The Sultan of Pahang was installed on Thursday (10 July) as the new ruler of Malaysia.
GV INTERIOR Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur. VIPs entering.
GV Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Hussein Onn. (2 SHOTS)
GV Sultan Abu Bakar and wife on throne.
GV Chamberlains with royal symbols of authority. (2 SHOTS)
GV & LS Prime Minister speaking. (2 SHOTS)
CU King and Queen on throne.
EXTERIOR SHOT Istana Negara with school children looking on.
GV EXTERIOR King leaving palace.
GV Street procession. Royal party and spectators.
GV King and Queen in car waving to crowd. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Bajau horsemen.
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Background: The Sultan of Pahang was installed on Thursday (10 July) as the new ruler of Malaysia. The Sultans of Malaysia's nine states elect a King for a period of five-years from among themselves on a basis of seniority.
SYNOPSIS: The Sultan of Pahang was installed as constitutional monarch in a ceremony at the state palace in Kuala Lumpur amid pomg and splendour inherited from ancient times. The ceremony signalled the start of four days of celebrations in the capital.
The Sultan is Malaysia's seventh King. After he and the Queen took the throne came the chamberlains bearing the various symbols of royalty and authority. The ceremony was televised live throughout Malaysia.
The Prime Minister, Datuk Hussein Onn, gave a pledge of loyalty and obedience of behalf of the government and the people of Malaysia. The ceremony was witnessed by about eight hundred people including the country's state rulers, the Sultan of Brunei and diplomats. After the installation, the new ruler left on a procession through Kuala Lumpur. The enthusiasm of the schoolchildren was shared by jostling crowds eager for a glimpse of their new King. Later in the day their majesties hosted a party for schoolchildren in the grounds of the state palace.
The responsibilities of the malaysian King are to summon and dissolve parliament, appoint a prime minister and cabinet and to appoint governors for the four states which have no rulers.
The Royal procession through the streets of Kuala Lumpur was preceded by a troupe of fifty Bajau horsemen from the Malaysian state of Sabah in North Borneo.