Seremban, 4th April 2019 (Korporat SUKNS) - The Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir today graced the ceremony dubbed ‘Istiadat Menghadap Menzahirkan Kejadian Undang Luak Jelebu Ke-16’ at the Istana Besar Seri Menanti.
Also gracing the occasion were Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud and their two sons, Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin and Tunku Datuk Seri Zain Al-'Abidin.
The ‘Istiadat Menghadap Bagi Menzahirkan Kejadian Undang’ is part of the state’s ceremonial events, which has been practised through generations.
The ceremony in which the newly-announced 16th Undang (Ruling Chief of) Luak Jelebu Dato’ Maarof Mat Rashad presented himself before the Negeri Sembilan Ruler and pledge allegiance to His Majesty.
Dato’ Maarof was announced as the 16th Undang Luak Jelebu at a ceremony on Dec 20, 2018, to succeed the 15th Undang Luak Jelebu, Dato’ Musa Abdul Wahab, who passed away on Sept 11, 2014.
Negeri Sembilan’s monarchical structure comprises Undang Yang Empat institutions, which are Undang Luak Sungai Ujong, Undang Luak Jelebu, Undang Luak Rembau, Undang Luak Johol and the Tunku Besar Tampin, who have “absolute power” in their respective areas.
The Undang Yang Empat are among other things, responsible for appointing the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan.