Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sultan Azlan Shah Of Perak Dies
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, passed away at 1.30 pm WEdnesday. His Royal Highness was 86.
The death was announced by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir over Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).
Zambry said the late sultan would be laid to rest at the royal mausoleum in Kuala Kangsar tomorrow after the 'Asar' prayers in the late afternoon.
The lying-in-state of the remains of Sultan Azlan Shah, who had reigned Perak for three decades from Feb 3, 1984, would be held at the Balairong Seri (Throne Room) of the Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar.
State dignitaries and VIPs would pay their last respects from 9 am tomorrow while the public would be allowed to do so between 11 am and 2 pm.
The rulers and national leaders would pay their last respects between 2 pm and 3 pm.
Zambry said the Perak flag would be flown at half mast during the 100 days of mourning beginning today while the Malaysian flag would be flown at half mast for seven days.
"During the first seven days of the mourning period, all forms of entertainment, festivity and celebration are cancelled," he announced.