Sultan Muhammad V. (Source: thestar.com.my)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on April 24 sent a congratulatory message to Sultan Muhammad V upon his installation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong – the monarch and head of state of Malaysia.

Sultan Muhammad V was elected as the country’s monarch by the Malaysian Conference of Rulers at a special meeting in October 2016. He was the youngest king since Malaysia was founded.

He became Sultan of Kelantan State in 2010 and deputy king in 2011.

Sultan Muhammad V ascended to the throne succeeding Abdul Hamlim, Sultan of Kedah State, who has finished his five-year term last year, according to Malaysia's rotational monarchy system.-VNA