When he was Raja Muda Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah won many hearts with his down-to-earth behaviour, including his request to have a modest coronation ceremony.
Upon his installation, on Wednesday, May 6 at Balairung Seri Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar, as the 35th Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah stressed the importance of remaining loyal to King and Country in order to ensure stability.
In his inauguration speech, Sultan Nazrin put emphasis on the role of a King (Sultan) in a democratic institution.
“A King will protect his subjects regardless of their race or religion. He acts as a symbol of harmony, justice and he’ll unite all the people under his rule. To have a strong country, we need to have faith and believe in God. Practise the law of religion and the rules of law,” said the Sultan.
Attending the ceremony were Malaysia Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak and his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. They were accompanied by Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.
“Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah’s endearing traits; fairness, modesty and firmness have charmed his subjects. His wisdom and foresight will help make Perak a better state,” said Zambry.
The same sentiment was shared by Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, the Raja Muda of Perak. He was confident of Sultan Nazrin Shah’s capabilities as a just ruler.
“It’s no mean task to lead a state with fairness and kindness. However, guided by the principles of neutrality and tolerance, I believe, and I am confident, he can carry himself in the most responsible manner,” said Raja Jaafar in his congratulatory speech.
The coronation ceremony was attended by representatives of the royal households of Terengganu, Selangor, Kedah, Perlis, Pahang, Johor, Kelantan and the Sultan of Brunei Darul Salam. The Governors of Penang, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak were also at the event.