SPB Agong | Daulat Tuanku

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

I like to cover this assignment, “Hari Keputeraan Agong” or King Birthday only held once a year here at Dataran Merdeka Kuala Lumpur usually on the very first Saturday in the month of June. Another special occasion that took place here is Royal Flag Bearing Procession in conjunction with His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah (The King) Birthday Celebration. Very colorful event and what I like most about covering this historical event is that “The Man In Uniform” very nice to look at and will be a great photography subject. Malaysia is a very unique country, our King keep on changing every five years. You can get that information somewhere, it’s our constitution.

As usual this event took place on the early morning. Our King arrive at 8:00 am sharp, so we photographers must be here one hour earlier to secure our position. It is very crucial to get a very good vantage point. Even though we are official photographers or  press photographers, we are not provided with a special place. Usually they, the organizer will have a steps for us to position ourselves. This year there were none, we just like everybody else, the public, this is open place, we can choose our angle wherever we want but this is not good for us because we have to compete with the public, we are here to do our job, we are not here for a holiday so we should be provided with a better angle from the rest of the public because our picture will be  seen across the world so we need to show the best from our country and for our country.

Nevertheless, I still get a  good angle, next to me is Ahmad Yusni from EPA and next to him is Zainal ABD Halim from Reuters, so I’m in a very good company, three of us are using 300mm lens as our primary lens because the ceremony took place  a bit far across the field. This special event only last for one hour, by 9:00 am our King will leave this place and proceed to National Palace where another event will took place, it was very busy day for our King during his Birthday as a King. I took a lot of photos and feel free to visit my flickr for more pictures.


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5 Responses to “SPB Agong | Daulat Tuanku”

  1. mkhalidibrahim Says:

    ni la gamba yg masuk paper! =]

  2. wazariwazir Says:

    Terima kasih sahabat, gambar dari angle yang lebih kurang sama ni memang ada dalam suratkhabar tapi yang tu bukan gambar saya. ada ramai jurufoto berada di lokasi yang sama dengan saya, berderet-deret, gambar saya memang bukan untuk publish dalam akhbar, hanya untuk kegunaan rasmi Kerajaan dan mungkin juga Jabatan-jabatan kerajaan. Anyway it is good to know that newspaper editor like this angle… 🙂

  3. ateq Says:

    abg wazari..tahniah..nice pict..tembakan lensa abg wazari memang hebat!

  4. shabihan Says:


  5. wazariwazir Says:

    Terima kasih sahabat semua, saya hanya menjalankan tugas untuk negara… 🙂

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