Muhammad V of Kelantan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Muhammad V
Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV
Al-Sultan of Kelantan
Sultan muhammad v kelantan.jpg
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Reign 13 December 2016 – present
Installation April 2017 (tentative)
Predecessor Abdul Halim of Kedah
Prime Ministers Najib Razak
Sultan of Kelantan
Reign 13 September 2010 – present
Predecessor Ismail Petra
Heir presumptive Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra
Chief Ministers
Born (1969-10-06) 6 October 1969 (age 47)
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Spouse Tengku Zubaidah Tengku Nuruddin (divorced)
House House of Long Senik[citation needed]
Father Ismail Petra of Kelantan
Mother Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid
Religion Sunni Islam

Muhammad V (previously known as Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra; born 6 October 1969) is the 15th and the current Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and the Sultan of Kelantan. He was proclaimed Sultan of Kelantan on 13 September 2010, succeeding his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, who was deemed incapacitated by illness. He was proclaimed as Yang di-Pertuan Agong (head of state of Malaysia) on 13 December 2016.

However, lawyers acting on behalf of Ismail Petra have filed a petition to the Federal Court to have the appointment of the Crown Prince as the Sultan of Kelantan nullified, citing the appointment as unconstitutional.[1]

Early life and regency[edit]

Born Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra in Kota Bharu, he was made Crown Prince (Tengku Mahkota) in October 1985. He attended St Cross College, Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies for diplomatic studies, graduating in 1991.[2]

Succession crisis[edit]

In May 2009, his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, suffered a major stroke. Sultan Ismail Petra was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore and Faris was appointed Regent on 25 May in the Sultan's absence.[3] On 16 September 2009, Faris dismissed his younger brother, the Tengku Temenggong of Kelantan, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra, from the Succession Council, which has the power to determine succession to the throne should the Sultan be permanently incapacitated.[3]

Fakhry filed an application at the High Court challenging his dismissal in December,[4] and issued a letter to the state secretary purportedly from the Sultan reversing all actions and decisions made by the Regent, Faris.[3] In January 2010, the High Court rejected Fakhry's application.[5]

In another twist, Sultan Ismail Petra's private secretary "declared" Succession Council chairman Tengku Abdul Aziz Tengku Mohd Hamzah as Regent. The appointment was challenged by Faris in court.[6]

Sultan of Kelantan[edit]

On 13 September 2010,[7] Muhammad Faris Petra was proclaimed the 29th Sultan of Kelantan, in accordance with Article 29A of the State Constitution which states that a Sultan can no longer be king if he is not viable to rule for a period of more than a year.[8] He took the regnal name Muhammad V.[9] However, his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, has petitioned the Federal Court to declare his appointment unconstitutional.[10] Sultan Ismail Petra is still recovering from the stroke he suffered in 2009.[11]

Muhammad V attended the 222nd Meeting of the Conference of Rulers for the first time as a full member in October 2010. This marked the recognition of his accession as Sultan by other rulers.[12]

Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong[edit]

Sultan Muhammad V was elected Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong on October 2011. He served in that post from 13 December 2011 until his election as Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 13 December 2016.[13]

Yang di-Pertuan Agong[edit]

Sultan Muhammad V was elected by the Conference of Rulers on 14 October 2016 to become the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the head of state of Malaysia. His reign began on 13 December 2016, taking over from Abdul Halim, the Sultan of Kedah.[14] At 47, Sultan Muhammad V is the fourth youngest Yang di-Pertuan Agong to be elected, after Putra of Perlis, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu and Tuanku Abdul Halim of Kedah.[15]

He is the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the history to reign without a queen consort, Raja Permaisuri Agong.[16]

His younger brother, Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra, the Tengku Mahkota, will serve as Regent of Kelantan throughout Sultan Muhammad V's tenure as Yang di-Pertuan Agong.[17]

As Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he holds full responsibility as Commander-in-Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces.[18] He also holds the full responsibility as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Artillery Regiment, Malaysian Army, and thus attends all its activities and ceremonial occasions.[19]

