Pahang Sultan leaves selection of Agong to Council of Rulers

KUANTAN (Bernama) – The Sultan of Pahang Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah is leaving to the wisdom of the Council of Rulers which will be meeting on January 24 to announce the candidate to be selected as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Sultan Abdullah was commenting on the possibility of he himself being chosen as the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong after he was proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang effective last Saturday.

“At this point, I cannot say more, if it is already there, then I will be there, let us look at Yasin verse 82, then we will understand what I meant,” he said.

Sultan Abdullah however declined to comment further on the matter as he wanted to focus on the proclamation ceremony as the Sultan of Pahang on January 15.

“I will think about what I should do after the ceremony,” he said when met by reporters at Imam Syafie Mosque in Kota SAS yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sultan Abdullah also shared his feelings after being informed on his appointment as the next Sultan of Pahang as announced by Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah last Saturday.

“Felt mindful and humbled when receiving the call and proposal to make me as the sixth Sultan of Pahang… and there a sad feeling, a feeling of gratitude for the trust of my father and siblings and the people of Pahang.

“This is also a big responsibility for me to the people and I will try to do my best for the people of Pahang no matter what,” he said.

Sultan Abdullah also hoped to work with the state and the Federal governments to assist the people who needed help.