The instrument of the oath of Sultan Abdullah as 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was today officially installed as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
A ceremony took place in a luxurious Malay customs and tradition at Istana Negara, a historic event under the country’s exclusive system of constitutional monarchy. This ceremony will officially mark the beginning of the five-year reign of Sultan Abdullah as the head of state of Malaysia.
After His Majesty’s father, the late Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah, who was installed as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong and reigned from April 1979 to April 1984, this will be the second time that a sultan from Pahang is inaugurated as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
As it takes place on the 60th birthday of His Majesty, the installation will certainly be of historical significance and sentimental value as an honor to Sultan Abdullah and Her Majesty Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
As part of the arrangements for the event, Istana Negara, as the grand venue, has been stunningly and perfectly decorated to add a joviality to the occasion, emphasizing its stature as the landmark of the constitutional monarchy system practiced by Malaysia.
The installation ceremony itself which is dignified and glorious stands testament to the eternity of the reign of the Malay monarch in the 62 years since the independence of the country. Fifteen rulers have been installed in a similar ceremony steeped in tradition.
The ceremony began at 9 am and was broadcast live by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and other television stations.