunggu di tepi jalan semata-mata untuk melihat Tuanku tiba di Istana Besar pada hari berkenaan.

Perkara itu sudah cukup membuktikan bahawa rakyat juga tidak mahu terlepas menjadi sebahagian daripada peristiwa bersejarah itu.

Sehubungan itu, sebagai meneruskan lagi niat untuk rakyat mengetahui tentang kemahkotaan itu, Arkib Negara Malaysia Cawangan Johor telah mengaturkan satu pameran mengenai kemahkotaan itu mulai 28 Mac hingga 25 April di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor (Persada Johor).

MAHKOTA JAUHAR, JUNJUNGAN NEGERI

Pameran yang bertemakan 'Mahkota Jauhar, Junjungan Negeri' itu bermatlamat untuk mengajak masyarakat menghargai dan menyelami sebaiknya istiadat kemahkotaan di Johor.

Pengarah Arkib Negara Malaysia negeri, Gowri P.S Thangaya ketika ditemui di pejabatnya, baru-baru ini berkata ramai yang tidak tahu bahawa kemahkotaan Sultan ini dibawa oleh Sultan Johor pertama dahulu iaitu Sultan Abu Bakar Sultan Ibrahim.

"Atas sebab itu, kita mengadakan pameran ini dalam skala besar supaya dapat memberi pemahaman lebih lanjut terutama kepada pelajar, mahasiswa dan golongan pengkaji sejarah," kata beliau.

Sebanyak enam segmen bakal dipersembahkan pada pameran itu termasuk susur galur keempat-empat Sultan Johor era-moden, usaha-usaha yang dilakukan Sultan Ibrahim I (anak Sultan Abu Bakar) ke arah memangkinkan pembangunan Johor serta kisah Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (Sultan sekarang) sebagai seorang pemimpin yang berjiwa rakyat.
 

JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac -- Pengarah Arkib Negara Malaysia negeri Gowri P.S Thangaya menunjukkan susur galur keempat-empat Sultan Johor era-moden yang akan dipamerkan pada pameran sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor ketika ditemui Bernama di pejabatnya baru-baru ini.
Pameran berlangsung mulai 28 Mac hingga 25 April di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor (Persada Johor).

--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

KENALI SUSUR GALUR SULTAN JOHOR

Dengan memahami susur galur keempat-empat Sultan ini, Gowri berkata rakyat akan lebih memahami siapa pewaris terdekat mereka dan bagaimana corak pentadbiran yang diamalkan oleh sultan terdahulu telah membawa pengaruh besar Kesultanan Johor ke negeri-negeri Melayu lain.

"Selain itu, ia menyentuh hubungan baik kerajaan British dengan kerajaan negeri melalui perjanjian-perjanjian yang dilakukan oleh Sultan Ibrahim I sehinggalah Johor muncul sebagai negeri Melayu yang termaju pada zaman itu," kata Gowri lagi.

Pada segmen lain pula, akan diketengahkan pula Sultan Ibrahim (sekarang) sebagai seorang pemimpin yang suka meluangkan masa bersama rakyat dan Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris yang mempunyai bakat melukis tersendiri.

Atas dasar ingin mewujudkan perasaan sayang rakyat kepada baginda berdua, koleksi gambar Sultan Ibrahim sewaktu mengadakan program dengan rakyat di setiap daerah dan koleksi lukisan yang pernah dihasilkan Raja Zarith Sofiah sendiri akan turut dipamerkan.

Satu kelainan pada pameran ini, adalah sesi pameran darjah-darjah kebesaran negeri dan peralatan seperti tombak, pedang, cokmar dan mahkota buat tontonan umum pada pameran itu.

 
JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac -- Alat Istiadat kebesaran Negeri Johor yang dikenali sebagai 'Keris' akan dibuat dalam bentuk replika sebenar untuk dipamerkan pada Pameran Sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor bertempat di Pusat Konvesyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor ketika ditemui Bernama di Arkib Negeri Johor di Wisma Persekutuan, Jalan Ayer Molek baru-baru ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac -- Alat Istiadat kebesaran Negeri Johor yang dikenali 'Cogan Alam' akan dibuat dalam bentuk replika sebenar untuk dipamerkan pada Pameran Sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor bertempat di Pusat Konvesyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor ketika ditemui Bernama di Arkib Negeri Johor di Wisma Persekutuan, Jalan Ayer Molek baru-baru ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac -- Alat Istiadat kebesaran Negeri Johor yang dikenali sebagai 'Cokmar' akan dibuat dalam bentuk replika sebenar untuk dipamerkan pada pameran sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor bertempat di Pusat Konvesyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor (Persada Johor) ketika ditemui Bernama di Arkib Negeri Johor di Wisma Persekutuan, Jalan Ayer Molek baru-baru ini.--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

GUNA TEKNOLOGI BARU UNTUK MAKLUMAT BAHAN PAMERAN
Atas faktor keselamatan, bagaimanapun replika peralatan ini akan dipamerkan mengikut saiz dan bentuk yang sama akan digunakan bagi tontonan umum, kata Gowri.

Bagi memastikan penyaluran ilmu yang berterusan, arkib bakal mengguna kod bar di setiap bahan pameran agar mudah bagi pengunjung mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai bahan pameran melalui telefon mudah alih mereka.

"Apa yang mereka perlu lakukan ialah hanya mengimbas kod bar berkenaan untuk membolehkan maklumat disimpan dalam telefon bimbit.

"Selepas itu, mereka boleh membacanya di mana-mana sahaja, tidak seperti apabila kita berkunjung ke tapak pameran," katanya yang optimis inisitiaf itu dapat memberi input terbaik khususnya golongan muda.

Sultan Johor, Permaisuri Berangkat Ke Majlis Jamuan Negeri

JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac (Bernama) -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan berangkat menghadiri majlis jamuan negeri bersempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor, di sini Selasa malam.

Majlis bermula 8.30 malam di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor itu dihadiri kira-kira 1,200 tetamu.

