IPOH: Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak, who has been elected Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong, is well known as a ruler who always gives sound ideas and constructive criticism.
Born on Nov 27, 1956, His Majesty is the eldest child of the late Sultan Azlan Shah and Tuanku Siti Bainun Mohd Ali.
He holds a doctorate in Economics, Politics and Government from Harvard University.
Sultan Nazrin, 60, also holds numerous other posts, including as Chancellor of Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah and Honorary Fellow of Worchester College, Oxford University.
He was also appointed Member of the Chancellor’s Court of Benefectors, Oxford University, and Eminent Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Isis) Malaysia.
Sultan Nazrin is also the Financial Ambassador of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre and a member of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing at a United Nations conference on refugees.
His majesty’s contributions as a member of the panel received accolades, including from Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, at a high-level conference on measures to tackle the large movement of refugees and migrants which was held in conjunction with the UN General Assembly in September.
He was proclaimed the Sultan of Perak in May 2014 after the death of his father, Sultan Azlan Shah.
His majesty is married to Tuanku Zara Salim, the Raja Permaisuri of Perak, and they have a son, Raja Kechil Besar Perak Raja Azlan Muzaffar Shah, eight, and a daughter, Raja Nazira Safya, five.
Sultan Nazrin was appointed the Regent of Perak when he was the Raja Muda after his father was elected the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from April 1989 to April 1994.
In one of his constructive criticisms, he urged government-linked companies (GLC) headed by Malays to do more to uphold the national language in their business. — Bernama
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