KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah broke their fast with members of the Cabinet and foreign diplomats at Istana Negara, here, on Monday (April 18) night.
Also present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his wife, Datin Seri Muhaini Zainal Abidin.
Among the Cabinet members at the breaking of fast were Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
Dr Wee posted a picture of him and his wife, Datin Seri Jessica Lim Hai Ean on his Facebook page and express his gratitude for the invitation.
“KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong and KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong had invited the cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and foreign ambassadors for buka puasa tonight,” he said.
The other dignitaries present were Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, as well as former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The breaking-of-fast event was also attended by foreign diplomats including from Yemen, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, Bosnia Herzegovina, Palestine, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Thailand, Bangladesh, the Philippines, India and Brunei.
His Majesty and the Queen also performed Maghrib, Isyak and tarawih prayers with the congregation and led by Istana Negara religious officer, Datuk Munir Md Salleh as the imam.
This breaking of fast was the first held at Istana Negara after the Covid-19 pandemic hit Malaysia two years ago. – Bernama