Berangkat sama ke majlis berkenaan, Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, bonda Sultan Ibrahim Enche' Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah, para anakanda dan kerabat diraja lain.

Turut hadir, Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin dan isteri Datin Seri Rosni Omar, barisan exco kerajaan Johor dan ketua-ketua jabatan.

Majlis berkenaan diserikan dengan persembahan nyanyian oleh beberapa artis termasuk Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Haziq AF serta artis kebudayaan Yayasan Warisan Johor.

Sementara itu, Mohamed Khaled ketika berucap pada majlis itu, berkata kerajaan negeri beriltizam memastikan Johor membangun menjadi negeri terbaik sekali gus penjana ekonomi utama negara ini.

Beliau berkata sehubungan itu, jentera pentadbiran negeri akan terus berusaha menyusun strategi bagi memastikan hasrat berkenaan tercapai.

"Usaha ke arah itu sudah pun dimulakan seawal pembentangan Bajet Johor 2015 tahun lalu. Intipatinya mudah, setiap masyarakat juga punyai tanggungjawab yang perlu digalas di negeri ini," katanya.

 
JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar dan Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah berkenan berangkat pada Majlis Jamuan negeri sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor malam ini.
Turut berangkat bonda Sultan Ibrahim Enche Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah (belakang).
Turut kelihatan Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA


JOHOR BAHARU, 31 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar dan Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah berkenan berangkat pada Majlis Jamuan negeri sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada Johor malam ini.
Turut kelihatan Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin dan bonda Sultan Ibrahim Enche Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah (dua, kanan).
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

Selasa, 31 Mac 2015

Foto Istiadat Kurniaan Darjah & Pingat Sempena Kemahkotaan DYMM Sultan Johor

 
 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J) kepada Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim pada majlis penerima darjah dan pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J) kepada bonda Sultan Johor Enche' Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah pada majlis penerima darjah dan pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J) kepada Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim pada majlis penerima darjah dan pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J) kepada Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim pada majlis penerima darjah dan pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J) kepada Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin pada majlis penerima darjah dan pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA


 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Kedua Dato' Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (D.M.I.J) yang membawa gelaran Datuk kepada Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Johor Datuk Ismail Karim pada Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah dan Pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar di sini hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA


 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Pangkat Kedua (P.S.I II) kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat negeri Asiah Md. Ariff pada Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah dan Pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar di sini hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Pangkat Kedua (P.S.I II) kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan, Perdagangan dan Kepenggunaan negeri Datuk Tee Siew Kiong pada Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah dan Pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar di sini hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA


 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Pangkat Kedua (P.S.I II) kepada Pengerusi
Jawatankuasa Agama negeri Abd Mutalip Abd Rahim pada Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah dan Pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar di sini hari ini.
Turut kelihatan (dari kiri) Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan, Perdagangan dan Kepenggunaan negeri Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat negeri Asiah Md. Ariff dan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pendidikan, Penerangan, Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi Negeri Md Jais Sarday.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA


 JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Pangkat Kedua (P.S.I II) kepada Ketua Polis Johor Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff pada Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah dan Pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar di sini hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA


JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Pangkat Kedua (P.S.I II) kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perpaduan dan Sumber Manusia Johor R Vidyananthan pada Istiadat Pengurniaan Darjah dan Pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar di sini hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA (2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

Tunku Ismail heads 83 award recipients

By BEN TAN

JOHOR BARU: The Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim heads the list of 83 award recipients at the investiture ceremony held in conjunction with the Sultan of Johor's coronation ceremony today.

State ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar gave out the awards in a ceremony held at the Istana Besar here. He was accompanied by his consort Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris.

Tunku Ismail was bestowed the Pangkat Pertama Datuk Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (SMIJ) award, which carries the title Datuk Sri Mulia.

The others bestowed with the SMIJ award include members of the Johor royal family, Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris, Tunku Puteri Tunku Tun Aminah, Tunku Laksamana Johor Tunku Abdul Jalil, Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar.

Sultan Ibrahim's mother Enche' Besar Hajjah Khalsom Abdullah was also bestowed the SMIJ award.

Others that received the award were Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Johor Royal Council president Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli.

Two other individuals were conferred the Pangkat Kedua Datuk Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (DMIJ) award, which carries the title Datuk Mulia. They are the Johor state secretary Datuk Ismail Karim and Johor state financial officer Marsan Kassim.

A total of 72 other individuals were also conferred various awards, including the Pangkat Ketiga Setia Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (SIJ) and also the Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Kedua (PSI II) in conjunction with Sultan Ibrahim's coronation.

The list includes senior Johor palace officers, senior state government administrators and also state executive council members.

Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and his consort Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris at the investiture ceremony held at the Istana Besar. Pix by Zain Ahmed

Sultan Ibrahim's mother Enche' Besar Hajjah Khalsom Abdullah was also bestowed the Pangkat Pertama Datuk Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor award . Pix by Zain Ahmed

Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar bestowed the Pangkat Pertama Datuk Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor award to Tunku Putera Johor, Tunku Abu Bakar Sultan Ibrahim. Pix by Zain Ahmed



Tunku Mahkota Johor Dahului Senarai 83 Penerima Darjah, Pingat Sempena Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor

JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac (Bernama) -- Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, putera sulung Sultan Johor, mendahului senarai 83 penerima darjah dan pingat hari ini sempena kemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Isnin lepas.

Tunku Ismail dikurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J).

Turut menerima S.M.I.J ialah Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim, bonda Sultan Johor Enche' Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah, Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Laksamana Johor Tunku Abdul Jalil Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim dan Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Sultan Ibrahim.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin dan Yang Dipertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli turut menerima S.M.I.J.

Sultan Ibrahim turut berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Kedua Dato' Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (D.M.I.J) kepada Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Johor Datuk Ismail Karim dan Pegawai Kewangan Negeri Johor Marsan Kassim.

D.M.I.J membawa gelaran Dato'.

Sementara itu, Setiausaha Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Datuk Abdul Latiff Yusof, Ahli Penasihat Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor Brig Jen (B) Datuk Ali Musa dan Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor (Pengurusan) Amran A. Rahman menerima Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Ketiga Setia Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.I.J).

