The Story Of Malaya ~ Part 6 of 7

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The British Empire established its web of power over its colonies around the world since the 1800s. Primarily to control the supply of natural resources for trade and industry.

Pre-independent Malaya became the largest producer of natural rubber and tin in the world. The credit of wealth creation was due to the British’s administration. The mining of tin attracted Chinese immigrants while the tapping of rubber attracted Indian immigrants.

 

The British had never sought to convert its colony’s religion to the British Empire’s Anglican Church of England. The Sultans were the spiritual leaders of Islam in their respective states while freedom of religion was accorded to all.

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Malaysia’s 1st PM Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s 1st AGONG Tuanku Abdul Rahman, with the Last Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir MacGillivray.

Background Of Pre-Independent Malaya

Pre-Independent MALAYA had just suffered tremendously under the brutal Japanese occupation during World War 2. After that, even the benign British rule was seen as subservient.

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It was a rallying cry for “Malaya to be governed by Malayans”; the cry could no longer to be suppressed.

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In year 1957, 9 Malay States (with ruling sultanate) and 2 States without Sultans (Penang and Melaka) formed MALAYA. Winning independence from the British.

In 1963, Malaya became Malaysia; after being joined by North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore. Singapore eventually left the federation in 1965.

The first Prime Minister of Malaysia is Tunku Abdul Rahman who is of royal blood; being the seventh son of the Sultan of Kedah.

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The Malay Sultanate

The title of “Sultan” originated from an Arabic abstract noun. Meaning authority, power, rulership and strength.

 

The nine Malay Rulers were immensely popular with their subjects. They were the living symbols of Malay identity and culture.

 

More importantly, Their Royal Majesties are the spiritual leaders of Islam in their respective states. Indeed, the religion of ISLAM is the foundation of the Malay kingdom.

Since 1957, The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong enjoys a veto power (*via his royal assent) to block “new laws” or “ammendments” to the Constitution. However, this veto power was removed in 1993 by the ruling political parties.

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“Daulat Tuanku.” “Long Live The King.”

Monday, 24th April 2017

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This blessed day marks the royal coronation of His Royal Majesty The King Of Malaysia.

“DAULAT TUANKU”. “LONG LIVE THE KING”.

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His Royal Majesty Sultan Muhammad V, The Supreme Ruler Of Malaysia, DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG.

This auspicious date was also chosen to coincide with the Islamic calendar of Israq and Mikraj which is a physical and spiritual journey.

It speaks of the journey and ascension of PROPHET MUHAMMAD through the seven levels of heaven to meet with ALLAH his Creator.

This reflects on His Royal Majesty’s deep devotion to ISLAM and his desire to rule the nation of Malaysia with righteousness and justice.

Malaysia is richly blessed with the righteous rule of the 15th AGONG since the founding of the Federation of the Malay states in 1957.

The coronation ceremony was an awesome sight to behold, a breath-taking and majestic moment of history in-the-making.

The illuminating presence of the seven Sultans and two crown princes of the nine Malay states in Malaysia.

Their Royal Majesties resplendent in royal regalia with embroidery of gold threads. Befitting to the much loved Malay Sultanage.

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Most of all, the splendour of the new King, the countenance of His Royal Majesty filled the palace courts with a golden glow.

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The Grand Chamberlain of The Royal Palace presented a golden copy of the AL-QU’RAN to His Royal Majesty at the beginning of the ceremony.

His Royal Majesty kissed the AL-QU’RAN with devotion – this was a meaningful and symbolic gesture.

It depicts the role of the King as HEAD of the Islamic religion of the Federal Territories and four states that do not have a Malay Sultan.

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The royal emblems, the ceremonial mace and sceptres of authority of the Malay civilization made its rare appearance on this special day.

Signifying the royal nobility and glorious splendour of His Royal Majesty as chosen by ALLAH to rule over the nation of Malaysia.

* COGAN ALAM, the sceptre of the universe.

* COGAN AGAMA, the sceptre of the religion of ISLAM.

* KERIS PENDEK DIRAJA, the King’s Royal Dagger.

* KERIS PANJANG DIRAJA, the Govermental Royal Dagger.

* GOLDEN AL-QU’RAN, the glorious revelation of ISLAM.

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The divine moment arrived when His Royal Majesty took his oath of office effective for the next five years.

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Simultaneously, the throne room was resounding with shouts of joy and pride “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”.

Then the melodious music of “NEGARAKU” the national anthem was played with the finest 21-gun salute of the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment in accompaniment.

This was followed by the long-awaited proclaimation of the royal coronation of Malaysia’s DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG, SULTAN MUHAMMAD V.

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Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak extended his congratulations speech to the newly coronated YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG.

The Prime Minister as representing the government, security forces, civil servants and the people of Malaysia – solemnly pledged his oath of allegiance to His Royal Majesty.

His Royal Majesty then delivered his Royal Address before the recital of prayers which concluded the coronation ceremony.

“DAULAT TUANKU”. “RAKYAT MENJUNJUNG KASIH TUANKU”.

 

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~ As seen through the eyes of Moses Wong. A blessed citizen of Malaysia.

My sincere appreciation to Bernama & The Star for photos of the historical moments.

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Sopan santun budaya perwira Melayu,

Setia mempertahankan takhta RAJA MELAYU.

Denyutan jantung menjunjung kasih TUANKU,

Patik rela mengorban segalanya demi TUANKU.

 

Dimana rakyat menderita penyamun memerangkap,

Disitu keRAJAan TUANKU, pengganas ditangkap.

RAJA MELAYU jelas penyayang, pelindung rakyat.

Keamanan terjamin, ditakdir kemakmuran rakyat.

 

Rakyat Malaysia sekian menyanjungi tinggi TUANKU.

Kami berdoa ALLAH memberkati pemerintahan TUANKU.

DAULAT TUANKU, KEMULIAAN TUANKU TIDAK TERBILANG.

DAULAT TUANKU, KEAGONGAN TUANKU KEEMASAN GEMILANG.

 

~ Hasil penulisan Moses Wong

~ Penghargaan gambar kepada Bernama