Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kedah Sultan Installed as King

HIS Royal Highness Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah was today installed the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a full traditional ceremony at the new Istana Negara in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

Image from: Laman web rasmi Istana Negara

The royal is the first Ruler in the country to be installed King for a second time, under Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy.At 84, he is also the oldest Ruler to ascend the throne. Tuanku Abdul Halim was proclaimed as the 27th Sultan of Kedah on July 14, 1958 and was crowned officially on February 20, 1959, in the state palace.

During his first reign as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim presided at the handing over of duties as Prime Minister by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra to his successor Tun Haji Abdul Razak Hussein, father to the current prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Tuanku Abdul Halim is a caring, humble and gentle Ruler who is loved by his subjects and is known as the Ruler with a “people's heart”. Tuanku Abdul Halim had his early education at Sek Melayu Alor Merah and Sek Melayu Titi Gajah before continuing his studies at Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid in Alor Setar which was the first English school in Kedah.

Upon leaving the college, Tuanku Abdul Halim enrolled at Wadham College, Oxford, and obtained a Diploma in Public Administration and Social Science. On his return home in 1955, he joined the Kedah Administrative Service and was attached to the Kota Setar District Office before moving on to serve at the State Treasury. [source: The Star]

Old Istana Negara (old palace). Image source

New Istana Negara (new palace). Image source

List of Yang di-Pertuan Agong

The following Rulers have served as Yang di-Pertuan Agong:

Source: Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Wikipedia

Daulat Tuanku.


Akelamalu said...

How interesting!

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tehr said...

Daulat Tuanku

Nancy Claeys said...

Very interesting history and the portraits are very impressive!

Alv0808 said...

Daulat Tuanku!!.. thanks for the info..especially the chronological list