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Monday, 24 April 2017 | MYT 11:14 AM

Sultan Muhammad V installed as Yang di-Pertuan Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan Muhammad V was installed as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the throne room of Istana Negara here Monday.

The Grand Chamberlain presented Sultan Muhammad V with a copy of the Quran as a symbolic gesture depicting the role of the King as head of the Islamic religion of the Federation and states that do not have a Ruler.

His Majesty also received the Keris Panjang Diraja, which symbolises his willingness to assume the role as head of state.

Sultan Muhammad V also read out his pledge after receiving the Keris.

“In the name of Allah, the most merciful and compassionate, I, Sultan Muhammad V, am thankful to Allah Subahanahu Wata'Ala as with his blessings I have been chosen as the 15th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

“I will hereby rule Malaysia in a fair manner in accordance with the law and the country’s constitution and uphold at all times the religion of Islam and stand firm for a just government and peaceful country," he read the proclamation.

Earlier, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made a proclamation that Sultan Muhammad V had been chosen by the Conference of Rulers as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“In the name of Allah, the most merciful and compassionate, it is hereby proclaimed to every citizen and person resident in Malaysia that their Highnesses, the Royal Rulers have chosen Sultan Muhammad V to be the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong from this day, time and glorious moment.

“His Majesty ascends the throne and will be henceforth known as Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.”

His Majesty is the second Sultan of Kelantan to reign as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after his grandfather Sultan Yahya Petra Sultan Ibrahim, who was the sixth Yang di-Pertuan Agong and reigned from 1975 to 1979.

Sultan Muhammad V was born Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra on Oct 6, 1969 in Kota Baru, to Sultan Ismail Petra and Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid.

His Majesty used the name Sultan Muhammad V after he was installed as the 29th Sultan of Kelantan in 2010.

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Photo Gallery: The installation of the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong

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  • Sultan Muhammad V giving his first speech after officially installed as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. -Bernamapic

  • The Royal Artillery Regiment's 21-gun Royal Salute during the 15th Yang diPertuan Agong installation ceremony. -Bernamapic

  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reads the congratulatory speech during the installation ceremony. -Bernamapic

  • Sultan Muhammad V reads the Oath of Installation. -Bernamapic

  • Sultan Muhammad V kissing the Keris Panjang DiRaja as the symbol of his willingness to assume the role of head of state. -Bernamapic

  • Sultan Muhammad V kissing the Holy Quran during the installation ceremony. -Bernamapic

  • Sultan Muhammad V arrives at Istana Negara for the installation ceremony. -Bernamapic

  • Sultan Muhammad V inspects the Guard of Honour. -Bernamapic

  • Sultan Muhammad V taking the royal salute from the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment at Istana Negara. -Bernamapic

  • The Guard of Honour waiting for the arrival of Sultan Muhammad V. -Starpic

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Tags / Keywords: Sultan Muhammad V , installation , coronation , Agong

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