Nicolai Ruge presented on Thursday 20 September 2012 his letters of credence to his Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia), making him officially the Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia.
The Presentation of the Credentials took place at the Istana Negara (the National Palace) in Kuala Lumpur, which is the official residence of the King of Malaysia. The current Istana Negara was completed in 2011, replacing the former palace, which dates back to 1928 and has been converted into a museum.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is formally elected to a five-year term by (and among) the nine Rulers of the Malay states that have hereditary royal rulers. The 14th and current Yang di-Pertuan Agong is Sultan Abdul Halim from the state of Kedah. His reign began on 13 December 2011after his election by Conference of Rulers. He previously served as the fifth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975 and he is the first ruler to hold the position twice.