‘RULER PUTS PEOPLE’S INTERESTS FIRST’
He waits for others to eat first, loves children and goes to the mosque often, say his subjects
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.”
Sultan of Pahang Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah making roti canai at a restaurant in Kuantan yesterday.