Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today proclaimed Kuantan a city and opened the Kuantan City Council Complex at Tanah Putih, here.
The ceremony began with Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin presenting a letter proclaiming Kuantan a city to Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail before it was handed over to the King.
Al-Sultan Abdullah then declared Kuantan a city and the ceremony was followed by handing a letter of appointment to Kuantan City Council (MPK) president Datuk Hamdan Hussin as the first Kuantan Mayor.
Hamdan then pronounced his acceptance of the position and declared his pledge of loyalty.
Al-Sultan Abdullah then signed a plaque to officially declare Kuantan a city and opened the Kuantan City Council Complex.
The King and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah later planted a Meranti tree at the compound of the complex.
The Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah was present at the event along with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman.
The proclamation ceremony of Kuantan as a city follows the approval granted by the Federal government via a Cabinet meeting on May 8, 2019.
Later tonight, the King is scheduled to open Menara Kuantan 188, the country’s second-tallest tower, and Jambatan Putra, linking Bandar Putra in Tanjung Lumpur and Kuantan city centre.