In a surprising revelation, Sultan Muhammad V has made the decision to stepped down from his position as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab. Aziz released a statement today (Sunday, 6th January 2018), stating that his Royal Highness, whose reign started on 13th December 2016, has informed other Malay rulers via a letter.
“His Majesty has informed this matter officially to the Malay Rulers through a letter issued to the secretary of the Conference of Rulers,” said Wan Ahmad. “Throughout his tenure as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, his Royal Highness has fulfilled his duties as the Head of State, a pillar of national stability, a source of justice and basis of unity and uniting factor for the people. The King would like to offer his thanks to all the state Rulers for selecting him as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.”
The King also expressed his highest appreciation to the Prime Minister and the Federal government for their cooperation. “As the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Majesty is very proud with the sacrifices and loyalty that has been shown to His Majesty and the country all this while,” Wan Ahmad added.
“I am sadden by Agong’s resignation but I will remember him as 1st to swear in opposition leaders, the Agong that ruled during the political change of power, 1st Agong to resign, 1st Agong to release DSAI, 1st Agong to marry a Russian wife, I wish you well, I wish your new bride will have your child soon. Have a happy life Sultan Muhammad V,” Facebook user SB Lim wrote.
Sultan Muhammad V has made preparations to return to his home state of Kelantan.