KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s newest aristocrat ascended a bench on Thursday (Jan 31), imprinting a start of a five-year term.
Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was inaugurated as a new Malaysian aristocrat final week by members of a country’s stately families, following a astonishing abandonment of a prior monarch.
Sultan Abdullah arrived to a state acquire during a Parliament Square, and was met by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
The executive rope of a Royal Malay Regiment played a inhabitant anthem. Subsequently, a Royal Standard of a aristocrat was hoisted and a 21-gun salute was fired.
Sultan Abdullah afterwards legalised a categorical guard-of-honour from a 1st Battalion Royal Malay Regiment.
He after proceeded to Istana Negara to take a promise of office.
At a same ceremony, a Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, took a promise of bureau as emissary king.
Earlier during midnight, a central dwindle of a aristocrat was lifted during a house in Kuala Lumpur.
Sultan Abdullah, 59, succeeds Sultan Muhammad V from Kelantan, who stepped down after only dual years on a throne, a initial in a country’s history.
The former has a repute of being familiar in state affairs and is famous as a humble and friendly figure.
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He was allocated climax aristocrat in Jul 1976, when he was only 16 years old, and took over his father’s duties for a initial time when he was 20 years old, when former sultan Ahmad Shah served as Malaysian aristocrat from 1979 to 1984.
He also complicated Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy during Queen Elizabeth College, Oxford University, and was also lerned during a Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
In Malaysia’s inherent kingdom system, a choosing for a Yang di-Pertuan Agong is hold on a rotational basement each 5 years.
The Conference of Rulers contingency accommodate to elect a new aristocrat no after than 4 weeks once a position of a Yang di-Pertuan Agong falls vacant.