Visnews filmed the recent arrival in Malaya of the remains of the Sultan of Johore, who died in London aged 85 - the procession from the ship to the Royal Palace for the 3-day lying in state - and the Interment at the royal mausoleum in Johore Bahru, capital of Johore state.
LS. Ship bearing Royal remains of Sultan Sir Ibrahim.
MS. Coffin brought down from ship to shore.
LS. Procession entering Palace grounds.
MS. Wing of place where Sultan's remains lay in State.
LS. Two shots of people paying last respects to the late Sultan as his remains were laid in State.
MS. People laying wreaths.
MS. Two scenes - Soldier in mourning.
LS. Two scenes - RAF planes flying a salute.
LS. Procession of the coffin from Palace. (two scenes).
SHOT. Procession entering the cemetery.
NEARER V. Another shot.
MS. Sultan Sir Ismail, son and successor to Johore Throne (elderly fat man) and Lady Marcella, Hungarian widow of Late Sultan (lady in European dress) arrive for burial.
LS. Crowds outside.
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Background: Visnews filmed the recent arrival in Malaya of the remains of the Sultan of Johore, who died in London aged 85 - the procession from the ship to the Royal Palace for the 3-day lying in state - and the Interment at the royal mausoleum in Johore Bahru, capital of Johore state.
The Sultanah - Hungarian born Lady Marcella - was dressed in the customary mourning white like other mourners - and immediately before the funeral ceremony the Sultan's son, Tunku Sir Ismail, was formally declared Sultan of Johore and Dependencies in succession to his father.
Among those present at the funeral were the Head of State of the Malayan Federation, seven Malay rulers, Sir William Goode-- Singapore's last Governor and now its Head of State representing the Queen - and both the present and former Federation Prime Ministers.
His death marks the end of an era. 64 years of wise and benevolent rule.