ALOR SETAR: The Raja Muda of Kedah Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah (pic) has died at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital's royal ward here.
Tunku Abdul Malik, 86, was the brother of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, who is the Sultan of Kedah.
He was born on Sept 24, 1929 at the Istana Anak Bukit and was named Raja Muda of Kedah in 1981.
Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir announced that the body of Tunku Abdul Malik was brought to the Dewan Penghadapan, Istana Anak Bukit, for prayers.
Tuanku Abdul Halim and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah Hamidun led the dignitaries and members of the public in paying their last respects.
Mukhriz said Tunku Abdul Malik was laid to rest at the Royal Mausoleum in Langgar yesterday.
The royal funeral procession passed through Lebuhraya Darulaman, Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah, Jalan Langgar and then to the Royal Mausoleum.
"The Kedah state flag, the Jalur Gemilang and other flags will be flown at half-mast for three days."
He said the state would observe a seven-day mourning period until Dec 5.
"During this period, all forms of public gathering, entertainment and festivities will be cancelled," he said.
On Sept 21, Tunku Abdul Malik's consort Tengku Raudzah Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah passed away at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.