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.
LONG LIVE THE KING