The nation grieves at the passing of the Sultan of Kedah, who made history for being twice the Yang di Pertuan Agong of the country.
When I first entered Parliament in February 1971 when Parliament was reconvened after being suspended for 21 months after the 1969 general election, Sultan Abdul Halim was the Yang di Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975. He served his second term as Yang di Pertuan Agong more than three decades later from 2011 to 2016.
Sultan Abdul Halim endeared himself to the nation as the people’s King.
The nation and people are in deep bereavement over Sultan Abdul Halim’s passing.