THE KING OF MALAYSIA, SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG SULTAN ABDUL HALIM MUADZAM SHAH CUTS HIS BIRTHDAY CAKE BEFORE A CHEERING CROWD.
After the ceremonial cake cutting, His Majesty, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah stood on the royal dias to meet and greet the rakyat
Everyone and anyone could simply walk on stage to shake hands with the most powerful 7 personages in Malaysia. The Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Tun Razak was unable to attend as he was in Sarawak on official visit
Rich and famous, poor and unknown, the dignitaries and common folks all flocked to shake hands and say hello to the VVIPs
Enjoying tea as they watched the traditional dances in colourful costumes
The VIPs seated to the left of the Royal Table
The King walks to his birthday cake
A sword is given to the King for the ceremonial cake cutting
The cake is so high it blocks the Queen!
Next year the organisers must ensure the cake is lower
It is not the height that matters but the width!
If I move to the right then the King will be blocked!
Luckily Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor leans to chat with the Queen
Due to my photographic skills, now everyone is inside my glam photo
LONG LIVE THE KING!
His Majesty gets ready to meet his loyal subjects
Everyone and anyone could walk to the dias and wish the King a Happy Birthday!
All are welcome; the rich and famous, poor and unknown, the dignitaries and down and outs though I guess the guests could not be that down and out!
There are no protocol to follow; just join the queue and greet your monarch!
The jovial mood and festive air was contagious
Everyone waited patiently for their turn
It was a great day for ordinary folks who would normally be unable to get up close and personal with their King and Queen plus the powerful politicians and their wives
Guests in all shapes, sizes and spots as seen on this leopard lady, all came to pay their respects to King and Queen
Shoemaker Dato Lew greeting his monarch
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