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Proclaimation Of The New Raja Di Hilir Of Perak, 1998

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Subject :Proclaimation Of The New Raja Di Hilir Of Perak, 1998
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Location : Perak
Estimated Year : 1998
Media Type : Photograph
Source : Chan Sam Lock
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The photograph above captures the historical moment when Raja Jaafar (left) was proclaimed the new Raja Di Hilir Perak by Sultan Azlan Shah (right) at the oath taking ceremony which took place at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan in Kuala Kangsar.

Raja Jaafar, born on September 26, 1941 in Taiping, had his early education at Anderson School, Ipoh and Anglo-Chinese School, Teluk Intan before studying for his bachelor's degree at Universiti Malaya and then his master's degree in Public Administration at Cornell University, United States. 

Raja Jaafar was sworn in as Raja Di-Hilir Perak on March 10,1998 after he was appointed to the royal post by the Dewan Negara Perak to replace Raja Ahmad Hisham Raja Abdul Malek who passed away on September 21, 1997. Raja Jaafar is the son of the late Perak Raja Muda, Raja Datuk Musa Sultan Abdul Aziz and Cik Puan Mariam Abdullah. He is now the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak Darul Ridzuan since 2014. 

To find out more about Istana Iskandariah, click here.


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