Sultan Pahang leaves selection of Agong to Rulers’ Council

KUANTAN: The Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah is leaving it to the wisdom of the Council of Rulers, which will be meeting this Jan 24 to announce the candidate selected as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the interest of the nation.

Sultan Abdullah was commenting on the possibility of himself being chosen as the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong after he was proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang.

“At this point, I cannot say more – if it is already there, then I will be there. Let us look (Surah) Yasin verse 82 (in Al-Quran), then we will understand what I meant,” he said.

Sultan Abdullah, however, declined to comment further on the matter as he wanted to focus on the proclamation ceremony as the Sultan of Pahang scheduled for tomorrow.

“I will think about what I should do after the ceremony,” he said when met by reporters after the morning prayer at Imam Syafie Mosque in Kota SAS here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sultan Abdullah also shared his feelings after being informed on his appointment as the next Sultan of Pahang, as announced by Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Saturday.

“Felt mindful and humbled when receiving the call and proposal to make me as the sixth Sultan of Pahang…and there a sad feeling, a feeling of gratitude for the trust of my father and siblings and the people of Pahang.

“This is also a big responsibility for me to the people and I will try to do my best for the people of Pahang no matter what,” he said.

Sultan Abdullah also hoped to work with the government, regardless of the state government or the federal government, to assist the people who needed help.

On Saturday, Sultan Abdullah, 60, was proclaimed as the Sultan of Pahang to replace his father, who is reported to be unwell.

The proposal to appoint Sultan Abdullah was submitted to the Pahang Royal Council after discussions had been held among family members, and the proposal was unanimously agreed. — Bernama

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