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Late Sultan laid to rest

Posted: 29 May 2014 09:00 AM PDT

KUALA KANGSAR: In keeping with age-old tradition, the body of the late Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak was carried on a yellow pedati (carriage) shaded by white umbrellas to his final resting place at the Royal Mausoleum next to the Ubudiah Mosque here.

Members of the armed forces and police led the hearse in the procession from Istana Iskandariah to the mosque where prayers were performed.

They were accompanied by court musicians playing nobat nafiri and the state's Orang-Orang Besar Jajahan (district chieftains).

Walking behind the open carriage was a grim-looking Sultan Nazrin Shah, his consort Tuanku Zara Salim and other members of the Perak royal family.

All along the way, 86 cannon shots were fired to mark each year of Sultan Azlan Shah's life.

Also in the procession were Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and state executive councillors.

A huge crowd waited for the arrival of the body in front of the mosque. They stayed on for the burial despite the threat of a thunderstorm.

Sultan Azlan Shah was laid to rest after asar prayers next to his son Raja Kecil Sulong Datuk Seri Raja Ashman Shah, who died at the age of 54 on March 30, 2012.

Earlier, royalty, politicians, prominent businessmen, foreign dignitaries, judges and lawyers joined in bidding farewell to Sultan Azlan Shah.

Throughout the lying in state, an endless stream of people came to pay their last respects to the late Ruler.

Among the earliest to pay their last respects were Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who had rushed back to Malaysia from China.

The Prime Minister and wife, who arrived at 8.45am, were led to the Balairong Seri (Throne Room) by Raja Dr Nazrin Shah where Sultan Azlan Shah's remains were placed on a three-tier catafalque that was draped in yellow and the state flag.

Four uniformed men representing the army, navy, air force and police stood guard.

Sultan Azlan Shah died at 1.30pm on Wednesday at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur.

He leaves behind Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Bainun Mohd Ali, son Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and daughters Datuk Seri Raja Azureen, Datuk Seri Raja Eleena and Datuk Seri Raja Yong Sofia.

Sultan Sharafuddin was the first of the Malay Rulers to offer his condolences, and Raja Dr Nazrin Shah shed tears when the Selangor Ruler hugged him.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, who was accompanied by Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah, and the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah were among the heads of state to pay their final respects.

Others included Muhyiddin, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah and Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng represented the state in honouring the late Sultan.

Both Barisan Nasional and DAP candidates for the Teluk Intan by-election Datuk Mah Siew Keong and Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud were also present.

Sapura Kencana president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin, Perak-born fashion designer to the stars and VIPs Datuk Radzuan Radziwill and lawyer Datuk S. Ambiga were also at Istana Iskandariah.

Najib breaks China trip to pay last respects

Posted: 29 May 2014 09:00 AM PDT

KUALA KANGSAR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak interrupted his official six-day visit to China to pay his respects to the late Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.

Najib arrived with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at the Balairong Seri (Throne Room) of Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, here, at 9am yesterday.

They left to resume their visit to China later yesterday.

The visit coincides with the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China.

The Prime Minister, who was in black traditional Malay attire, also met members of the Perak royal household to express his condolences on the demise of Sultan Azlan Shah. — Bernama

Liow pays tribute to a wise and intelligent ruler

Posted: 29 May 2014 09:00 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak was a Ruler with great wisdom, intelligence and a heart for his subjects, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

"We pay tribute to the Sultan for his immense contribution to the judiciary system in the country and his exemplary leadership will provide the impetus for others to follow.

"He has left a legacy with his many landmark rulings, especially on constitutional and administrative law," he added while conveying his condolences to the family of Sultan Azlan Shah, the Raja Permaisuri and the people of Perak on behalf of MCA.

Liow said Sultan Azlan Shah was a very learned leader who contributed immensely to the judiciary and sports in the country.

"He was a well-respected Ruler who had the people at heart, and will be greatly missed not just by Perakians but Malaysians at large," Liow said in a statement yesterday.

He said Sultan Azlan Shah, being the father of Malaysian hockey, had placed the welfare of the players at heart by setting up the Yayasan Hoki Malaysia so that they could improve from education and have better job opportunities.

"The late Sultan put Malaysia on the international academic map with his outstanding achievements and was accorded recognition by foreign universities," said Liow.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and wife Jeanne Abdullah also extended their heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Sultan.

He said Sultan Azlan Shah was a towering Malaysian whose contributions to the judiciary, sports and the constitutional monarchy were immeasurable.

"In my years in the Government, I found him to be a person of immense wisdom," Abdullah said.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the late Ruler contributed significantly to the country.

"His contributions are invaluable, especially in the judicial system, academically, in sports and even towards the plight of the rakyat.

"However, I am confident that his successor Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah will be able to lead Perak to new heights in all aspects," he said in a statement.


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