Thursday, 14 September 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM
Kedah folk express full confidence in and loyalty to Sultan Sallehuddin
ALOR SETAR: The people of Kedah have expressed their full confidence in and loyalty to the new Sultan of Kedah Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.
They said Sultan Sallehuddin, who was proclaimed the 29th Sultan of Kedah on Tuesday, has the same highly-respected attributes of his late brother, such as being humble and concern for the well-being of the rakyat.
Sultan Sallehuddin was proclaimed the new Ruler after the passing of Almarhum Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah on Monday.
Kedah state executive councillor and state MCA deputy chairman Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong said Sultan Sallehuddin is much like his predecessor.
“Sultan Sallehuddin is soft-spoken in nature. Tuanku has an elegant mannerism. He is a very considerate person and kind to the people.
“He also takes utmost interest in the progress of the state development programmes and lives of the community,” said Dr Leong, adding that Sultan Sallehuddin would be a great and respected Ruler.
Kedah Puteri Umno chief Datin Norhasimah Md Nowar said Sultan Sallehuddin had a close and friendly relationship with the rakyat.
“Sultan Sallehuddin is a compassionate Ruler as was his brother,” she added.
Kedah Wanita Umno chief Datuk Sharifah Maznah Syed Kassim said she had the opportunity to attend a few programmes with the newly-proclaimed Sultan when he was the Raja Muda then.
“I saw that the Tuanku is very caring towards the rakyat and aspires to ensure that the state moves towards greater heights.”
State Umno Youth chief Datuk Shaiful Hazizy Zainol Abidin believes that Sultan Sallehuddin would be a Ruler who would be close to the rakyat.
Royal photographer Cheow Joi Cheong said Sultan Sallehuddin was easily approachable and kind-hearted, just like Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Halim.
Businessman Mohd Ariffin Abd Masjid, 67, from Sungai Petani, said he was delighted that Sultan Sallehuddin was chosen to succeed the throne.
“The rakyat of Kedah loves Sultan Sallehuddin as how they loved Almarhum Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim,” he said.
Tei Siew Kee, 62, a retired headmaster of SJKC Pei Shih in Kuala Kedah here, said that she felt fortunate to be able to meet the Sultan when he attended a few events in the state.
She found that the Ruler had “a very pleasant personality”.