Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang was elected the new Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia for five years on Wednesday (25 April).
GV Motor-cade arriving Istana Palace
SV Sultan getting off the car
SV Sultans entering conference room
SV Honour guards in Malay costume
SV Sultans seated at the conference table (4 shots)
SV Exterior vies of Istana Palace.
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Background: Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang was elected the new Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia for five years on Wednesday (25 April).
The 48-year-old Sultan was chosen King in a secret ballot by the rolling sultans, or their representatives, of the nine constituent states.
He assumed the duties of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong after the late King, Sultan Yahya Perta of Kelantan, died on March 29.
The meeting, attended by six of the Malay rulers including the Deputy King, was chaired by the Sultan of Selangor.
Present at the royal election were the Deputy King, Shah of Pehang, Sultan of Selangor, the Raja of Perlis, the Sultan of Kedah and the Sultan of Kelantan.
The new King was elected Timbalan (Deputy) Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in 1976, and the special meeting of the Conference of Rulers, held at the Istana Palace, decided to defer the election of the Deputy King to June 19.