Sultan Abdullah gets misty-eyed thinking of his beloved parents

The air of sadness was felt by some 1,600 guests at the proclamation of Sultan Abdullah as the 6th Sultan of Pahang


Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, proclaimed yesterday as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, expressed his deep feeling of sadness thinking of the good deeds and sacrifices of his father, whom he replaced, and his late mother, Tengku Ampuan Afzan Tengku Muhammad.

His voice choked with emotion and wiping away his tears with a handkerchief, sadness was clearly written on Sultan Abdullah’s face.

“Therefore, I appeal that all the people lift their palms in prayer, if they may, to seek protection and blessings from the Almighty for Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah.

“Together, we could also extend our doa to Tengku Ampuan Afzan,” he said.

Sultan Abdullah poignantly re-called growing up with his mother around, whom he described as steadfast, patient and who raised her children full of love.

The air of sadness was also felt by some 1,600 guests including members of the Pahang royal family, and state government and commmunity leaders at the proclamation of Sultan Abdullah as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, with the ceremony held at the Throne Room of Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan. It was carried live by Radio Televisyen Malaysia’s TV1.

The Sultanah of Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was visibly moved by the Sultan’s speech, while his eldest sister, Tengku Puteri Seri Lela Wangsa Pahang Tengku Meriam Sultan Ahmad Shah, was seen wiping away her tears.

Jan 15, 2019, was a historic day as the people of Pahang and elsewhere watched the proclamation of the sixth Sultan of Pahang in a modern era, with the ceremony lasting about an hour.

The proclamation of Sultan Abdullah as the State Ruler was unanimously agreed upon by the Pahang Royal Council at a special meeting held in the federal capital last Friday.

The decision was made due to Sultan Ahmad Shah’s illness, which renders him incapable of carrying out his duties as Ruler. — Bernama