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Sultan Muhammad V Was Allegedly Uninterested In Becoming The Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob made the claim in a statement yesterday, 6 January.

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Sultan Muhammad V, who resigned as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday, 6 January, was reportedly uninterested in becoming Malaysia's ruler

The claim was made by Kelantan Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Ahmad Yakob yesterday, according to Malaysiakini

"That was the information (I received) at the time," Ahmad told journalists in Tumpat, Kelantan last night.

Datuk Ahmad Yakob

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According to Ahmad, the Sultan did not show interest in the post of Yang di-Pertuan Agong "since the beginning"

"Tuanku (Sultan Muhammad V) was not really interested in becoming the Yang di-Pertuan Agong," the Kelantan MB said. 

"When Sultan Muhammad V became the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the time, he also did not show interest," Ahmad added. 

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Nonetheless, the Kelantan MB commended Sultan Muhammad V for shouldering the responsibility of a king

Malaysiakini reported Ahmad as saying that the Sultan had carried out his duties well during his time as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. 

"I think there were no problems with the Agong's service, he did what was required as the Agong," Ahmad said. 

Last week, the Kelantan deputy MB claimed that rumours of the Sultan's resignation was a move to "humiliate" the state government

Datuk Mohd Amad Nik Abdullah

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"We are shocked because there are a lot of rumours, not just about the Agong but also on the government," Mohd Amar was quoted as saying by Malay Mail on 3 January.

The Kelantan deputy MB's statement came amid speculation over the Sultan's resignation on social media last week.

"We wonder what the attorney-general is doing to the point that a lot of rumours, accusations, and speculations have gone viral on social media," Mohd Amar added.

Sultan Muhammad V resigned as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday:

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