Sementara itu, 69 orang menerima Pingat Sultan Ibrahim Pangkat Kedua (P.S.I II).

Antara yang menerima P.S.I II ialah Ketua Polis Johor Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff, Datuk Bandar Johor Baharu Datuk Abd Rahman Mohamed Dewam, Pengarah Kesihatan Negeri Datuk Dr Mohd Khairi Yakub dan Pengarah Muzium Diraja Abu Bakar Datuk Paiman Keromo.

Turut menerima P.S.I II adalah kesemua sepuluh anggota exco kerajaan negeri termasuk Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat negeri Asiah Md. Ariff; Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan, Perdagangan dan Kepenggunaan negeri Datuk Tee Siew Kiong; Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kerja Raya, Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah negeri, Datuk Ir. Hasni Mohammad; Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Agama negeri Abd Mutalip Abd Rahim; Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perpaduan dan Sumber Manusia Johor R Vidyananthan; Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kesihatan dan Alam Sekitar negeri Datuk Ayub Rahmat; dan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani negeri Ismail Mohamed.

Majlis pengurniaan darjah dan pingat itu berlangsung di Istana Besar, di sini.

 

JOHOR BAHARU, 30 Mac -- Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan mengurniakan Darjah Sultan Ibrahim Johor Yang Amat Disanjungi Pangkat Pertama Dato' Sri Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Johor (S.M.I.J) kepada bonda Sultan Johor Enche' Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah pada majlis penerima darjah dan pingat sempena kemahkotaan baginda di Istana Besar hari ini.
--fotoBERNAMA(2015) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

Isnin, 30 Mac 2015

Kesultanan Johor pencetus amalan birokrasi moden

Oleh Mohd Ayob Abd Razid


SULTAN Johor, Sultan Ibrahim bersama Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah ketika Istiadat Kemahkotaan di Istana Besar, baru-baru ini. - Foto Aizuddin Saad


Peristiwa bersejarah pemahkotaan Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar dalam satu istiadat gilang gemilang di Istana Besar pada 23 Mac lalu cukup menarik untuk disoroti, khusus dalam mengimbau kembali pengasas kesultanan Johor moden yang diasaskan oleh Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar.

Di sisi yang lain, pemahkotaan Sultan Johor yang penuh adat istiadat diraja itu memang cukup menarik kerana ia dapat mengembalikan nostalgia kedaulatan Raja-Raja Melayu pada zaman sebelum merdeka. Kali terakhir istiadat itu diadakan ialah 55 tahun lalu, iaitu pada 10 Februari 1960 semasa Almarhum Sultan Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

Dalam istiadat pemahkotaan kali ini Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah telah dimahkotakan sebagai Permaisuri Johor, gelaran ini adalah yang kali pertama digunakan di negeri itu. Sebelum ini, isteri Sultan Johor bergelar Sultanah Johor. Istiadat itu menjadi lebih bermakna apabila ia turut dihadiri Raja-Raja Melayu yang masih wujud di Nusantara, iaitu Sultan Brunei Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah dan Raja-Raja Melayu yang ada di negara kita.

Kesultanan Johor moden bermula dengan pemerintahan Sultan Abu Bakar (1862-1895), diikuti dengan Sultan Ibrahim (1895-1959), Sultan Ismail (1959-1981), Sultan Iskandar (1981-2010) sehinggalah sekarang ini, iaitu Sultan Ibrahim. Sultan Abu Bakar menaiki takhta Johor pada tahun 1862, selepas kemangkatan ayahandanya. Baginda diberi gelaran Datuk Temenggong Abu Bakar Seri Maharaja Johor.

Sebelum itu, Johor sudah pun mempunyai beberapa pemimpin berwibawa. Antaranya ialah Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim (1825-1826) yang telah memulakan sistem birokrasi moden.
 


ALMARHUM Sultan Abu Bakar banyak melaksanakan program pemodenan dalam pentadbiran baginda untuk menjadikan Johor sebagai negeri yang disegani.

Kekal kedaulatan negeri

Kemuncak pemodenan Johor dilakukan oleh Sultan Abu Bakar sehingga melayakkan baginda digelar Bapa Pemodenan Johor. Kebijaksanaan Sultan Abu Bakar melaksanakan program pemodenan dalam pentadbirannya menjadikan Johor negeri Melayu terakhir menerima Penasihat British berbanding dengan negeri-negeri Melayu yang lain. Dasar persahabatan dengan British yang diamalkan baginda berjaya mengekalkan kedaulatan negeri itu sehingga tahun 1914.

Baginda mempunyai pandangan jauh untuk membangunkan Johor. Antara langkah yang baginda lakukan ialah mengadakan hubungan baik dengan Britain. Baginda sering ke England untuk mempelajari cara pentadbiran terbaik bagi membangunkan Johor. Pada tahun 1868 baginda melawat dan menghadap Ratu Victoria di England. Ratu Victoria telah mengurniakan gelaran bintang 'Knight Commander Of The Star Of India' dan Maharaja Johor kepada baginda.

Selain England, baginda juga melawat Itali dan Turki pada tahun 1893. Untuk memastikan adanya hubungan baik yang dapat memberikan manfaat kepada pentadbiran, maka pada tahun 1885 baginda membuat Perjanjian Persahabatan antara Johor dengan British. Melalui perjanjian itu Johor diiktiraf negeri bebas dan berdaulat. Melalui perjanjian itu juga baginda diiktiraf sebagai Sultan Johor setelah Sultan Ali dari keturunan Bendahara mangkat pada tahun 1877.

British juga meletakkan kedudukan Sultan Johor lebih tinggi daripada Pesuruhjaya Tinggi di Singapura. Ini memberikan kelebihan kepada baginda untuk berhubung terus dengan kerajaan British di London tanpa melalui Pesuruhjaya Tinggi. Kedudukan ini memberikan kesan positif kepada pentadbiran baginda. Paling penting ialah Kesultanan Johor berjaya menyekat kuasa British terhadap Johor walaupun Sultan Abu Bakar bersetuju menerima seorang Konsul British tetapi bukan bertaraf Penasihat British.

