DYAM Raja Dato’ Seri Ja’afar bin Raja Muda Musa DK, SPCM, JSM is the present Raja di-Hilir of Perak. Tuanku was born on 26 September 1941 and received his secondary education at Anderson School, Ipoh before studying at the University of Malaya, after which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1965.
Tuanku joined the Perak State Secretariat in 1966 and served in the District and Land Office until 1971.
Tuanku then completed his postgraduate studies in Masters of Public Administration at Cornell University, Ithaca NY, in 1975.
Tuanku then returned to Malaysia and joined the Malaysian Civil Service, serving in the Prime Minister’s Department (1976-1979), the Ministry of Education (1979-1984), the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (1985-1989), the Ministry of Defence (1989-1995) and Public Services Department (1995-1996).
Tuanku was made Raja Kechil Tengah on 3 February 1984, Raja Kechil Sulong in 1988, and finally Raja Di-Hilir 10th March 1998 upon the death of DYAM Raja Ahmad Hisham bin Raja Abdul Malik.
Tuanku is married to DYAM Raja Puan Muda Nor Mahani binti Raja Shahar Shah, and has issue, a son and a daughter. Tuanku’s interests include the history of Perak, golf, music and remote controlled model airplanes.
Reference: Laman Rasmi Pejabat DYMM Sultan Perak