Pahang Regent Tengku Abdullah Will Be Sworn-In As Sultan On Tuesday

It paves the way for Tengku Abdullah to be one of the candidates for Agong.

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On Tuesday, 15 January, the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, will be sworn-in as the sixth Sultan of Pahang

The announcement was made by Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Al-Haj ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah at Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan on Saturday.

Prior to this, the Pahang Royal Council had a meeting on Friday in a hotel in KL, reported The Star Online. The meeting, which lasted four hours, was chaired by Tengku Abdullah and attended by members of the Royal Council.

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Being installed as the Sultan paves the way for Tengku Abdullah to take over as Agong, should he be offered the post on 24 January

The current Pahang ruler, 88-year-old Sultan Ahmad Shah, is abdicating in favour of his son, who has been Regent for the past two years, due to his poor health.

Now, after being sworn-in on Tuesday, Tengku Abdullah would be in line to be the next Agong under the unique rotation system among Malaysia's nine Malay royal houses.

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Meanwhile, earlier this week, photos showing Sultan Nazrin, who is currently serving as acting Agong following Sultan Muhammad V's abdication from the post of Yang di-Pertuan Agong, taking the Electric Train Service (ETS) along with his family went viral:

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