Raja Lumu

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Sultan Sallehuddin Shah
Sultan of Selangor
Reign 1742–1778
Coronation 1756
Successor Ibrahim Shah
Born 1705
Died 1778
Issue Raja Ibrahim Shah
Raja Nala
Raja Punuh
Raja Sharifah
Full name
Almarhum Sultan Sallehuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Daeng Chelak
Religion Sunni Islam

Raja Lumu (Sultan Sallehuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Daeng Chelak; 1705–1778) was the first Sultan of Selangor. He was the son of the famous Bugis warrior prince Daeng Chelak. He took on the title of Sultan Sallehuddin of Selangor in 1742. The Bugis had already begun to settle on the West coast of the Malayan Peninsula towards the end of the 17th century.

Following Raja Lumu, two other Bugis Chiefs settled in the Selangor area: Raja Tua in Klang and Daeng Kemboja in Linggi, south of Lukut. Raja Lumu originally met with opposition from the Sultans of Perak and Johor, as well as from the Dutch, but eventually managed to consolidate his position as sovereign. By 1770, his legitimacy was strengthened by marriage to the niece of the Sultan of Perak.

The latter, Sultan Muhammad "invested Salehuddin with the insignia of Malay royalty and also attended the subsequent installation ceremony in Selangor". To this alliance, he soon added another, by marrying his own daughter to the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdullah Mukarram Shah, the most northerly of the Western Malay Sultanates.

Sources[edit]

  • John Michael Gullick, A History of Selangor: 1742–1957 (Singapore, Eastern University Press, 1970)

Further reading[edit]

  • R.O. Winstedt, "A History of Selangor (1680–1874)", Journal of the Malayan British Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS)12(3), October 1934, pp. 1–34