A gift for the sporting fraternity

A file picture of Sultan Abdullah (right) handing over the Jalur Gemilang to former national football coach K. Rajagopal before a tournament.

THE election of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a significant historical moment for the national sporting fraternity.

This is because he is known as a ruler who is active in sports administration, especially in football, having held the post of president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) from 2014 to 2017. He was also the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) presi­dent and is active in polo as well.

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