Bima is on the island of Sumbawa. It is rule,that a new sultan only can be installed, when his father already was sultan. But his father died 2-5-2001 and he was installed as future sultan 7-6-2001.So on the grave of his father Sultan Abdul Kahir they made this deceased royal sultan and then later they could make him Jena Teke. Because he don't know enough of the rtadition,he still must learn and isn't a sultan yet.But his people chose him in july 2005 as Bupati, districtchief of Bima.
He is supported by his aunt Ina Ka'u (princess) Siti Mariam Rachmat Salahuddin.
She is the keeper of tradition and history and with one other woman in the Bugis area on Sulawesi she is the example of the savers of the traditional culture.
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