2 official events for king’s birthday cancelled

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has cancelled the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception on Sept 9 at Istana Negara. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Two events in conjunction with the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, namely the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception scheduled for Sept 9 at the Istana Negara, have been cancelled.

Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz made the announcement on the matter in a statement tonight.

Wan Dahlan said Sultan Muhammad V had instructed that the expenditure allocations for both official events be returned to the government and to be channelled to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia.

“While the official events in conjunction with his other official birthday celebrations proceed as planned.

“The king has expressed his gratitude to the government through the Prime Minister’s Department, which has planned the official functions in conjunction with this year’s official birthday celebration,” he added.