ALOR SETAR: A public holiday has been declared in Kedah on Tuesday as the state will observe a mourning period of seven days to mark the demise of Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, said Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
In a statement, the Mentri Besar said flags will be flown at half-mast in Kedah for three days from Monday.
Ahmad Bashah also said that during the mourning period, which will begin on the same day, all sorts of celebrations will be postponed.
He, however, said the UPSR will go on as scheduled.
The Kedah Sultan passed away at 2.30pm at the Anak Bukit palace here on Monday.
The late Kedah Ruler made history when he became Agong for the second time in 2012 after being installed for the first time in 1970.
Tuanku Abdul Halim ended his term as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in December last year and was replaced by Kelantan Ruler Sultan Muhammad V.