Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar is now the fifth Sultan of modern Johor Sultanate.
The Star story, based on Bernama original posting:
Published: Monday March 23, 2015 MYT 10:34:00 AM
Updated: Monday March 23, 2015 MYT 12:42:50 PM
Sultan Ibrahim crowned fifth Ruler of modern Johor
JOHOR BARU: Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar was crowned the fifth sultan of modern Johor with pomp and pageantry at the Istana Besar here on Monday.
Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah was also crowned, at the same ceremony, as the Permaisuri of Johor, a title used for the first time in the state.
The ceremony, which was aired live over RTM and TV3 and beamed to a large screen at Dataran Bandaraya, was witnessed by thousands of people in Johor and the rest of the country.
The ceremony was also witnessed by Sultan Ibrahim’s mother Enche Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah; the sultan’s elder sister Johor Tunku Puteri Tunku Kamariah Sultan Iskandar and the sultan’s younger sister Tunku Besar Zabedah Sultan Iskandar.
The Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Che Puan Khaleeda Bustamam as well as the other children of Sultan Ibrahim also witnessed the historic ceremony. – Bernama
The elaborate majestic event was almost the same one his grandfather, Almarhum Sultan Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim had city fives years ago. His late father, Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ismail chose not to have a coronation when he ascended the Johor throne thirty four years ago.
The full event which was covered by most TV stations, has been made available online by Jabatan Penerangan.
The most interesting bit about this coronation is that Sultan Johor is the only Ruler out of the nine Malay Rulers who is crowned with a crown, instead of a tanjak. The State Crown was actually designed in 1886 by jeweller J.W.Benson in London and was enhanced with more diamonds and rare gems by Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim in 1925.