Malaysian king cancels birthday celebrations, returns funds to government

Malaysian king cancels birthday celebrations, returns funds to government
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PETALING JAYA - The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on Thursday (Aug 30) cancelled the Sept 9 official birthday celebrations and the royal tea reception.

In a statement, Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz vowed that the allocated funds will be returned to the government via the Tabung Harapan Malaysia.

"His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V expresses his gratitude to the Government who had planned the official events in conjunction with His official birthday celebration for 2018," the statement read.

The statement however continued to state that the other events in conjunction with the Agong's birthday will go on as planned.

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