VISNEWS May 12 filmed the late Sultan of Johore's body as it lay in State at the Federation of Malaya High Commission, London.
VISNEWS May 12 filmed the late Sultan of Johore's body as it lay in State at the Federation of Malaya High Commission, London. His wife, the Sultana Marcella Ibrahim, stood sorrowfully by the bier as famous personalities arrived to pay homage.
The 85 year-old Sultan, Major General Sir Ibrahim ibni Almurham Sultan Abu Bakar, died at his London hotel May 8. He will be succeeded by his eldest son, 64 year-old Tunku Sir Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.
The body will return to Singapore by ship May 17 where, after a further period of lying-in-State, it will be buried in the royal mausoleum with the late sultan's ancestors.
A staunch friend of Britain, the Sultan had ruled Johore since 1895.