Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Long Live His Majesty, The King!

Assalamualaikum, y'all!!

Our country now has a new ruler.  The sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, 84,  is now the King of the country replacing the sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin.  His majesty, Tuanku Al-Mu'tassimu Billahi Muhibbudin Sultan Abdul Halim Al-Muadzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, took the oath of office as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong at a ceremony in royal traditions at Istana Negara.  He is now the King for the 2nd time.  He was the 5th Yang di-Pertuan Agong from Jan 21st 1970 to Sept 20th 1975 at the age of 43, making him one of the youngest to hold the post as Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

His Majesty during his rule as the 5th Yang di-Pertuan Agong

The ceremony was held at the new and majestic Istana Negara.  The 227th (special) Meeting Conference of Rulers convened in conjunction of the taking of oath and signing of the instrument of office at the Balairong Seri (Throne Room).

The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail was the chairman of the meeting.  The Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Datuk Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, presented the instrument of office to Tuanku Abdul Halim, who was in a Kedah royal attire called 'Sikap' consisting of a short jacket with a high collar, tengkolok (headdress), long pants, sampin, bengkung (cummerband) and complete with a keris (Malay dagger).

His Royal Highness took the pledge and took the instrument of office before the other rulers.  The Sultan of Perak and Pahang (Sultan Azlan Shah and Sultan Ahmad Shah respectively) were the witnesses of the signing of the document.  After that, the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, took the oath and signed the instrument of office as Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

All Malay rulers attended the ceremony except The Sultan of Terengganu who was represented by Tengku Sri Temenggong Raja, Tengku Baharuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah.

I'm sure all Malaysians, no matter what the race wish his Royal Highness the best of luck for his 2nd posting as the King.  Insya-Allah.

See youguys on the flips side!!