KLANG: The Sultan of Selangor hopes the newly-constructed Masjid Istana Diraja will be used to strengthen family ties among members of the state royalty.
“I understand there are about 1,000 of my kin and Selangor royalty (kerabat).
“I hope this mosque will be a suitable centre to unify them and strengthen their bond with each other,”
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said at the opening of the RM9mil mosque near Istana Alam Shah.
The three-storey mosque was completed early last month. Construction work began in January 2009.
The Sultan personally funded the mosque’s construction.It had been his wish to build a moderate but functional mosque.