TENGKU Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be installed as the new sultan of Pahang on January 15, taking over from his ailing father.
The announcement was made by Tengku Muda Pahang, Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah at Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan.
The decision was made at a special meeting of the Pahang royal household in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, said Tengku Abdul Rahman.
The meeting was chaired by Tengku Abdullah, who will now let go of his Tengku Mahkota of Pahang title following his ascension as the new sultan.
The appointment of Tengku Abdullah as the sultan will also allow him to become the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong to replace Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, who abdicated last week.
The Pahang sultan is next in line to become the new king in the rotation of the nine Malay rulers, followed by the Johor and Perak sultans.
The Malay rulers will meet on January 24 to pick the next Agong and his deputy.
They will meet again on January 31 to administer the oath of office on the newly elected king and his deputy.