Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sultan of Perak died at 86

His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah had died at National Heart Institute last May 28, 2014. He was 86 years old. His Royal Highness ascended to the throne of Perak in 1984 and has celebrated his silver jubilee celebration of his reign in 2009. Sultan Azlan Shah unlike any royalties in his time, was the first Sultan in the history of Malaysia who has an exceptional achievement in his education. After ruling the State of Perak for glorious 30 years, the Sultan's life peacefully comes to an end. The official announcement of the death of the Sultan was announce by the Perak's Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir. Sultan Azlan Shah was survived by his consort, the Raja Permaisuri Bainun, a son and three daughters.

After the death of the Sultan, the Dewan Negara of Perak (Perak's Royal Council) has convened to choose a successor. Unique to Perak and the one of its kind in the world, the rules of succession of Perak reserved 6 places in the line of succession and the position is open to all descendant of the 17th Sultan of Perak (known as Waris Negeri). The Perak Royal Council has the power to appoint among the Waris Negeri to become the Inheritance Prince also known as Waris Negeri Kanan. Thus, resulted the heir to the throne comes from various descendants of previous Sultan of Perak and the son to the monarch is commonly will not inherit the throne directly from his father. Nevertheless, as if fate is besides the Raja Muda, the Perak Royal Council had chose Raja Dr Nazrin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah as the 35th Sultan of Perak and is styled as Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. According to history, when Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ascended the throne of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin was the third in line to the throne. And it only takes him 3 years before he is the first in line styled as Raja Muda (Crown Prince of Perak).

As the new Sultan reign starts, the State of Perak witness the beginning of the new era. In comparison with another Malay States, the journey of the new Sultan in his path to the throne is full with custom and tradition that he must fulfill before his official Installation as the Sultan of Perak. Congratulation to His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah on his accession to the throne.


Monday, June 2, 2014

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah consent to confer the Order of Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara (S.M.M) which carries the title "Tun" to the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib bin Mahmud in a ceremony held at the National Palace in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. The title Tun is the highest federal title that can be confer to a limited number of recipient. Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib bin Mahmud was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak started effectively on March 1, 2014 by His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah.

His Royal Highness the Tunku Bendahara of Kedah, Tunku Annuar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah died at 12.20 am on last May 21, 2014 at Hospital Pantai Ipoh due to heart problem. He was 74 years old. The Tunku Bendahara sudden death shocked the Northern State of Kedah. He was the Councillor-General of Kedah Regency Council appointed by the Sultan of Kedah. The patriarch of the Kedah Royal Family, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah who was on a State visit to Singapore shortened his visit and returned back to Malaysia to see the remainder of the late Tunku Bendahara.

Tunku Annuar is the third surviving son of Almarhum Sultan Badlishah by his second wife, Sultanah Asma. He is the half-brother of the reigning Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah. His death left the line of succession an open question as he is the second in line to the throne of Kedah and is expected to be the next Sultan as the incumbent Raja Muda of Kedah, Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah is ailing.

Tunku Annuar was survived by his wife, the Toh Puan Bendahara of Kedah, Datuk Sri Nur Suzannah Abdullah. He married twice in his lifetime. He was first married to Sharifah Saleha binti Syed Omar Shahabudin and the second to Datuk Sri Nur Suzanna. The marriage to Sharifah Saleha produced three sons and a daughter. He was buried at the Royal Cemetary at Langgar, Kedah.



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