Antara langkah pemodenan yang dilaksanakan Sultan Abu Bakar ialah memodenkan pentadbiran Johor dengan mengadakan mahkamah, perkhidmatan pos dan Jabatan Kerja Raya. Keamanan negeri turut dititikberatkan dengan menubuhkan pasukan polis dan tentera.
 


BANGUNAN Sultan Ismail di Kota Iskandar menjadi pusat pentadbiran Johor dan mercu tanda Iskandar Malaysia. - Foto Mohamad Shahril Badri Saali

Permodenan pentadbiran Johor

Dalam melaksanakan pentadbirannya, baginda turut mengambil pegawai British sebagai penasihatnya dalam pentadbiran. Ini menyebabkan British merasakan mereka terbabit sama dalam pentadbiran di Johor.

Untuk memakmurkan ekonomi, Johor meneruskan Sistem Kangcu yang diasaskan oleh Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim. Sistem ini bermula apabila Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim mengeluarkan Surat Sungai yang pertama kepada seorang pekebun Cina yang bernama Lau Lib Keng, pada 9 Oktober 1844. 'Kangchu' adalah perkataan Teochiew yang bererti Ketua Petempatan Cina, manakala Kerajaan Johor menggunakan istilah sungai.

Surat Sungai itu telah memulakan penghijrahan orang-orang Cina dari Singapura ke Johor dan bermulalah penanaman gambir dan lada hitam secara komersial di Tanah Melayu. Kesannya Johor menjadi pengeksport lada hitam dan gambir terbesar dunia. Baginda Sultan Abu Bakar turut mementingkan hal kebajikan rakyat. Baginda menjaga kebajikan rakyat dengan membina sekolah, hospital dan jalan raya.
 


MUFTI Johor, Datuk Mohd Tahrir Samsudin meletakkan Mahkota Permaisuri kepada Permaisuri Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah pada majlis Istiadat Kemahkotaan Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar sebagai Sultan Johor kelima di Istana Besar, baru-baru ini. - Foto BERNAMA

Jika kita mengkaji sejarah perlembagaan moden di Tanah Melayu, maka kita akan dapati Johor adalah negeri terawal memperkenalkan perlembagaan moden di negara ini. Sultan Abu Bakar adalah Raja Melayu yang mula-mula mengisytiharkan Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Johor tahun 1895 yang adalah perlembagaan bertulis pertama di Tanah Melayu. Ia menjadi asas kepada pembentukan institusi Raja Berperlembagaan.

Menurut Ruslan Zainuddin dan Abd Sukor Yusof (2014), Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Johor adalah satu himpunan undang-undang yang menjadi perlembagaan asas bagi negeri Johor. Kewujudannya menjadikan Johor sebagai negeri Melayu pertama yang mengamalkan sistem Raja Berperlembagaan. Undang-undang itu telah dimasyhurkan selepas kemangkatan Sultan Abu Bakar, iaitu pada 14 September 1895 oleh anakanda baginda, Sultan Ibrahim.

Antara perkara yang terkandung dalam Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Johor itu ialah Sultan tidak boleh menyerahkan Johor kepada kuasa asing. Ini dinyatakan dalam Fasal 15 yang melarang raja yang memerintah menyerahkan atau membuat sebarang perjanjian menyerahkan negeri atau sesuatu bahagian daripada negeri Johor kepada sebarang kerajaan, kuasa Eropah atau bangsa lain. Jika itu yang berlaku maka raja berkenaan disifatkan telah melakukan dosa dan rakyat tidak diwajibkan lagi memberikan taat setia kepada baginda.

Undang-undang itu juga menyatakan bahawa Majlis Mesyuarat Menteri dan Majlis Mesyuarat Negeri perlu ditubuhkan. Anggota Majlis Mesyuarat Menteri dilantik daripada orang Melayu dan bertanggungjawab menasihati Sultan dalam pentadbiran. Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Negeri juga terdiri daripada rakyat Johor yang berperanan menggubal undang-undang.
 


ANTARA pemandangan Bandaraya Johor Bahru yang pesat membangun. - Foto Khairull Azry Bidin

Undang-undang wujud keharmonian

Jelas bahawa Sultan Abu Bakar berjaya membawa banyak perubahan dalam pentadbiran dan pembangunan Johor sehingga British tidak dapat menggugat kemerdekaan Johor. Malah, undang-undang yang diperkenalkan di Johor itu berjaya mewujudkan keharmonian di negeri itu.

Sepanjang pemerintahan baginda tidak berlaku kekacauan dalam kalangan orang-orang Cina di Johor berbanding apa yang berlaku di negeri Melayu yang lain, khususnya Perak dan Selangor.

Kesimpulannya, sejarah tanah air mencatatkan bahawa pada separuh kedua abad ke-19, Sultan Abu Bakar berjaya meletakkan Johor negeri yang moden dan stabil berbanding negeri Melayu Pantai Barat seperti Selangor dan Perak. Mengikut Rupert Emerson, kemerdekaan Johor pada asasnya adalah hasil daripada kebijaksanaan dan kematangan politik Sultan Abu Bakar. Baginda dapat menyesuaikan diri dengan keadaan sosiopolitik yang berubah ketika itu.

Selepas baginda mangkat, pengganti daripada keturunan baginda sehinggalah kepada Sultan Ibrahim yang memerintah Johor hari ini meneruskan kecemerlangan pemerintahan di negeri yang pesat membangun itu.

Penulis ialah Penganalisis Media di Bahagian Penerbitan Dasar Negara, Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia
-sumber, Berita Harian,Ahad, 29 Mac 2015

Ahad, 29 Mac 2015

Istana Bukit Serene stands tall

By JASSMINE SHADIQE - 25 March 2015

The official residence of the Sultan of Johor - Istana Bukit Serene - is a majestic palace built in 1939, facing the Straits of Johor.

Some 76 years have passed, yet Istana Bukit Serene still stands tall and is the symbol of the modern Johor Sultanate.

