Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, is the 35th Sultan of Perak. Yesterday when Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah took the oath as Malaysia’s new king, Sultan Nazrin also took the oath of office as his Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Sultan Nazrin had been performing the duties of Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong before the abdication of Sultan Muhammad V.
He is also a half-third cousin of Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (crown prince and future Sultan of Johor) since both share a common ancestor (Idris Shah I of Perak).
Sultan Nazrin Shah was born at Penang, Malaya, 27 November 1956 as the first child of late Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah, later Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak, and his wife Tuanku Bainun Binti Mohd Ali (herself a member of the Royal House of Perak and much first grandson of her husband’s father Sultan Yussuff Izzuddin Shah of Perak).
He studied at Sekolah Rendah Jalan Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur from 1962 to 1967 then followed by lower secondary stage at St. John Institution, Kuala Lumpur from 1968 to 1970, and furthered his upper secondary and sixth form at Cambridge High School, London until 1973.
We wish him the best of luck in his new role as Deputy and hope it leads to a brighter future for Malaysia.