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Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin will be installed as the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in Malay royal customs and tradition at the Istana Negara on April 26.

A meeting of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Installation Committee, Tuesday decided to organise 11 events in conjunction with the installation ceremony, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said Tuesday.

Tuanku Mizan, 44, was elected by the Malay Rulers at the 208th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at the Istana Negara on Nov 3 last year to serve as the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong for five years from Dec 13 last year, succeeding Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail.

“Various programmes will be held in the two months up to the date of the installation, including a parade steeped in customs and tradition, a royal exhibition and the production of a documentary on the Malay Sultanate,” Rais told reporters after chairing the meeting of the committee at the Craft Complex, here.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Protocol Division of Istana Negara, the Prime Minister’s Department and relevant ministries.

Rais said posters proclaiming the installation and buntings would be put up in the federal capital and the federal territory of Labuan a week before the installation.

On the documentary on the Malay Sultanate, he said it would be produced with the collaboration of National Geographic and the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (Finas).

Rais said the filming of the documentary was scheduled to begin next month and was expected to be completed several days after the installation, and the documentary would be shown around the world.

“Apart from depicting the uniqueness of the institution of the rulers, the documentary is aimed at, in conjunction with the country’s 50th anniversary of independence, drawing more tourists to the country in view of Visit Malaysia Year 2007,” he said.

— BERNAMA