Istana Bukit Serene belongs to the state government although it was a gift from the Johor government to the late Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Abu Bakar (June 4, 1895 - May 8, 1959) in conjunction with the ruler’s 40th anniversary as the sultan of Johor.

Construction works on Bukit Serene started in 1933 and were completed in 1939.

The palace is located on a hill, thus its name, and sits on a beautiful landscape of 121.4 hectares.

The palace has an interesting history. It was once used as the Japanese Army’s headquarters during its Malaya occupation between 1942 and 1945.

Istana Bukit Serene has a tower measuring 35m in height which provides a bird’s eye view of Singapore, a former possession of the sultanate. It gave the Japanese an advantage as the tower allowed them to lookout for approaching threats during their occupation.

Besides its role as the sultan of Johor sultanate’s official residence, the palace’s huge sprawling garden is often used for royal gatherings and celebrations.

The sultan’s independent military, the Johor Military Force, founded by the late  Sultan Sir Abu Bakar Daing Ibrahim (February 3, 1833 - June 4, 1895) in 1886, is the sultan’s private army and is tasked with the security aspects of Istana Bukit Serene.
 


RESTORATION WORKS

Recently, Istana Bukit Serene was used as the venue for the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s investiture ceremony in conjunction with his birthday last year, and for the akad nikah ceremony of the Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and his consort Che Puan Khaleeda Bustamam.

Istana Bukit Serene, over the years, has undergone renovation works where its interiors and exteriors were upgraded.

However, Sultan Ibrahim, who is known as “Johor’s Father of the Millennium”, who  takes traditional aspects to its precise detail to heart, decreed for the palace to undergo major refurbishment works to return it to its original state in conjunction with his coronation ceremony  today.

Unique carvings on the palace’s granite and limestone walls were cemented, but today have been restored to the palace’s heydays.  



HANDS-ON SULTAN

The Johor Royal Household’s Grand Chamberlain Datuk Mohamed Perang Musa said  Sultan Ibrahim was hands-on during the refurbishment works on Istana Bukit Serene.

“His Majesty was very involved in the refurbishment works. He was an active participant and gave many ideas to the amazement of the contractors,” Mohamed Perang who goes with the moniker Mat Perang said.

“Some may think Sultan Ibrahim may not be aware of construction materials, but they fail to remember that the late sultan of Johor Almahrum Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail had decreed for Sultan Ibrahim during his days as the crown prince to undergo attachment with all the state departments and also the Public Works Department to understand and learn first-hand how things work and were administered.

“He knows exactly  the best proportions of sand, water and cement  needed for different type of surfaces. For limestone, he told the contractors to wet the walls first, dry them using paper sponges, before plastering work was done.”

Sultan Ibrahim’s instructions were precise. He wanted the palace to be returned to its original state, and for all existing materials to be refurbished, restored and reused.

Perang said the main problem faced by the contractors was the fact that nobody remembered how the palace looked previously as not many pictures had been taken when the late Sultan Iskandar resided in the palace.

However, Sultan Ibrahim came to the rescue as he took on the role as the main architect in the restoration works. 

Sultan Ibrahim is said to have a photographic memory and remembered the slightest details.  He was the main source of reference throughout the refurbishment works.

He remembered every corner, colour and even how the rooms were located and their functions.

Sultan Ibrahim had constantly reminded the contractors to ensure that precautions were taken while detailing works of the granite exterior were done. He had personally supervised some of the works to ensure the palace originality was not compromised.

“There are five rooms in Istana Bukit Serene. Although there are no specific names for the rooms and other areas in the palace, we have given them unofficial names based on their purpose and design in order to smoothen our work flow process,” Perang said, adding that the Sultan Ibrahim’s bedroom is referred to as the sultan’s wing, while another wing for his consort Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah is referred as Tuanku Raja Zarith’s wing.

There are  three other rooms in the double-storey palace for the Royal couple’s children, and a living room where the royal family spends time together.

Besides the five rooms upstairs, there is a library, the sultan’s office and a conference room, among others downstairs.
 


CONSTRUCTION
A Johor-based company Active Builder Group was awarded the refurbishment project.

Its managing director Teo Chee Yow, who is from Benut, Pontian, said it was an honour to be entrusted with the responsibility of restoring Istana Bukit Serene, which to Johoreans is the symbol of the Johor sultanate.

Active Builder Group took more than a year to complete the refurbishment works.

Teo said the first day he stepped into the palace he was surprised to see how simple it was.

“I was under the impression that the pillars in the place are gold-plated like we normally see on television. No, it is simple.

“Sultan Ibrahim is very particular, detailed and precise about the building’s layout, prospective view of design and detailing of construction drawing. Tuanku is a man of perfection.”

Teo said all the materials used to preserve the building, including the natural stones, wood carvings, copper material, switches, sanitary fittings, loose furniture, carpet and curtains had  to be approved by the sultan before work could begin.

“Sultan Ibrahim often reminded me that the palace belongs to his subjects.  Thus, I was not to take this trust and responsibility lightly,” he said.

Materials which were no longer in production were personally imported by the sultan himself.

For instance, the company which manufactured the roof shingles ceased operations years ago. Sultan Ibrahim imported them after finding a manufacturer who produced similar roof shingles.

“I have been in the construction industry for the past 28 years, and I must admit this was the most testing task I have done, but I was lucky and honoured that Sultan Ibrahim was often on hand to give his advice and suggestions. He was definitely my referral-point,” he said.

Teo said as a Johorean, he is humbled with the experience as the task was an honour.

“Sultan Ibrahim is strict but a very nice and jovial man. He often shared the good experiences he had with his father here in Bukit Serene.

“Although Bukit Serene belongs to the state government, the Sultan settled all restoration and renovation works. I feel compelled to share this, because I would like to clear any doubt the masses may have,” he said.

Sultan, Permaisuri Johor berangkat ke jamuan teh bersama rakyat

JOHOR BAHRU: Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar dan Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah berangkat tiba ke Majlis Jamuan Teh dan Kurniaan Bungkusan di Padang Awam Gelang Patah di sini jam 3 petang tadi.

