Malaysian King stops motorcade by road to check on accident victim

   Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin (second from left), who was on his way to a weekly pre-Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, stopped his car to offer help to the accident victim.
Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin (second from left), who was on his way to a weekly pre-Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, stopped his car to offer help to the accident victim.PHOTO: ISTANA_NEGARA/INSTAGRAM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysian motorist caught in an accident in Putrajaya on Wednesday morning (June 26) was offered help by a most unexpected person - the King.

Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin, who was on his way to a weekly pre-Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, stopped his car to offer help to the accident victim.

Several photos of Sultan Abdullah standing by the road checking on the driver while his bodyguards looked on were posted on the Istana Negara's Instagram page.

"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," it said.

"Fortunately, the driver Puan Jasliza Jamil suffered only minor injuries," it added.

Just last Friday, Sultan Abdullah was seen at a KFC outlet in Temerloh in his home state of Pahang, queueing up for food just like any other customer.

Malaysians had responded by saying they were touched by the King's humility.

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.