Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuanku Muhriz installed 11th Yam Tuan of Negri Sembilan

KUALA PILAH: Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, 61, was installed as the 11th Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan Monday at the Istana Besar Seri Menanti here in a unique and deeply traditional ceremony last seen in the state more than 40 years ago.

Tuanku Muhriz was proclaimed the Yang Dipertuan Besar on Dec 29 last year, two days after the death of his uncle and the previous ruler, Tuanku Ja'afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who had ascended the throne in April 1967.

Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir inspecting the guard of honour before his installation ceremony at Istana Besar Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan, Monday. RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

In a ceremony unique to Negri Sembilan, the Yang Dipertuan Besar is elected by the "Undang" or territorial chiefs of Jelebu, Johol, Rembau and Sungai Ujong.

The installation ceremony Monday began at 11am with the arrival of Tuanku Muhriz and the Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negri Sembilan, Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud, at the Balairong Seri (Throne Room), preceded by four palaces bearing the "Peti Benian".

The Datuk Bentara Kanan, Ibrahim Ujang, then approached the throne and sought the consent of Tuanku Muhriz to start the ceremony.

Then, he invited the Undang of Sungai Ujong, Datuk Mubarak Dohak, who represented the four Undang, to rise and declare the installation of the 11th Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan.

The Datuk Bentara Kanan then called out "Daulat Tuanku" three times, and everyone present followed. The Negeri Sembilan anthem was played and a 32-gun salute was fired by the traditional battery of the Royal Malay Regiment stationed outside the palace.

The four Undang Datuk Musa Wahab (Jelebu), Mohd Jan Abdul Ghani (Johol), Muhamad Sharip Othman (Rembau) and Datuk Mubarak Dohak (Sungai Ujong) then paid homage to Tuanku Muhriz.

Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan then read out a congratulatory statement and affirmed his loyalty to the Negri Sembilan ruler.

*Taken from The Star Online

*For Tuanku Muhriz's biodata, click here

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1 comment:

|arieza| said...

hoho byk sungguh adat kat negara kita ek.. kdg2 aku rase some of them (well or shud i say MOST of them), xneccessary pun but well, adat is adat..