Selection of First Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Selection of First Yang Di-Pertuan Agong

 

The selection of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong of the Independent Federation of Malaya was held on 3 August 1957 in a Special Conference of the Malay Rulers at the Meeting Hall of the Federal Government Council, Kuala Lumpur. This special and historic meeting was chaired by the Sultan of Kedah and was attended by all the Kings and Sultans except the Sultan of Johor who was in Europe and was represented by the Crown Prince. This historic inaugural conference saw the selection of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong for an independent Federation of Malaya. This selection was carried out in accordance with Part 4, Article 32, Clause 3 of the Malay Federation Constitution. Tuanku Sir Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, the Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan was appointed as the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of the independent Malay Federation whilst Tuanku Sir Hishamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah, the Sultan of Selangor as the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
 
His Majesty the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of the Independent Federation of Malaya, His Royal Highness Tuanku Sir Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, the Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan.