FORMER PAHANG SULTAN LAID TO REST

News on the death of Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Former Sultan of Pahang laid to rest in Pekan


THE former Sultan of Pahang, Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al- Musta'in Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri'ayatuddin Al Muadzam Shah, was laid to rest at the Pekan Royal Mausoleum at 4.35 pm today, Thursday 23 May 2019, reported Bernama.

The remains of His Highness were interred next to the grave of his wife, the first queen, Tengku Ampuan Pahang Tengku Afzan Tengku Muhammad, who died on 29 June 1988.


Feelings of sadness filled the air when the Malaysian king, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al Sultan Abdullah  Ri'ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah and his brother Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman laid the tombstone on their father's grave.

Also present at the Royal Mausoleum were the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Melaka state governor Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

Soon after the burial rites were completed, Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman read the talkin. Earlier, he led the final funeral prayer at the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque, located next to the mausoleum.

The Pahang royal family, state leaders, Pahang executive council members and thousands of people joined the congregation in performing the funeral prayer as they bid their final farewell to their beloved ruler, known for his generosity and love for his subjects.

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, 88, the fifth Sultan of Pahang who ruled the state for almost 45 years, died at the National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur at 8.50 am yesterday, Wednesday 22 May 2019.



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