Thursday, May 29, 2014

Raja Nazrin Proclaimed New Sultan Of Perak

The Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, was on Thursday proclaimed the new Sultan of Perak in a ceremony held at the Istana Iskandariah here.

The appointment and proclamation of the new sultan was made at the Balairong Seri (Throne Room) of the palace at 3.15 pm.

The ceremony began with Orang Kaya Bendahara Seri Maharaja Gen (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd Zahidi Zainuddin reading out the proclamation and announcing the new sultan as Sultan Dr Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.

Sultan Nazrin then took the oath and signed the document of oath.

Then, Mohd Zahidi hailed 'Daulat Tuanku' thrice, and everyone present followed suit.

The Mufti of Perak, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria, recited the 'doa selamat'.

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah then placed his hands on the casket of the late sultan and kissed the casket to signal that the funeral ceremony can proceed.

The proclamation of the new sultan was made soon after the paying of last respects was completed at 3 pm.

The Dewan Negara Perak, which met yesterday, consented to the appointment of the new sultan.

Sultan Azlan Shah passed away at 1.30 pm yesterday at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur. His Royal Highness was 86.

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