Raja Muda proclaimed as new sultan of Kedah


12 Sep 2017, 6:44 am

Updated 3 years ago


The Raja Muda of Kedah, Tunku Sallehuddin Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, was today proclaimed as the new sultan of Kedah to succeed his elder brother, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who passed away yesterday.

Tunku Sallehuddin ascends the throne as the 29th Sultan of Kedah. Sultan Abdul Halim passed away at 2.30pm yesterday at Istana Anak Bukit after a reign of 59 years. His Royal Highness was 89.

The proclamation of the new sultan was read out by Kedah Menteri Besar Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah at Istana Anak Bukit in keeping with a decision of the Royal Council of Ascension...