KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has congratulated the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V on his selection as the new King today.
"On behalf of the government and people of Malaysia, I wish to congratulate His Majesty Sultan Muhammad V, the Sultan of Kelantan Darul Naim on his selection as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV by the Conference of Rulers for a duration of five years beginning Dec 13, 2016," he said in a statement, here today.
Sultan Muhammad V was selected as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong by the 243rd (special) Meeting of the Conference of Rulers at the Istana Negara here.
Najib also congratulated the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah who was selected as the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong for the same period.
He said both the selections were in line with the Constitutional Monarchy System of the Federation and the Parliamentary Democracy practiced in the country based on the provisions in the Federal Constitution which represented the supreme law in the country.
Najib said the process proved the integrity that had passed through time when the country's administrative system was built on the spirit of consensus and the welfare of the country's founders led by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
"My colleagues in the Cabinet and I as well as the other members of the administration believe that the country will continue to prosper and progress under the government of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Muhammad V," he added. --BERNAMA