Flipping through the pages, I discovered to my delight that it contained a compilation of draft letters written by Sultan Badlishah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. In it, Sultan Badlishah wrote “...my signature was obtained not with my goodwill but under threat to use force and that I already protested before signing.”In that same draft, Sultan Badlishah explained the reason why he chose to sign the agreement: “...if I was not accepted as Sultan my protest would be valueless as the British Govt. A NEW DAYSultan Badlishah was succeeded by his eldest son, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah as the 28th Sultan of Kedah. Kedah’s present ruling monarch, Sultan Sallehuddin ibni al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah ascended the throne on Sept 11, 2017 upon the demise of his half-brother. As the third child from Sultan Badlishah’s marriage to Sultanah Asma ibni al-Marhum Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah, Sultan Sallehuddin followed the footsteps of his brothers by furthering his secondary education at Sultan Abdul Hamid College.
Source: New Strait Times January 21, 2018 06:22 UTC