Keberangkatan tiba Tuanku dan Permaisuri Johor disambut meriah kira-kira 500 rakyat setempat yang sanggup beratur menunggu meskipun cuaca hujan.

Turut berangkat ke majlis itu ialah Tunku Panglima Johor, Tunku Abdul Rahman dan Tunku Tun Aminah.

Yang turut hadir, Yang Dipertua Majlis Jumaah Diraja Johor, Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli, Setiausaha Kerajaan negeri, Datuk Ismail Karim dan barisan Exco Kerajaan Negeri.


SULTAN Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar dan Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah mencemar duli melihat koleksi gambar baginda pada Majlis Pameran Mahkota Jauhar Junjungan Negeri Sempena Istiadat Kemahkotaan DYMM Sultan Ibrahim di Pusat Konvesyen Antarabangsa Johor (PERSADA) Johor Bahru. - Foto Mohd Azren Jamaludin

 
-sumber, Berita Harian, 29 Mac 2015

Pameran Mahkota Jauhar Junjungan Negeri Tampil Pelbagai Bahan Menarik

JOHOR BAHARU, 28 Mac (Bernama) -- Dokumen Undang-undang Tubuh Kerajaan Kerajaan Johor 1895 adalah antara bahan bersejarah negeri Johor yang dipamerkan pada Pameran Mahkota Jauhar Junjungan Negeri di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada, di sini.

Pengisytiharan undang-undang itu adalah perlembagaan bertulis pertama bagi negeri Johor dan Tanah Melayu suatu ketika dulu.

Selain dokumen bersejarah, pameran itu turut menampilkan 168 gambar yang menampilkan sejarah negeri Johor, sejarah Kesultanan Johor, replika alat istiadat kebesaran dan darjah kebesaran serta pakaian.

Pameran tersebut sehingga 25 April ini diadakan sempena sambutan Kemahkotaan Sultan Johor dan ia dianjurkan oleh kerajaan negeri dengan kerjasama Arkib Negara Malaysia cawangan Johor.

Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berkenan merasmikan pameran itu di sini hari ini.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pendidikan, Penerangan, Pembangunan Usahawan Dan Koperasi Negeri Johor, Md Jais Sarday berkata selepas pameran itu, bahan bersejarah itu akan dietakkan di Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim, di sini bagi membolehkan orang ramai menyaksikannya sepanjang masa.

"Pameran yang menampilkan sejarah negeri dan Kesultanan Johor boleh menjadi daya tarikan kepada pelancong dalam dan luar negara untuk melawat negeri ini pada masa hadapan," katanya pada majlis perasmian pameran itu.

Istiadat kemahkotaan Sultan Ibrahim sebagai Sultan Johor Kelima dalam sejarah Johor moden berlangsung pada 23 Mac lepas di Istana Besar di sini.

-- BERNAMA, 28 Mac 2015

Keberangkatan DYMM Sultan Johor Dan Permaisuri Johor Ke Daerah-Daerah


Rabu, 25 Mac 2015

Special commemorative stamp to celebrate the coronation of Sultan Johor

By BEN TAN

JOHOR BARU: Pos Malaysia has released a special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection to celebrate the coronation of Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

The royal stamp collection was made available for sale at post offices nationwide today.

The stamps are designed by the Dean of Industrial Art and Design Technology Faculty of Universiti Industri Selangor Prof Datuk Raja Zahabuddin Raja Yaacob.

With a royal portrait of the Sultan Ibrahim, the special stamps consist of three individual stamps priced at 60 Sen, 80 Sen and RM1on a sheet of 14 stamps each.

In addition to that, the collectable First Day Covers would also be available on the first day of the stamp issuance at 50 Sen each and RM2.90 with a stamp set, RM5.50 and a miniature sheet.
 
The larger folder is priced at RM6 each and RM67.40 for the complete Sultan of Johor coronation set.



Pos Malaysia Johor Baru staff Salwa Abd Samad shows the special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection issued to celebrate the coronation of the Sultan of Johor. - Pix by ZULKARNAIN AHMAD TAJUDDIN

Pos Malaysia has released a special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection to celebrate the coronation of Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.  In addition to that, the collectable First Day Covers would also be available on the first day of the stamp issuance at 50 Sen each and RM2.90 with a stamp set, RM5.50 and a miniature sheet. Pix by Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin 

Pos Malaysia has released a special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection to celebrate the coronation of Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.  In addition to that, the collectable First Day Covers would also be available on the first day of the stamp issuance at 50 Sen each and RM2.90 with a stamp set, RM5.50 and a miniature sheet. Pix by Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin


Stamp collectors lined up at the counter of Pos Malaysia Johor Baru to buy the special commemorative stamp and philatelic collection issued to celebrate the coronation of the Sultan of Johor. - Pix by ZULKARNAIN AHMAD TAJUDDIN

-sumber, NST, 24 March 2015

The Man Behind The Crown

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar was officially crowned the fifth Sultan of Johor in a ceremony steeped in Johorean tradition.

The last time a coronation was held in the country was 55 years ago when the sultan‘s grandfather observed the tradition in all its pomp and pageantry.

At that time, the streets of the state capital were abuzz with excitement as people lined the roads leading out of Istana Besar, the ceremonial palace used for state functions involving the monarch.

Today, the tradition has been revived and a nation will be glued to their television sets as Sultan Ibrahim and Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah are bestowed their Crown and Diadem, respectively.

Sultan Ibrahim will don the same crown his grandfather Sultan Ismail wore in 1960. The crown was commissioned by Sultan Abu Bakar Daeng Ibrahim in 1886, making Johor the first state to have a crown for its sovereign.

Only three other states, Selangor, Terengganu and Kelantan, have commissioned crowns for their rulers but do not hold exclusive coronation ceremonies.

For many Malaysians, it will probably be the first time they will witness such an event and it will go down in history as the biggest showcase by the much-revered royal institution.

Sultan Ibrahim is a traditionalist who has made it his mission to restore Johorean traditions so that they are appreciated and understood, especially by the younger generation.

His passion to uphold tradition is as infectious as his drive to see to the development of the state.

