KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29, 2015:
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today offered his condolences over the demise of the Raja Muda of Kedah Tunku Abdul Malik Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, today.
“My condolences on the demise of DYTM Raja Muda Kedah Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. Al-Fatihah,” Najib said in a post on Twitter and Facebook today.
The Raja Muda of Kedah Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah passed away due to old age at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital’s royal ward here at about 1am this morning.
He was 86.
Tunku Abdul Malik, who was invested as the Raja Muda of Kedah in 1981, is the brother of current Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who is also the Sultan of Kedah.
Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the body of Tunku Abdul Malik will be brought to Istana Anak Bukit for prayers at 1pm.
He said in an official announcement this morning that after that the body of Tunku Abdul Malik will lie in state at the Dewan Penghadapan, Istana Anak Bukit, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm today for members of the public to pay their last respects.
Dignitaries will pay their last respects from 2.30pm to 3.30pm before the body is laid to rest at the royal mausoleum in Jalan Langgar at 4.45pm, he said.
Tunku Abdul Malik’s body will brought along Lebuhraya Darulaman and Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah before heading to the royal mausoleum in Jalan Langgar.