‘RULER PUTS PEO­PLE’S IN­TER­ESTS FIRST’

He waits for oth­ers to eat first, loves chil­dren and goes to the mosque of­ten, say his sub­jects

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SULTAN Ab­dul­lah Sultan Ah­mad Shah is a ruler who puts the peo­ple’s in­ter­ests ahead of his own. Masjid Tengku Mahkota Ab­dul­lah chair­man Ba­harud­din Su­long, 61, said he had seen for him­self how the state’s sixth ruler would see to it that the peo­ple ate first at func­tions, de­spite be­ing served food first.

“Dur­ing the last Ra­madan, he came for buka puasa and tarawih prayers. As al­ways, he asked how the peo­ple were do­ing.

“I have seen with my own eyes that he loves chil­dren. He eats only after the peo­ple be­gin eat­ing,” he said at the mosque in Kam­pung Per­amu.

Ba­harud­din said he was happy when he heard that Sultan Ab­dul­lah had been de­clared sultan.

Zawawi Muhamad, 36, said he was proud that Pa­hang had a ruler who set a good ex­am­ple to the peo­ple by at­tend­ing subuh prayers at Masjid Imam Ash Shafie in Kota SAS.

“We of­ten see him here for prayers. We are happy and proud (of this). He is easy to ap­proach and even obliges us with pho­to­graphs.”

Hawker Mohd Hassan Saleh, from Kam­pung Bukit Se­tongkol, said Sultan Ab­dul­lah be­com­ing Pa­hang ruler was for peo­ple in the state.

“I hope there is rezeki for him to be­come the king as there would be many bless­ings for Pa­hang.

“It will not only be a source of joy and pride for the peo­ple of Pa­hang, but will also make peo­ple in other states happy.”

BER­NAMA PIC

Sultan of Pa­hang Sultan Ab­dul­lah Sultan Ah­mad Shah mak­ing roti canai at a restau­rant in Kuantan yes­ter­day.

Ba­harud­din Su­long

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