At a glance, the green-domed yellow mosque in the capital of the Malay-majority state of Kelantan looks like any modest and unassuming mosque in Malaysia.
But the Sultan Muhammad II Mosque, also known as Telipot Mosque, is connected to one of the six palaces of its state ruler, Sultan Muhammad V, who was the Malaysian King for two years until Jan 6, in more than one way. As it is just a few metres away from Istana Telipot and is frequented by the Sultan, he had requested for speakers to be installed in the palace so he could hear the mosque's call to prayer and religious sermons.
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