Sultan of Perak Passes Away This Afternoon

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah, passed away at 1.30pm today He leaves behind his wife Raja Permaisuri Tuanku Bainun binti Muhammad Ali and four surviving children,  Raja Nazrin Shah, Raja Datuk Seri Azureen, Raja Eleena and Raja Yong Sofia. Sultan Azlan was  officially installed as the 34th Perak Ruler in December 1985. Prior to that, he had a long illustrious career in the Malaysian justice system, rising to become the Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia in 1982. In 1989, Sultan Azlan became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, serving the full five-year term, before returning to the Perak throne in 1994.