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Muhammad V
Flag of the Supreme Head of Malaysia.svg
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Tuanku
  • 6 October 1969 – 30 March 1979: His Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra[20]
  • 30 March 1979 – 6 October 1985: His Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra[20]
  • 6 October 1985 – 25 May 2009: His Royal Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra, The Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan[20]
  • 25 May 2009 – 13 September 2010: His Royal Highness (Yang Maha Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra, The Regent of Kelantan[20]
  • 13 September 2010 – 12 December 2016: His Royal Highness (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Sultan Muhammad V, The Sultan of Kelantan[20]
  • 13 December 2016 – present: His Majesty (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda) Sultan Muhammad V, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV[21]

Ancestry[edit]

Honours[edit]

He has been awarded:[20][23]

Honours of Kelantan[edit]

As Sultan of Kelantan (since 13 September 2010):

  • MY-KEL Royal Family Order - Star of Yunus - DK.svg Recipient (DK, 11 November 1986) and Grand Master of the Royal Family Order (Al-Yunusi Star)
  • MY-KEL Order of the Crown of Kelantan - Star of Muhammad.svg Knight Grand Commander (SPMK) and Grand Master (since 13 September 2010) of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Muhammadi Star)
  • My-KEL Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan 2006.svg Knight Grand Commander (SJMK) and Grand Master (since 13 September 2010) of the Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Ismaili Star)
  • My-KEL Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Kelantan.svg Knight Grand Commander (SPSK) and Grand Master (since 13 September 2010) of the Order of the Loyalty to the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Ibrahimi Star)
  • National Order of Scientific Merit - Commander (Brazil) - ribbon bar.png Grand Master of the Order of the Noble Crown of Kelantan (Al-Yahyawi Star, since 13 September 2010)
  • MY-KEL Order of the Most Distinguished and Most Valiant Warrior - PYGP.svg Grand Master of the Order of the Most Distinguished and Most Valiant Warrior (PYGP, since 13 September 2010)
  • Founding Grand Master of the Order of the Services to the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Petrawi Star, since 11 November 2016)

Honours of Malaysia and its other states[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proclamation Of Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra As Sultan Unconstitutional, Says Former Sultan
  2. ^ "Sultan Muhammad V, the people's ruler". Mysinchew. 
  3. ^ a b c "Younger prince downplays talk of discord in Kelantan palace". The Star. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kelantan royal 'tussle': Prince to know Friday". The Star. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tengku Fakhry loses case against Regent". The Star. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tengku Faris files to declare Regent's appointment invalid". The Star. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Genealogy
  8. ^ "Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra is new Sultan of Kelantan". Sin Chew Daily. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sultan Muhammad V Official Name of New Kelantan Sultan". Bernama. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Proclamation of Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra As Sultan Unconstitutional, Says Former Sultan". Bernama. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  11. ^ A. Letchumanan (21 September 2010). "Kelantan's Tuanku Ismail wants court to declare him rightful Sultan". The Star. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Conference of Rulers welcomes Sultan Muhammad V". New Straits Times. Bernama. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  13. ^ User, Super. "Pejabat Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja – Senarai Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong". 
  14. ^ "Kelantan Sultan will be new King". The Star. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Youngest Ruler selected". The Star Online. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "Having a consort not compulsory to become Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says expert". 
  17. ^ "Tengku Dr Muhammad Faiz Petra appointed as Regent of Kelantan". 8 December 2016. 
  18. ^ The Federal Constitution of Malaysia – Article 41
  19. ^ "Kelantan's Sultan Muhammad V begins his reign as Agong". 13 December 2016. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f The Royal Ark, Kelantan genealogical details, p.8
  21. ^ "Nama rasmi Yang di-Pertuan Agong". 
  22. ^ Royal Ark
  23. ^ List of decorations as of June 2012.
  24. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang, dan Pingat Persekutuan.". 
Muhammad V of Kelantan
Kelantan Royal Family
Born: 1969
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ismail Petra
Sultan of Kelantan
2010–present
Incumbent
Heir presumptive:
Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra
Preceded by
Abdul Halim
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
2016–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent