ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Regency Council chairman Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Sultan Badlishah (pic) passed away following a heart attack at the Ipoh Pantai Hospital at 12.20am Wednesday.
He was 75-years-old.
Tunku Annuar was appointed as Kedah Chairman of the Regency Council on December 12, 2011 after the Sultan of Kedah, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah was appointed as the 14th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.
An official statement by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said that Tunku Annuar will be buried at the Royal Mausoleum in Langgar after the Asar prayers on Wednesday.
The public can pay their last respects at the Istana Anak Bukit from 1pm to 3pm.
“Tunku Annuar’s body will be taken to the Royal Mausoleum through Jalan Sultanah, Jalan Titi Gajah, Jalan Hutan Kampung and Jalan Langgar,” said Mukhriz in a statement.
“The national, state and other flags will be flown at half-mast for three days from today (May 21),” he said.
Mukhriz added that the state will observe a seven-day mourning period from Wednesday till May 27.
The Mentri Besar also declared Wednesday a public holiday for the state.
Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is expected to arrive in the state at 11.45am to pay his last respects.
Tunku Annuar was appointed as the Kedah Chairman of the Regency Council on December 12, 2011 after the Sultan of Kedah, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah was appointed as the 14th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.