Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New King

Malaysia has a new (old) king.  Al-Sultan Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah was coronated yesterday.

This is his second time reigning.  He was king from 1970-1975.  He is the first person to hold the position twice.

The other day I drove by a beautiful building and wondering what it was. It looked like a governmental mosque of some sort.

A few days later I learned that it was Istana Negara or Palace of the People. It is the new royal palace and where the coronation took place.


Sarah holman said...

How did he get to be king twice? Do they elect kings like we do presidents?

Cath said...

How long did it take you to type his name? Holy Guacamole! I don't think I'd remember my name if it were that long! Love how aware you are of the culture and its happenings. xo