Since ascending the throne five years ago, Sultan Ibrahim has been determined to reinstate long forgotten royal traditions including that of the coronation.

He personally looked into every minute detail of the preparations for the momentous event, including refurbishment works for Istana Besar and Istana Bukit Serene, the ruler‘s official residential palace.

His objective was to restore these historic structures to their former glory, and leave a legacy Johoreans can be proud of. Under his reign, Johor continues to enjoy a staggering rate of economic progress, it is as its Arabic name suggests truly a "precious jewel“.

It is no wonder the people have dubbed him Johor‘s "Father of the Millennium“.

In a recent interview with the New Straits Times, the sultan spoke frankly about his late father and the strict upbringing which made him the man he is today.

He spoke candidly about his diet regime following a bout of back pain and reminisced about his younger days when he courted Raja Zarith Sofiah.


Tuanku, you have lost a lot of weight, could you please share with us your method?

Sultan Ibrahim: Yes, I have lost weight, 20kg in two months. I started my diet in mid-January. I gain and lose weight easily. I have been following the General Motors weight loss programme strictly. It works on a weekly cycle. For example, on day one, you are allowed to eat mixed fruits, preferably watermelon, on day two only carbohydrates, and so on.

I don‘t exercise much. I stopped playing polo, which was my favourite sport on the advice of Raja Zarith Sofiah) and our children as I had sustained many injuries playing polo.

I have broken 13 bones and have hundreds of stitches all over my body. I even have titanium plates installed in my shoulders.

I have had three surgeries on my arm, however, I still suffer pains in my arm. At times, the pain became so unbearable that I used to beat my arm with a ruler until it turned blue-black.

So, I undewent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test and discovered that my lumbar number two and three were rubbing on my nerves, hence the pains. So I had to wear external pads. It‘s a pain killer that lasts 72 hours, but a side effect was that you get hallucinations.

You think you are asleep but actually you are not. Your imagination starts running wild. You see things that are not there.

In fact I asked Raja Zarith how I got to Australia and underwent the surgeries. I could not remember.

They took a disc out, pushed in the bone and inserted a metal plate with four screws. You could say I‘m semi-bionic.

My wife and children worry about my safety. They don‘t want me to take any risks prior to the coronation.

Since I can‘t exercise, I gained several extra unwanted kilos... I felt heavy. When you are overweight you are prone to injuries. So I started dieting.

I am trying to look good for all of you at my coronation.

It is learnt that you have been involved several accidents, including a helicopter crash in 1977. Care to elaborate Tuanku?

Sultan Ibrahim: I pick up things rather quickly. To me everything is a challenge.

I mastered the skills needed and took up licences to operate almost all vehicles because it was challenging. The only licence I don‘t have is the one needed to pilot a submarine. I don‘t have a submarine. Almarhum (his late father Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail) taught me how to fly an aircraft. Within an hour I mastered the skill of taking-off and landing.

I crashed a helicopter in 1977 and ended up with 36 stitches but I survived. Almarhum was furious.

I told him that it wasn‘t my fault. It was the co-pilot‘s fault. It was windy and the aircraft swayed. He panicked and pulled the control column down. The helicopter crashed into a stable.

Bah (the late Sultan Iskandar) didn't even listen to my explanation. He gave me an earful and accused me of not reading the manuals, thus the crash.

As part of my punishment, I was sent to the Malaysian Army Combat Training Centre (Pulada). His exact words were "to be disciplined by the army“.

I trained in Pulada for 10 months and underwent the Young Officers‘ course to be a platoon commander.

This was my background and how I entered the army.

I thought the army "disciplined me enough“ but Bah had other plans.

Bah‘s friend was attached to the US Embassy and suggested I attend training at the United States Army Manoeuvres Centre of Excellence in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Almahrum liked the idea.

There I took up three courses - Infantry Basic Officer, Ranger and Airborne.

The only thing I could think of was Bah. Bah, had only one advice - "Don‘t embarrass me“.

Whatever it was, I knew I had to complete the course. That was the challenge.

Since I was a Johor military officer on attachment, I was paid an allowance of US$12 (RM44) a day.

I had to pay the rent for the Bachelor Officer Quarters, which was US$2 (RM7) a day. Breakfast was US$1.75 (RM6.50) a day, while lunch and dinner was US$2.75 (RM10) a day.

The balance was US$2.75, which I spent on cigarettes and phone bills. I used to smoke those days. I could not afford to snack in between.

I knew I had to save more money. I needed to go out for dinner or lunch.

So I bought a portable cooker, which I kept in my room to cook frankfurters and burgers.

I ate a piece every day. For the next six months I survived on frankfurters and burgers, that I ate with tomato ketchup.

Now, if I see frankfurters, hotdogs or burgers, I feel nauseated and faint.

Almarhum was very strict with me. He didn‘t allow me any privileges. Alhamdulillah, I survived.

Upon completing the course, I returned to Johor. A month later, Almarhum called me into his bedroom.

He said "Yem (Sultan Ibrahim‘s pet name). Bah wants you to do one more thing.

He wanted me to undergo the Green Beret Commando course (special forces).

So, I made a deal with him. I told him that I wanted a gift if I completed the course. He asked me what I wanted. I said I wanted a car, and he agreed.

So, I returned to the US.

I was an honour graduate and Ahmarhum attended my graduation.

The next day, we visited a car showroom. I chose the most expensive car they had in stock — a Cadillac.

Then I returned to Johor.

Almarhum then wanted me to get my helicopter pilot's licence. He sent me to the Royal Malaysian Army Air Wing at Mahkota Army Camp in Kluang to train to be a helicopter pilot.

During my helicopter pilot certification, I flew solo within four hours and I was allowed to graduate with the earlier batch and receive my Rotary Wing Aviator.

The colonel in charge met Almarhum to update him on the graduation ceremony.

After listening to the lengthy explanation, Almarhum asked him where I would be during the ceremony, and the colonel said I would be in the tent seated next to Almarhum.

Almarhum said "Mana boleh! (That cannot be) Make him the break commander (the commanding officer giving out instructions).

