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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