Pahang ruler Al-Sultan Abdullah Shah appointed 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong by the Malay rulers at Istana Negara today, taking over from Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated on Jan 6.
Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar said no decision has been made if Jan 31 a public holiday when the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong takes his oath of office.
Sultan Ahmad Shah abdicates to pave way for son Tengku Abdullah Shah to be Pahang Sultan and possibly Malaysia’s new King.
All eyes on the Royal Pahang Council meeting on Friday afternoon as Tengku Abdullah Shah expected to be named Sultan of Pahang, paving the way for him to be 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Efforts are under way for Tengku Abdullah Shah to be made the Sultan of Pahang, en route to becoming Malaysia’s next King.
Sultan Muhammad V abdicates as 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, raising more questions in a drama-filled start to the year.
On Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V’s official birthday today, we take a look at his history and achievements as a benevolent and kind ruler.