Sultan Nazrin will act on behalf of Agong until year end

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, will exercise the functions of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from today until Dec 31.

Sultan Nazrin Shah, who is the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong, will step into the role of King as Sultan Muhammad V recuperates from recent medical treatment.

Article 33 of the Federal Constitution provides for the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong to perform the duties of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the absence of His Majesty.

Sultan Nazrin Shah signed an instrument of declaration on his exercising the functions of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the Istana Hinggap Perak here, today.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had earlier read out the instrument of declaration.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Chief Secretary to the government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar, and Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum were also present.

Source: NST Online