Ali Rustam reappointed as Melaka Yang di-Pertua Negeri for second term


KUALA LUMPUR: His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, presented the instrument of appointment to Tun Dr Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka for the second term in a ceremony held at Singgahsana Kecil, Istana Negara here on Tuesday (May 28).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was in attendance.

Also present were Attorney General Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Federal Territories) Dr Zaliha Mustafa, Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat Tan Sri Johari Abdul, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh and Melaka State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Wira Ibrahim Durum.

Mohd Ali, 75, was first appointed as the seventh Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka on June 4, 2020, replacing Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

His reappointment is for a four-year term, effective June 4, 2024.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and served as Member of Parliament for Batu Berendam from 1995 to 1999. He also served as 9th Melaka chief minister from 1999 to 2013.

Meanwhile, Ab Rauf in a Facebook post, congratulated Mohd Ali on his reappointment as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka.

He said that the state government and people of Melaka always pray that the state and the people of Melaka will continue to prosper under Mohd Ali’s leadership and be showered with blessings and prosperity. - Bernama

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