Sultan Abdullah’s eldest son in line to be named Tengku Mahkota

Sultan Pahang, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah observing the preparations for his proclamation ceremony as the state’s 6th sultan which will take place Tuesday at Istana Abu Bakar, Pekan. NSTP/ MUHD ASYRAF SAWAL

KUANTAN: Tengku Panglima Besar Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Sultan Abdullah could possibly be made the Tengku Mahkota Pahang in place of his father.

Sources said this was because it was tradition for the sultan’s eldest son to be made Tengku Mahkota of Pahang.

Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah was born on Sept 17, 1995, at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital.

He is the third child of Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

“According to tradition, the Tengku Panglima Besar is usually appointed Tengku Mahkota Pahang, but an official announcement will only be made by Sultan Abdullah after the process of his installation (as sultan) is completed on Tuesday.

“If there are special circumstances (such as Sultan Abdullah later being elected Yang di-Pertuan Agong, meaning the Tengku Mahkota would have to be appointed regent of Pahang), then Sultan Abdullah may choose to appoint a special council as the Tengku Panglima Besar is currently furthering his studies at the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom for a year.

“Such a council may be put in place for between a year and five years, depending on what Sultan Abdullah wishes. Its members will be determined by Sultan Abdullah,” said one source.

Tengku Muda Pahang, Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah had on Saturday announced that the Pahang Royal Council had proclaimed Sultan Abdullah the sixth Sultan of Pahang.


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