30 December 2008
The Prince who waited 40 years to be proclaimed Yamtuan Besar negeri 9.........
Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir, 60, has been proclaimed the new Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan. Undang Luak Sungai Ujong Datuk Klana Petra Datuk Mubarak Dohak made the proclamation at Istana Besar Seri Menanti at 3.45pm today.
The proclamation of the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan was made following the death on Saturday of Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the uncle of Tuanku Muhriz. The appointment of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar was made according to the Adat Perpatih of Negri Sembilan.
Tuanku Muhriz was appointed as the new Yang di-Pertuan Besar from among the Putera Yang Empat (the Four Princes) in accordance with the state constitution in a simple ceremony. The other princes – Tunku Laxamana Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Ja’afar, Tunku Muda of Serting Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar and Tunku Panglima Besar Tunku Nazaruddin Tuanku Ja’afar – were also present.
Yesterday, the four undangs (ruling chiefs), namely Undang Luak Sungai Ujong, Undang Luak Johol, Undang Luak Jelebu and Undang Luak Rembau, together with the Tunku Besar of Tampin, held a conference behind closed doors to elect the new Yang di-Pertuan Besar.
Born on Jan 14, 1948, Tuanku Muhriz received his early education at Sekolah Menengah King George V, Seremban, and continued at Aldenhem School, United Kingdom. He obtained his LLB from the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. Tuanku Muhriz, is the only son among the six children of the late Tuanku Munawir Tuanku Abdul Rahman with his consort Tunku Ampuan Durah Tuanku Besar Burhanuddin.
Tuanku Muhriz is married to Tengku Datuk Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud of Terengganu and they have three children – Tunku Ali Redhauddin, 31, Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin, 26, and Tunku Alif Hussein Saifuddin Al-Amin, 23.
In 1967, Tuanku Ja’afar, who was Tuanku Muhriz’s uncle, was elected by the undangs as the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Besar over him because of his youth after his father, Tuanku Munawir Tuanku Abdul Rahman, passed away. Tuanku Muhriz is a businessman and a director of Bangkok Bank.
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