Raja Kita exhibition opens to public
KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Kita (Our King) exhibition has officially opened its doors for visitors to take a closer look at a collection of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V’s memorabilia at the Royal Museum here.
Launched by His Majesty yesterday, the four-month exhibition, which started yesterday and ends on Sept 4, was organised by the Museums Department in conjunction with His Majesty’s installation as the 15th Yang diPertuan Agong.
Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin yesterday said the presentation was held every five years to foster closer ties between the king and his subjects.
“It showcases the authority, functions and unique characteristics of our parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy.
“Among the segments in the exhibition are the scope of the king ’s duties, his relationship with the people and a closer look at his personal side, such as his hobbies and favourite outdoor activities,” she said.
“It is hoped that the programme will encourage information and knowledge-sharing, which would make the Royal Museum a reference centre as a well as a tourist destination.”
Present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak.
Royal Museum director Miti Fateema Sherzeella Mohd Yusoff said besides getting to know more about Sultan Muhammad V, visitors could learn about the institution of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Kelantan Royal institution.
“Every manuscript on display is genuine, including the Hikayat Sejarah Negeri Kelantan (a chronicle of Kelantan).
“More than a hundred photos are showcased, including those taken during his installation, when he spent time with the people, his involvement in sports, recreational activities, as well as his contribution in the education field,” she said, adding that the exhibition was expected to draw some 80,000 visitors.
This would be the second time that the exhibition is held at the the Royal Museum.
The first exhibition was held in 2012, in conjunction with the installation of the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.
The exhibition is open to the public but visitors will be charged an entrance fee to the Royal Museum (RM5 for Malaysians, RM10 for foreigners and RM2 for students).
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V looking at items on display at the Raja Kita exhibition at the Royal Museum in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. With him are Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak (third from left).