The Sultan of Johor attended a Vasakhi tea party organised by his Sikh friends on Tuesday (17 April 2018) at the home of businessman Avinderjit Singh in Johor Bahru.
“His Majesty took the opportunity to extend his Vaisakhi greetings and later joined the guests for refreshments,” according to an entry at the Sultan’s official Facebook page.
Avinderjit sits as a non-executive director at Redtone International Bhd, a Malaysian public listed company controlled by Berjaya Corp Bhd, with the Sultan of Johor holding a substantial stake. The Sultan’s daughter, Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, is the company’s chairman and non-executive director.
Also present at the event was Dr Harjit Singh, who has been the president of the Johor Cricket Council since 1987 and has held key positions in the Malaysian Cricket Association.
“This is testimony of Your Majesty’s concerted desire, effort and will to uphold the more than century old spirit of BANGSA JOHOR by personal example,” said Dr Harjit in a comment at the Johor Sultan’s facebook page.
“The entire Sikh Community awaits the oncoming get together to be organised by the Johor Sikh Sports Club which Your Majesty has very kindly consented to grace after the Holy month of Ramadan.”
In 2015, the Sultan of Johor visited Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru as part of Vasakhi celebration, where he presented a RM200,000 cheque.
THE FULL TEXT OF SULTAN OF JOHOR’S FACEBOOK ENTRY:
JOHOR SULTAN GRACES VAISAKHI TEA PARTY
HM The Sultan of Johor graced a tea reception in conjunction with the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi by
his Sikh friends, headed by businessman Avinderjit Singh Harjit Singh at his home in Taman Iskandar, Johor Bahru today (17 April).
Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar was earlier accorded a warm welcome by Mr Avinderjit’s family and several others from the Sikh community.
His Majesty took the opportunity to extend his Vaisakhi greetings and later joined the guests for refreshments.
Also present was Singapore’s Johor Bahru Consul-General Rajpal Singh.
SULTAN JOHOR SERIKAN MAJLIS MINUM PETANG SEMPENA SAMBUTAN VAISAKHI
DYMM Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar berkenan meluangkan masa mengunjungi kediaman rakan karib Baginda, Encik Avinderjit Singh Harjit Singh di Taman Iskandar, Johor Bahru petang tadi (17 April).
Keberangkatan tiba Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim pada jam 6.30 petang, disambut oleh Encik Avinderjit Singh dan keluarga sebelum mengiringi Baginda ke majlis jamuan teh sempena sambutan Vaisakhi yang disambut masyarakat Sikh pada Sabtu lalu.
Baginda juga meluangkan masa beramah-mesra bersama tetamu yang hadir sebelum bergambar kenangan bersama keluarga Encik Avinderjit Singh.
Hadir sama, Konsul Jeneral Singapura di Johor Bahru, Rajpal Singh.
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