The Orang Kaya Besar Maharaja Di-Raja Penghulu Bendahari

Immediately after the Raja Bendahara came the Orang Kaya Besar Maharaja Di-Raja Penghulu Bendahari. He was the Sultan’s Treasurer, Secretary and Chamberlain.  He collected the Sultan’s revenues, received and replied to the Sultan’s letters and had charge of the Sultan’s household.  He was always selected from a family of Syeds who resided at Pachat.  He is said to have received the revenues of Pachat, and perhaps he levied some commission on whatever he collected for his master. His wife bore the title To’ Puan. There has been no holder to the office since the British came to Perak.

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