Kelantan state and federal offices need not display PM’s portrait any longer

State government and private sector offices customarily display not only the portraits of their respective Rulers and mentris besar or chief ministers but also the King and Prime Minister. Source (pic): The Mole

The Kelantan state secretary has issued a directive ordering all state and federal offices to only display the official portraits of four individuals with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad notably absent from the list.

The order was addressed to the state and federal department heads, the management of statutory bodies and local councils, as well as the heads of private firms and NGOs in Kelantan.


PETALING JAYA: The Kelantan state secretary has issued a directive ordering all state and federal offices to only display the official portraits of four individuals with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad notably absent from the list.

An administrative order signed by the deputy state secretary (administration) Datuk Adnan Hussin stated that all government offices in Kelantan must display the portraits of Ruler Sultan Muhammad V, the Tengku Mahkota, Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Al Marhum Sultan Yahya Petra and the Mentri Besar.

“Only the portraits as mentioned can be displayed in all state and federal government offices, while other portraits are hereby forbidden to be displayed,” the order read.


State government and private sector offices customarily display not only the portraits of their respective Rulers and mentris besar or chief ministers but also the King and Prime Minister.

A photo of the administrative order went viral

A Kelantan government source confirmed that the order dated April 1 was genuine.

The order was addressed to the state and federal department heads, the management of statutory bodies and local councils, as well as the heads of private firms and NGOs in Kelantan.

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