Selangor Journal

Agong, Raja Permaisuri extend Songkran greetings to Siamese community

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah extended their Songkran greetings to the Siamese community in the country.

In a post on Istana Negara’s Facebook, Their Majesties hoped that the festival will bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all who celebrate it.

There are 60,000 people of Siamese descent in Malaysia, with a large number residing in Kedah and Perlis.

Songkran, known as the water festival, is a Thai New Year that is celebrated for three days starting April 13 every year.

— Bernama

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