KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — The Dewan Rakyat observed a moment of silence today for the late father of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ahmad Shah Al Musta’in Billah Sultan Abu Bakar who died on May 22.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof invited the federal lawmakers to stand and observe the moment to record the Dewan Rakyat’s grief over the loss of the late Sultan of Pahang.
Sultan Ahmad Shah passed away at the age of 88 in May, at the National Heart Institute (IJN).
Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail announced the death of Sultan Ahmad Shah, who reigned as the fifth Sultan of Pahang for almost 45 years.
The late ruler had suffered from ill health for some time and the state constitution was amended to allow the Pahang royal council to sanction his abdication earlier this year.
His son, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, succeeded him as the sixth Sultan of Pahang on January 15, and was subsequently sworn in at the as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on January 31, this year.