With only two weeks of notice of my new task, I had to train two hours in the mornings and another two hours in the evenings every day for 14 days.

But Alhamdulillah, I did the break very well.

During the luncheon after the ceremony, Almarhum approached me.

He told me that he was very proud of me.

He opened his cigarette case and offered me a stick.

I didn‘t take it. I was too afraid. I was worried that if I had reached out for the stick, he would snap the case shut on my fingers. I thought he was testing me.

So that is how I became a pilot. I am certified to fly fixed wings and rotor.

Almarhum said I was too smart and understood the life of a soldier. He wanted to shake me out of the strictly regimented army mind set and make me understand the life of a civilian.

I was enrolled in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and took up two subjects - Southeast Strategic Studies and International Law of the Sea.

After completing my studies I returned to Johor and joined the Royal Malaysian Navy. I then served in the Navy in Lumut, Perak, for a few months.

That is how I learned to navigate my own yacht and understand the sea.

Did you meet your consort Raja Zarith Sofiah, while serving at the naval base in Lumut?

Sultan Ibrahim: No. In fact, I got in touch with Raja Zarith Sofiah via telephone. Someone gave me her number and I thought if I managed to "tackle“ (court) Raja Zarith Sofiah, it would be an achievement. So, I called her but she did not entertain me at all and hung up. When I called again, she didn‘t pick up. I was so embarrassed that I stopped. I fell in love with Raja Zarith Sofiah even before meeting her.

Six months later, the same person gave me Raja Zarith Sofiah's new number. He encouraged me to call, as she was back in Perak on a study break. I told him that I was too embarrassed and would not be able to handle the rejection, but he kept convincing me to call. So I did.

She remained quiet. I used reverse psychology and spoke for four hours while all she did was listen to me talking. I called her every day in the mornings and nights, until she slept off, while I was still talking.

A few days later, I accompanied Bah on a tour, visiting all the islands in Johor. In those days, there were no handphones. Upon returning to Johor, I called her immediately. My heart skipped a beat when she said "I missed talking to you“.

"Wah! Ulat bulu dah naik daun" (Malay phrase, which means to win a lady‘s favour).

One night while talking to Raja Zarith, I did not notice Almarhum standing behind me listening to our conversation.

He asked me who I was talking to. I told him it was the Sultan of Perak‘s daughter.

Bah asked me to invite her over. He wanted to meet her. I managed to convince Raja Zarith to visit after several more conversations over the phone.

Bah invited her to our house in Singapore for a barbeque gathering, an old palace in Combi Hills.

After all our guests had left, Almarhum gestured for Raja Zarith and me to come over to his table.

These were his exact words — "Apa lagi propose lah“ (Why you waiting, propose lah)

I just smiled and said that I would think about it, to save Raja Zarith from the situation.

I then sent Raja Zarith back to her home. I returned home at 3am and found Almarhum seated in the same spot.

He asked me "are you Bugis Yem“, to which I answered - "Ya Bah, Bugis“. Bah then said — "Don‘t be a coward Bugis“.

Are your intentions honourable or dishonourable? he asked.

When I answered honourable, he instructed me to return to Raja Zarith‘s house to ask her if she was willing to be my wife. I went back and asked for Raja Zarith‘s hand. Her sister called their father who consented.

When I returned home later that morning, Bah was still there in the same spot. When I told him that she had agreed, his orders were to take the aircraft the next day to Ipoh at 8am, and the awaiting helicopter to Kuala Kangsar where Sultan Idris Shah‘s palace was located to seek his permission.

We were engaged two weeks later. That was in 1982. But I was not allowed to meet Raja Zarith for a year as she was to graduate from her studies at Oxford first. We were married the following year.

Alhamdulliah, we are blessed with six beautiful children.

Can you describe your relationship with the late Sultan Iskandar?

Sultan Ibrahim: I was very close to Almarhum although he was strict. He always wanted me to accompany him wherever he went.

When I was five, he taught me how to navigate a boat, and how to clean it as well as care for its engine. I learnt almost everything from him.

He was a simple man. People may think that as royalties we have two roast lambs and 20 chickens on our table for dinner. That is not true. Our meals consist of only a dish or two. Almarhum could live only on biscuits.

He loved Nasi Ambang. There was a period when he had Nasi Ambang purchased from the stalls for three consecutive months in a row. If he had Nasi Ambang, we all had to eat Nasi Ambang,

Another thing about Almarhum was that he hated to lose. The word lose was not in his vocabulary.

A funny thing about Almarhum was that he enjoyed copying my hobbies.

I have a lot of hobbies. I don‘t lead a boring life.

When I was into radio cars, Almarhum went to Singapore and purchased a more powerful one, so when we raced, I would lose. He bought all the gadgets to upgrade his radio car and I finally gave it up when he purchased a whole shop.

When I was into boating, he purchased one secretly with a higher horse power. One day, he asked me to follow him boating. I told him my boat could not keep up with his, so he bought me a new boat, but of course it could not go as fast as his could.

So, I had to take up hobbies that he was not interested in such as parachuting.

He thought me how to ride and also how to wash motorcycles and I was the only one trusted with the responsibility of washing his bike.

When there were problems or state related issues that needed to be handled or people in need, he would send me to solve it.

My most memorable moment with him, was when he asked me to follow him jungle trekking. Since Bah could survive on biscuits alone, I often hid a stock of instant foods in a secret compartment in the car when traveling with him for my consumption.

That night, while we were in the forest, he told me that he was hungry. I cooked for him and served rice with instant curry. I also made sambal belacan (scrimp paste). He refilled his plate four times. The next day, I made a place for him to have his bath by the river. He was very pleased.

Just after I had returned from Australia after undergoing surgery to install metal plates in my shoulders, he asked if I had recovered.

I told him that I was fine. I caught him staring at me out of the corner of my eye. There was a long pause and he asked again. Are you fit? When I answered yes, he then asked if I was fit like a bull to rule, to which I answered yes. He died two days later.

- sumber, NST, 23 March 2015