Love and praise for Their Majesties


 KUALA LUMPUR: Thank you and farewell messages poured in for Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah who returned to their home state of Pahang after completing their reign as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim expressed gratitude to Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah on the occasion of the conclusion of His Majesty’s reign as the 16th King of Malaysia.

In his Facebook post, Anwar also prayed for the well-being of His Majesty and Her Majesty, their children and the entire royal family.

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“Deepest gratitude to Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah on the occasion of the conclusion of Your Majesty’s reign as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI.

“May Your Majesties, princes and princesses and the entire royal family be blessed with good health and always protected by Allah. Daulat Tuanku!” Anwar wrote, reported Bernama.

Sultan Abdullah will be succeeded by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, who will ascend to the federal throne as the 17th King of Malaysia for the next five years, starting today.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed his deep appreciation for the wisdom of Their Majesties in fulfilling the trust and unravelling the unprecedented issues facing the country. In his message aired on TV1, he said he was also proud to have served during Sultan Abdullah’s reign in developing the country and serving the people.

Ahmad Zahid said both Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah would always be remembered as the “King and Queen of People’s Hearts” and a head of state committed to resolving all challenges faced by the country.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof also expressed his highest appreciation to Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah for their fair, wise and compassionate approach during their reign.

“As the Coordinating Minister for the Kembara Kenali Borneo tour, I believe that the sweet memories with Your Majesties and the royal children during the tour will forever be cherished by the people of Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.

Fadillah said that the world has witnessed how Malaysia has a compassionate and people-oriented monarch, who personally drove over 2,300km to reach out and meet the people in the two states. He added the concern, dedication, sacrifices and wisdom of Their Majesties in facing various challenges and obstacles for the people and the country, as well as in resolving the country’s political turmoil and leading to the formation of a unity government, will forever be appreciated.

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil represented the ministry in expressing gratitude and wishing farewell to Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah.

“The deeds of Your Majesty and the Queen are invaluable to the people and the country, especially during Covid-19 pandemic and until now, as the nation successfully navigates through various challenges and obstacles.

“I pray to Allah and that both of Your Majesties are blessed with good health and long life. Daulat Tuanku,” he said.

The sending-off ceremony for the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong was held steeped in tradition yesterday.

Sultan Abdullah will be replaced by Sultan Ibrahim starting today.

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