In a statement issued by Bukit Aman, Fuzi said he prayed for Sultan Abdul Halim's soul be blessed and placed among the pious. NSTP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: The new Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun expressed his condolences to the Kedah royal family over the passing of The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

In a statement issued by Bukit Aman, Fuzi said he prayed for Sultan Abdul Halim's soul be blessed and placed among the pious.

"We in the police force would like to express our condolences to the Kedah royalty over the passing of The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah on Sept 11,2017 at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Star, Kedah."

He said Sultan Abdul Halim's passing was a great loss to both the people and the country.

"The Sultan was a great ruler and the people's leader.

"The police are here to help in any way we can to ensure that the funeral rites are conducted smoothly." he said today.

Born on Nov 28, 1927, Sultan Abdul Halim ascended to the Kedah throne in 1958. He was the second, but the eldest surviving son of Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.

Sultan Abdul Halim received his education at Sekolah Alor Merah, Sekolah Melayu Alor Gajah and Sultan Abdul Halim College from 1946 until 1948.

Sultan Abdul Halim was the only Sultan to have become the Yang Di-pertuan Agong twice. He first became the Yang Di-pertuan Agong on Sept 21, 1970 and was again the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Dec 2011.

Sultan Abdul Halim married Sultanah Bahiyah Tuanku Abdul Rahman in 1956 and have three daughters, Tunku Soraya Sultan Abdul Halim, Tunku Sarina Sultan Abdul Halim and Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Sultan Abdul Halim.

Sultanah Bahiyah passed away at Istana Anak Bukit in 2003. In 1975, Sultan Abdul Halim married Sultanah Haminah from Perak.