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How a new Agong is elected

UNDER Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s position as head of state is not hereditary but one which has to be elected by his peers.


Appointment of the Agong

THE Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah became the King for a second time during his reign as Kedah Sultan by virtue of the rotation system. Under this system, the royal designate to fill in the position is determined by the Conference of Rulers.


The role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong

AS Malaysia’s head of state, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is ascribed duties to perform during his five-year reign.


Agong calls on all quarters to restore national understanding

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah wants all quarters, regardless of race and belief, to support efforts by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to restore national understanding.


Muhammad V takes oath as 15th Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a day steeped in tradition and custom as Kelantan Ruler Sultan Muhammad V ascended the throne as Malaysia’s 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.


Rulers to choose next Yang di-Pertuan Agong

PETALING JAYA: The Conference of Rulers meeting which starts tomorrow will be a momentous one because the Malay Rulers will be selecting the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong.


Agong accorded ceremonial welcome at Japan's Imperial palace

TOKYO: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah was accorded an official ceremonial welcome at the Imperial Palace here Wednesday.


Woman detained for allegedly insulting Agong on Facebook

PETALING JAYA: A woman has been detained for allegedly insulting Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah on Facebook.


Five talking points of the Agong Cup

PETALING JAYA: The 59th Agong Cup National Basketball Championships ended on Monday with Negri Sembilan defending their men’s title by stopping a spirited Melaka.