Malaysia enthrones Sultan Muhammad V

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Malaysia enthrones Sultan Muhammad V

Malaysia enthrones Sultan Muhammad V

(Kuala Lumpur) – The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, took the oath of office as the 15th king in a ceremony steeped in tradition and customs at Istana Negara.

The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, also took the oath of office as the king’s deputy.

They were elected by the Conference of Rulers at its 243rd (Special) Meeting at Istana Negara on October 14, and will reign for five years from today.

Sultan Muhammad V, 47, succeeds the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who completed his reign as the 14th king.

Today’s ceremonies at the Balairong Seri (throne room) began with the 244th (Special) Meeting of the Conference of Rulers held in conjunction with the taking of oath of office and signing of the instruments of office by the king and his deputy.

The Special Meeting was chaired by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Then, the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, presented the oath of office document to Sultan Muhammad V who read out the oath of office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and signed the document.

The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal then presented the oath of office document to Sultan Nazrin Shah who read out the oath of office of the king and signed the document.

The ceremonies in the Balairong Seri continued with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak presenting the instruments of proclamation of office to be signed by the king and his deputy.

Najib then read out the proclamation stating that Sultan Muhammad V had taken the oath of office as the 15th king and Sultan Nazrin Shah had taken the oath of office as the deputy king.

The ceremonies concluded with the reciting of prayers by Federal Territory Mufti, Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.

All nine Malay Rulers or their representatives attended the ceremonies.