Azlan Shah of Perak

Muhibuddin Tuanku Azlan Shah ibni al - Marhum Yusuf Shah Izzuddin Ghafarullahu - Lah GCB KStJ ( born April 19, 1928 in Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia ) is the current Sultan of Perak and was of 26 April 1989 to 25 April 1994 as Yang di - Pertuan Agong King of Malaysia.


After schooling in Malaysia, he studied law at the University of Nottingham and received 1954 admitted to the bar in London. After returning to Malaysia, he became a judge and last Lord President of the Supreme Court.

It first Vice - Sultan of Perak in 1984, he took over in 1985, the office of the ruler of this state from his father and became the Sultan of Perak.

On 2 March 1989, he was elected by the nine-member Sultansrat to the Yang di - Pertuan Agong and thus the successor of Mahmud Iskandar Ismail, the Sultan of Johor, as the King of Malaysia. On April 26, 1989, he resigned the office to officially and thus became the ninth King of Malaysia since the sovereignty from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1957. Pertuan Agong as Yang di - he took during his five-year term until April 25, 1994 not only representative tasks, but also contributed to the preservation of national unity in the multiethnic state at. On 26 April 1994 he was succeeded by Tuanku Jaafar, the ruler of Negeri Sembilan, as King of Malaysia.

Besides being a ruler of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah is also currently Chancellor of the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and president of the Asian Hockey Federation. According to him, the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, a tournament for hockey teams of men, and the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport also was named in Ipoh.

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