Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lunch with the new Yamtuan of Negeri Sembilan!

Posing with Yamtuan Besar Tuanku Muhriz and Tunku Ampuan Besar Tuanku Aishah Rohani, after the lunch.

He is definitely a well brought up young man and the future king. With Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin, the eldest son of Tuanku Muhriz.

I am being the first to be formally introduced to the Yamtuan!

Me and my old Negeri buddies, Mokhtar (standing) and the great Kamel at the Istana!

Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, will be installed as the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan this coming month of October.
The installation will take place at the Royal Town of Seri Menanti from 22nd to 28th October 2009. A historic ceremony indeed, since the last one was held in 1968, when the late Tuanku Jaafar was installed the 10th Ruler of the state.
The announcement was made by Yang Amat Mulia (YAM) Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin, the eldest son of Tuanku Muhriz.
After the announcement I, and few others, was invited to have lunch with the man who would be the official king of Negeri Sembilan, and I found him to be a real people's king when he hosted the lunch without very much fanfare and strict protocol.
Speaking in his negeri accent, he and his wife, the new Tuanku Ampuan Besar Tuanku Aishah Rohani binte Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud, spoke and exchanged views without making us uncomfortable, hed dhas a very god sense of humour and I really appreciate that.
Tuanku Muhriz is already more well liked by his subjects when he dropped in at various mosques in his state unannounced, especially at the many mosques in Seri Menanti doing his Friday prayers.
He normally drove his old BMW with his unobtrusive body guards following him from afar.
A mark of a very considerate man! I believe I have my "old king" back to rule my state that is so steeped with so strong customs and traditions that one simply cannot ignore!
Daulat Tuanku!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i sense a datoship coming!

Istana Seri Menanti

Istana Seri Menanti
The old Istana which is now a museum.