Pa­hang Ruler: I leave it to God’s will

Sultan Ab­dul­lah calm about pos­si­bil­ity of be­com­ing King

The Star Malaysia - - Nation - By NIK NAIZI HUSIN news­[email protected]­tar.com.my

KUANTAN: Sultan Ab­dul­lah Ibni Sultan Ah­mad Shah says he is fo­cus­ing on the procla­ma­tion cer­e­mony as the sixth Sultan of Pa­hang and his oath-tak­ing to­mor­row.

The Sultan said he was leav­ing the ques­tion about be­ing ap­pointed as the next Yang di-Per­tuan Agong to God’s will.

“If it is writ­ten that I will end up there, then there I will be,” he said, cit­ing the Su­rah Yasin verse 82.

The verse reads in part: When­ever He wills a thing, He just com­mands it “be” and it is.

Sultan Ab­dul­lah added that the Con­fer­ence of Rulers should choose the best for the peo­ple of Malaysia.

After the Sultan of Ke­lan­tan, the next in line in the ro­ta­tion of the nine Malay Rulers to be ap­pointed as King are the Sultan of Pa­hang, Sultan of Johor and Sultan of Perak.

When met after per­form­ing the subuh (dawn) prayers at Masjid Al-Imam Ash-Shafie here, Sultan Ab­dul­lah said he had mixed feel­ings of sad­ness and grat­i­tude upon be­ing an­nounced as the suc­ces­sor to the Pa­hang throne.

He ex­pressed his thanks to God, his sib­lings and the peo­ple of Pa­hang for their sup­port.

“I hope I will get the fullest co­op­er­a­tion from the state and fed­eral gov­ern­ments in per­form­ing my du­ties for the ben­e­fit of the peo­ple, mainly the needy.

“As Sultan of Pa­hang, it is my re­spon­si­bil­ity, not only to the peo­ple but also to Al­lah.

“I am open to ad­vice and con­struc­tive crit­i­cism, which can be pedas (heated), if it will pave the way for bet­ter mu­tual un­der­stand­ing and for me to per­form bet­ter for our fu­ture,” he said.

Early prayers: Sultan Ab­dul­lah (cen­tre) shar­ing a light mo­ment with fel­low Mus­lims after per­form­ing the subuh prayers at Masjid Al-Imam Ash-Shafie in Kuantan.

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