ALOR SETAR: Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah has been announced as the 29th Sultan of Kedah.
The announcement was made at 1.55pm on Tuesday at Istana Anak Bukit by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
Tunku Sallehuddin succeeds his brother, the late Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah who passed away at 2.30pm on Monday.
The announcement was made at Balai Penghadapan followed by three chants of "Daulat Tuanku" and the playing of music by the royal court's music ensemble.
On Dec 15, 2016, Tunku Sallehuddin was proclaimed as Raja Muda of Kedah, at the age of 74, in conjunction with the return of the late Kedah Sultan to the state after the end of his five-year term as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Tunku Sallehuddin replaced the previous Raja Muda of Kedah, Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, who passed away on Nov 29, last year.
Born on April 30, 1942 in Alor Setar, Tunku Sallehuddin married Puan Sri Tengku Maliha Tengku Ariff and have two sons — Tunku Sarafuddin Badlishah (who is the current Tunku Laksamana) and Tunku Sahzuddin Badlishah.