Malaysia’s ‘kindest King ever’ has won the internet after stopping his motorcade to help road accident victims – again

Netizens are chanting “long live the King” after Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah stopped his motorcade to check in on an accident along a Putrajaya highway on Friday, November 8, 2019.
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Social media can be a harsh place, but Malaysia’s King has shown it is not impossible to win over – not just once, but over and over again.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah stopped his entourage twice on Friday (Nov 8), to check on victims of two separate accidents in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s royal palace said.

Photos of the incidents were shared in a post on the official Istana Negara Instagram page on Friday afternoon, with 24,556 likes garnered in just four hours.

According to the New Straits Times (NST), the King was on his way back from a pre-cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya before his entourage encountered the two accidents.

In the first video, His Majesty was seen alighting from his vehicle to check on the victims in an accident in Cyberjaya involving a Toyota Vios.

The car was believed to have skidded due to the slippery road, NST reported.

In the second video, he again stopped his motorcade to personally check on another accident involving a Honda City car near the MEX Toll Plaza in Cyberjaya. He also took the time to take pictures with the couple involved.

The King’s actions prompted praise from proud Malaysians across the country.

One user, @kevinboeii, wrote in the comment section of the post that “he’s the kindest king ever!”

Many users wrote in Malay: “Long live the King.”

This is not the first time Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin – who is also the Sultan of Pahang – has restored the internet’s faith in humanity.

Earlier in June, the well-loved King was headed to the Istana for a meeting with Dr Mahathir when he stopped his entourage to help a 38 year-old victim of a road accident.

The woman, identified as Jasliza Jamil, told Bernama that she had lost control of her car in the rain.

She noticed someone approaching her car to help and thought it was a policeman, but realised to her amazement that it was the King himself.

Protocol officer Abdul Rahman was reported as saying that the King would often stop his motorcade to help accident victims, and during these incidents, would even give him money to hand to the victims.

In addition, he would have the ambulance in his motorcade ferry the victim to the hospital if needed, and would pay for their treatment, Abdul Rahman added.

 

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KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong berkesempatan turun dari kenderaan rasmi Baginda untuk memberi bantuan kepada mangsa kemalangan jalan raya di kawasan Putrajaya. Alhamdulillah pemandu kereta terbabit, Puan Jasliza Jamil tidak mengalami kecederaan yang serius. Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku kemudiannya meneruskan perjalanan ke Mesyuarat Pra Kabinet bersama YAB Perdana Menteri di Istana Melawati, Putrajaya. Daulat Tuanku. . His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong this morning extended a helping hand to a traffic accident victim in Putrajaya. His Majesty was on his journey to Istana Melawati, Putrajaya for a pre-cabinet meeting with YAB Prime Minister when the motorcade stumbled upon the accident. Fortunately, the driver Puan Jasliza Jamil suffered only minor injuries.

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Just two months later, the King once again put protocol aside when he helped an accident victim in Jalan Susur near the Istana.

A 53-second video uploaded on the official Instagram page showed the King enquiring about the victim’s condition before continuing his journey to the Royal Museum, where he was due to open an exhibition.

The video has since gained 229,801 views, with netizens praising his caring and kind nature.

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