Muhammad V of Kelantan
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
(He Who Was Made Lord-Head Of State)
|Reign||13 December 2016 – present|
|Installation||24 April 2017|
|Prime Ministers||Najib Razak|
|Sultan of Kelantan|
|Reign||13 September 2010 – present|
|Heir presumptive||Muhammad Faiz Petra|
|Born||(1969-10-06) 6 October 1969
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
|Spouse||Zubaidah Nuruddin (Divorced)|
|Father||Ismail Petra of Kelantan|
|Mother||Anis Abdul Hamid|
Sultan Muhammad V 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 (Supreme Head of the state of Malaysia) on 13 December 2016.
Early life and regency
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.
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. 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.
|HM Sultan Muhammad V, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong|
|HRH Sultan Ismail Petra, Sultan’s father
HRH Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis, Sultan’s mother
Fakhry filed an application at the High Court challenging his dismissal in December, and issued a letter to the state secretary purportedly from the Sultan reversing all actions and decisions made by the Regent, Faris. In January 2010, the High Court rejected Fakhry’s application.
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.
Sultan of Kelantan
On 13 September 2010, 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. He took the regnal name Muhammad V. However, his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, has petitioned the Federal Court to declare his appointment unconstitutional. Sultan Ismail Petra is still recovering from the stroke he suffered in 2009.
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.
Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Sultan Muhammad V was elected Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong in October 2011. He served in that post from 13 December 2011 until his election as Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 13 December 2016.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
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. Sultan Muhammad V was installed as the fifteenth Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 24 April 2017 in a ceremony held at the Istana Negara, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. 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.
As a divorcee, he is the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Malaysian history to reign without a Raja Permaisuri Agong.
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.
As Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he holds full responsibility as Commander-in-Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces. 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.
Titles and styles
|Reference style||His Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Majesty|
- 6 October 1969 – 30 March 1979: His Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra
- 30 March 1979 – 6 October 1985: His Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra
- 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
- 25 May 2009 – 13 September 2010: His Royal Highness (Yang Maha Mulia) Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra, The Regent of Kelantan
- 13 September 2010 – 12 December 2016: His Royal Highness (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Sultan Muhammad V, The Sultan of Kelantan
- 13 December 2016 – present: His Majesty (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda) Sultan Muhammad V, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV
He has been awarded
Honours of Kelantan
As Sultan of Kelantan (since 13 September 2010):
- Recipient (DK, 11 November 1986) and Grand Master of the Royal Family Order (Al-Yunusi Star)
- Knight Grand Commander (SPMK) and Grand Master (since 13 September 2010) of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Muhammadi Star)
- 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)
- 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)
- Grand Master of the Order of the Noble Crown of Kelantan (Al-Yahyawi Star, since 13 September 2010)
- Grand Master of the Order of the Most Distinguished and Most Valiant Warrior (PYGP, since 13 September 2010)
- Founding Grand Master of the Most Loyal Order of Services to the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Petrawi Star, since 11 November 2016)
Honours of Malaysia and its other states
- Recipient (DMN, 2010) and Grand Master of the Order of the Crown of the Realm (since 13 December 2016)
- Grand Master of the Order of the Royal Family of Malaysia (since 13 December 2016)
- Grand Master of the Order of the Defender of the Realm (since 13 December 2016)
- Grand Master of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (since 13 December 2016)
- Grand Master of the Order of Merit of Malaysia (since 13 December 2016)
- Grand Master of the Order for Important Services (since 13 December 2016)
- Grand Master of the Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Malaysia (since 13 December 2016)
- First Class of the Royal Family Order of Johor (DK I, 14 April 2011)
- Negeri Sembilan:
- Member of the Royal Family Order of Negeri Sembilan (DKNS, 13 January 2011)
- Recipient of the Royal Family Order of Perak (DK)
- Recipient of the Perlis Family Order of the Gallant Prince Syed Putra Jamalullail (DK)
- First Class of the Royal Family Order of Selangor (DK I, 11 December 2010)
Taken From Wikipedia