KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah tonight attended a yasin reading and prayer session in memory of the victims of the Lahad Datu intrusion incident, as well as a Ramadan talk at Istana Negara.
Present were Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
The three-hour religious event at the Istana Negara surau was also attended by about 500 people comprising senior government officers, police personnel, members of the MAF and students of Madrasah Nurul Hidayah, Madrasah Al-Yamani, Akademi Tahfiz Darul Abrar and Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Quran Syazwan.
It began with Maghrib prayers led by Istana Negara Islamic religious officer Datuk Abdul Aziz Che Yacob followed by reading of the yasin and the Ramadan talk which was delivered by Kedah Mufti Datuk Sheikh Mohamad Baderuddin Ahmad.
After Isyak prayers, the king and queen joined the guests for dinner.
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Tuanku Abdul Halim and Tuanku Hajah Haminah later presented contributions from the Kedah State Zakat Committee and the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council of RM30,000 for each family of members of the security forces killed in Ops Daulat in Lahad Datu and RM5,000 for each member injured.
The intrusion by Sulu militants in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu on Feb 12 led to the government launching Ops Daulat on March 5 which was later renamed Operasi Sanggah in defence of the nation's sovereignty.
Eight policemen and two soldiers were killed in the operation while 68 Sulu militants were shot dead.
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