KLANG: Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah has taken his oath as the crown prince of the nation's most-developed state amidst royal pomp, ceremony and regalia on Saturday.
The ceremonial proclamation saw the 26-year-old Tengku Amir carrying out age-old rites of the state's royal institution endorsing his accession as the Selangor throne's heir apparent.
Besides reading his oath as the Raja Muda, Tengku Amir also signed the decree witnessed by his uncle the Tengku Laksamana Selangor Tengku Sulaiman Shah, Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah and Selangor state secretary Datuk Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya.
In accordance with royal Selangor customary rites, Tengku Amir held on to a ceremonial long spear as he pledged his allegiance to Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and vowed to not inflict any ill will or wrongdoing towards anyone.
The Raja Muda also conceded in the oath that in the event he breaches allegiance and resorts to any wrongdoing, he would face the wrath of his ancestors, the deceased former Sultans.
He also added in his oath he would be prepared to accept retribution from God and the Ruler of Selangor for any wrongdoing.
Once the ceremony was concluded, Tengku Amir immediately left the Balairung Seri at the Istana Alam Shah, where the event was held, without turning back.
As per the requirement, he will leave the state for seven days and return on Oct 15 bearing a gift for Sultan Sharafuddin and will again pledge his loyalty to the Ruler.
Tengku Amir was officially decreed as the Crown Prince and heir to the Selangor throne on May 3, 2002 when he was just 11.
Tengku Amir was born in San Francisco, USA on Dec 12, 1990 and is Sultan Sharafuddin's only son.
His mother Che Puan Nur Lisa and Sultan Sharafuddin divorced in 1997.
The Raja Muda has two elder sisters, Tengku Zerafina and Tengku Zatashah, who are children from Sultan Sharafuddin's earlier marriage to Raja Zarina Raja Tan Sri Zanal Abidin.
He holds a degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology from Leeds University and was commissioned Leftenan Muda in the17th battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment at Terendak Camp, Malacca in June this year.