Thursday, January 10, 2013

Discovery Channel Presents The Second Installation Ceremony Of Sultan Abdul Halim In Revealed: Malaysia's Majesty – Twice A King

Go behind the scenes of this historic event in the modern land steeped in tradition ...

Press Release:

Behind Malaysia’s shiny pillars of progress, stands her staunchest symbol of tradition; even as one of Asia’s fastest developing nations, it is home to the world’s highest concentration of constitutional monarchs. Though many nations maintain monarchies, never before has a ruler come to the same throne twice. And nowhere else can this happen but Malaysia. 

On REVEALED: MALAYSIA'S MAJESTY – TWICE A KING, get unparalleled access into the installation of DYMM Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah from the state of Kedah as Malaysia's 14th King; a profound passage in the royal history of the Malay Peninsula, where Sultan Abdul Halim makes history as the first person to assume this throne for the second time, 41 years after he first became Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the paramount ruler. REVEALED: MALAYSIA'S MAJESTY – TWICE A KING premieres on Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m., with encores on Wednesday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

In the unique system practiced by Malaysia's royal rulers, perhaps it is only fitting that the first complete cycle returns a ruler from not only the earliest Sultanate in the country but also one of the oldest in the world. Iconic regalia and sacred rites that colour the ceremony will kick off adventures deep into the culture, archeology, geography and identity of the country. Featuring real stories about Sultan Abdul Halim's connection to the land and people of Kedah, REVEALED: MALAYSIA'S MAJESTY – TWICE A KING will provide compelling insights into the integral relationship between the peninsula’s royal rulers and its rakyat.

The peninsula is home to nearly a third of the world’s monarchs, and Sultan Abdul Halim's installation as the 14th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong displays the spirit of “unity in diversity” that thrives at the heart of Malaysia. In the face of a world that grapples with the confusion thrown up by modernity and globalization, REVEALED: MALAYSIA'S MAJESTY – TWICE A KING provides a window into understanding how Malaysia continues to cultivate strength from her time-honoured traditions, her past, and perhaps where she is going.

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