New King by end of this month

Written by: mottaman | 07 Jan 2019 18:17
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07 Jan 2019 18:17

The country will have a new King by the end of this month.

The Council of Rulers will meet on Jan 24 to elect the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his deputy after Sultan Muhammad V resigned as the King on Sunday.

According to the keeper of the Royal Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, the Council has also decreed that the swearing-in ceremony for the new Agong and the Deputy will be held on Jan 31.

The Rulers decided to hold a special Council of Rulers meeting on Jan 24 for the purpose of electing the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI and the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“The Rulers have also decided that a Special Meeting for the swearing-in ceremony for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong will be held on Jan 31” Syed Danial said in a press statement.
The Conference of Rulers held a meeting at the Istana Negara yesterday morning to choose a date for the election for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Six of the nine Sultans were present at the meeting. They were Perlis ruler Tuanku Syed Sirajudin Syed Putra Jamalullail; Terengganu ruler Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin; Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir; Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar; Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah; and Sultan of Kedah Sultan Sallehuddin Shah.

They were seen entering Istana Negara grounds around 10 am and the meeting lasted for more than an hour before they were seen leaving Istana Negara about 12.25pm.

Sultan Muhammad V was elected by the Conference of Rulers as King on Dec 13, 2016. His tenure was scheduled to end in 2021.

He was elected as Yang di-Pertuan Agong at a Special Meeting of the Conference of Rulers in October 2016, while Sultan Nazrin Shah, was elected Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Until the Conference of Rulers elects the next Agong, Sultan Nazrin, who is the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, will serve as acting king.

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