Sultans of Selangor, Perak to attend RWMF 2024

Ting (ninth left), Sharzede (eighth left) and representatives of RWMF 2024 sponsors in a group photo at RWMF 2024 Sponsors’ Appreciation Day held at Imperial Hotel, Kuching on June 19, 2024.

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, June 19: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah are expected to attend the 27th Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) next week.

Sarawak Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew announced this after officiating at the RWMF 2024 Sponsors’ Appreciation Day event at Imperial Hotel here today.


“As far as we know, it is confirmed that the Sultan of Selangor will be here and the Sultan of Perak might be joining us too.

“And of course, we have foreign ambassadors coming over to be with us this time,” he said in response to a reporter’s query.

Organised by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), the annual music festival is scheduled to take place at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) from June 28 to 30.

Meanwhile, STB chief executive officer Datu Sharzede Salleh Askor said with the expected presence of royalty, there will be tighter security measures to ensure their safety.

“We have our protocol unit, the police and so forth.

“Security is definitely top in all our events all these years but with higher profile people coming in, obviously that would be our top security.

“We even have a canine unit every year to make sure we sniff out (dangerous substances) among festival goers,” she explained.

Sharzede also advised festival goers to utilise the shuttle bus service to support STB’s sustainability efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

She said the pickup points are at Plaza Merdeka and Riverside Majestic Hotel where festival goers only have to show their tickets before hopping onto the shuttle bus to get to SCV.

“If you don’t have a ticket yet but you want to use the shuttle service, then you just have to pay RM12 one way to take the shuttle bus,” she added. — DayakDaily