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Pahang declares Thursday a holiday with proclamation of ruler as King

Jan 30. 2019
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KUANTAN: The Pahang government has declared a special state holiday on Thursday (Jan 31), in conjunction with the proclamation of its Ruler as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said this was to commemorate the historic event of Sultan of Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah taking his oath of office.

"The last time a similar event was celebrated was four decades ago, in conjunction with Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Ahmad Shah's proclamation as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong," Wan Rosdy said after chairing the state exco meeting here on Wednesday (Jan 30).

He said the holiday was a show of the state government's and the people's pride and joy in their Ruler.

Sultan Abdullah and his consort Tengku Ampuan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Sultan Iskandar will take off for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning to attend the proclamation ceremony.

The new Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong will take their oath of office and sign the instrument of office tomorrow.

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