Nazrin Shah of Perak

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Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV
Sultan of Perak
Sultan of Perak
Reign 29 May 2014 – present
Installation 6 May 2015
Predecessor Azlan Shah of Perak
Born (1956-11-27) 27 November 1956 (age 60)
George Town, Penang, Malaya
Spouse Tuanku Zara Salim (m. 2007)
Issue Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, The Raja Kechil Besar
Raja Nazira Safya
Full name
Raja Nazrin Shah Ibni Raja Azlan Shah (as birth)
Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-lah (as the Sultan of Perak)
House Royal Family
Father Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah
Mother Bainun binti Muhammad Ali
Religion Sunni Islam

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-lah[1][2] (born 27 November 1956) is the 35th Sultan of Perak. He is currently the Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, elected on 14 October 2016.

He is also a half third cousin of Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (crown prince and future sultan of Johor) since both share a common male ancestor (Idris Shah I of Perak).

Early life[edit]

Sultan Nazrin Shah was born on 27 November 1956 at George Town, Penang, Malaya. He is the eldest son of the late Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah and the former Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Bainun Binti Mohd Ali.

Academic and Intellectual Background[edit]

Sekolah Rendah Jalan Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur from 1963 to 1967.

Studied[edit]

St.John Institution, Kuala Lumpur from 1968 to 1970. School Cambridge, London until 1973.

Academic life[edit]

Sultan Nazrin was educated at Malay College Kuala Kangsar and holds a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Worcester College, Oxford. He also holds an MPA degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD degree in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.

Sultan Nazrin’s research interests are in the area of economic and political development in South-East and North-East Asia, historical national income accounting and economic growth in developing countries.

The sultan has also written articles and spoken on a wide range of issues including the role of the constitutional monarchy in Malaysia, education, Islam, ethnic relations and economic development.

He has assumed the role of Financial Ambassador of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC), has been Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Malaya since 1989 and is the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

He is also an Eminent Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.

Raja Muda of Perak[edit]

He was proclaimed the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak on 15 April 1984, taking over from his father, Sultan Azlan Shah, who had become the Sultan of Perak two weeks earlier.

Raja Dr. Nazrin's full name and official title is In Malay: Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan MuhibbuddinShah Shah, Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan, D.K, D.K II (Selangor), D.K.A,D.K.S.A, S.P.M.P (Perlis), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, Ph (Harvard)

in English: His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Muda of Perak Darul Ridzuan and its dependencies, D.K, D.K II (Selangor), D.K.A, D.K.S.A, S.P.M.P (Perlis), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, Ph.D (Harvard)

Sultan of Perak[edit]

On 29 May 2014 he became the 35th Sultan of Perak on the death of his father, Sultan Azlan.[1]

Sultan Nazrin's full name and official title is in Malay: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, Sultan, Yang di-Pertuan Negara dan Raja Pemerintah Negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan dan Jajahan Takluknya, D.K., D.K.S.A., D.K.A.,D.M.N., D.K. (Selangor), D.K. (Kelantan), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D (Harvard), MPA (Harvard).

in English: His Royal Highness Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, The Sultan, Yang di-Pertuan and Raja Pemerintah of Perak Darul Ridzuan and its dependencies, D.K., D.K.S.A., D.K.A.,D.M.N., D.K. (Selangor), D.K. (Kelantan), S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D (Harvard), MPA (Harvard).

.[3]

He was appointed Regent of Perak when his father became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1989 to 1994.

As the Sultan of Perak he is also the Colonel-in-Chief of the Malaysian Army's Royal Army Engineers Regiment.

Election as Deputy King[edit]

Sultan Nazrin was elected as the Deputy Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 14 October 2016. The appointment took effect on 13 December 2016.

Marriage[edit]

Sultan Nazrin of Perak married Zara Salim Davidson at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, on 17 May 2007. Sultan Nazrin and Tuanku Zara had known each other for eight years before the wedding.

The day after the wedding there was a ceremony to bestow Tuanku Zara with the official title of Raja Puan Besar of Perak. Nazrin's father had proclaimed Zara Salim Davidson as the Raja Puan Besar of Perak and conferred the Darjah Kerabat on her.

The first child of the couple, Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, was born on 14 March 2008, followed by Raja Nazira Safya Shah, was born on 2 August 2011.

Children[edit]

  • His Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah, Raja Kechil Besar Perak (born (2008-03-14)14 March 2008 (Age 9 years, 136 days) at Damansara Specialist Hospital, Damansara Jaya Selangor).
  • Her Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazira Safya (born (2011-08-02)2 August 2011 (Age 5 years, 360 days) at Damansara Specialist Hospital, Damansara Jaya Selangor).

Issue[edit]

Name Birth Marriage Issue
Raja Azlan Muzzaffar Shah 14 March 2008
Raja Nazira safya 2 August 2011

Title and styles[edit]

Styles of
Sultan Nazrin Shah
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir
  • 27 November 1956 – 17 June 1965: His Highness (Yang Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Raja Azlan Shah.
  • 17 June 1965 – 12 November 1982: His Highness (Yang Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Raja Tan Sri Azlan Shah.
  • 12 November 1982 – 3 February 1984: His Highness (Yang Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Raja Tun Azlan Shah.
  • 3 February 1984 – 16 February 1984:His Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah.
  • 16 February 1984 – 15 April 1987: His Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Kechil Besar.
  • 15 April 1987 – 25 April 1989 : His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Muda of Perak.
  • 26 April 1989 – 25 April 1994: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Regent of Perak.
  • 25 April 1994 – 27 January 2008: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Teramat Mulia) Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, The Raja Muda of Perak.
  • 27 January 2008 – 29 May 2014: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah,The Regent of Perak.
  • 29 May 2014 – present: His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri) Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-lah, The Sultan of Perak.

Honours[edit]

He has been awarded:[4]

Honours of Perak[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]


Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anbalagan, V. (29 May 2014) Raja Nazrin proclaimed as the 35th Sultan of Perak, The Malaysian Insider.
  2. ^ Raja Nazrin proclaimed new Sultan of Perak, The Malay Mail. 30 May 2014
  3. ^ Pelantikan Sultan Perak ke-35. therakyatpost.com. 29 May 2014
  4. ^ The Royal Ark, Perak, p.16
  5. ^ The Admire Hunkz, Photo of Crown Prince wearing DKSA
  6. ^ Radin Blog, Royal Family of Perak, Photo of Crown Prince and Family wearing DKA I
  7. ^ Blog, Photo of Prince Nazrin (third from the left) wearing former SPCM ribbon
  8. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang, dan Pingat Persekutuan.". 

External links[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah
Sultan of Perak
2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent