PEKAN, Jan 15 2019 : Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was today proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding his father Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Ahmad Shah.
The Tengku Muda of Pahang, Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah, made the proclamation in a ceremony steeped in tradition at the Balairung Seri (Throne Room) of Istana Abu Bakar in this royal town.
The proclamation was made under Article 9A, Part 1, of the Pahang State Constitution.
“It is hereby promulgated for public knowledge that the 110th meeting of the Pahang Royal Council, which convened on Jan 11, 2019, and in accordance with Islamic law, agreed to elect, appoint and proclaim His Royal Highness Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Alhaj DK SSAP, SIMP, DK Terengganu, DK Johor, the Regent of Pahang and heir, to ascend the throne of Pahang as the Ruler to succeed His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al Musta’in Billah, effective Jan 11, 2019.
“Hence, everyone present here and all the people take note and uphold loyalty to His Royal Highness Sultan Abdullah Alhaj ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,” he said.
The ascension to the Pahang throne entitles Sultan Abdullah, as the new Sultan of Pahang, to be on the list for election as the next and 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, stepped down as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 6.
The Conference of Rulers is scheduled to convene a special meeting on Jan 24 at Istana Negara to elect the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. – Bernama