DYTM Raja Muda Perak: the heir apparent

The Raja Muda of Perak is the heir apparent of Perak, which is the Raja whose position as first in the line of succession, which had been in existent since the 1740’s. The Raja Muda is styled as the Duli Yang Teramat Mulia (Tuanku) Raja Muda, Wakilus-Sultan, Wazirul-Azim.

The function of Raja Muda in early years was to act as the representative of the Sultan in the areas of religious and people’s affairs. The Raja Muda is also to act as the head of the Waris Negeri. By the 1930’s, the role of Raja Muda was extended, to include the annual state opening of the Perak State Assembly as deputy chief in the absence of DYMM Sultan and chairman to the meetings of chieftains and ulama.

The flag and coat of arms of the DYTM Raja Muda Perak.

The list of Raja Muda since the 1740’s comprises:

  1. Raja Iskandar Zulkarnain ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah (later 15th Sultan of Perak)
  2. Raja Kimas ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah (later 16th Sultan of Perak)
  3. Raja Alauddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah (later 17th Sultan of Perak)
  4. Raja Chulan bin Raja Abdul Hamid
  5. Raja Radin ibni Raja Bendahara Inu ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Shah
  6. Raja Ibrahim (Marhum Sayong) ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Shah
  7. Raja Mahmud (Marhum Sayong di Pasir Panjang) bin Raja Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Shah
  8. Raja Ngah Laut bin Raja Muda Mahmud
  9. Raja Abdullah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Malik Mansur Shah (later 20th Sultan of Perak)
  10. Raja Chulan bin Raja Inu (Raja Kechil Lasa) ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmaddin (later 21st Sultan of Perak)
  11. Raja Abdullah bin Raja Kecil Besar Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmaddin (later 22nd Sultan of Perak)
  12. Raja Ngah Jaafar bin Raja Kecil Tengah Ahmad ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Malik Mansur Shah (later 23rd Sultan of Perak)
  13. Raja Ngah Ali ibni Almarhum Sultan Shahabuddin Shah (later 24th Sultan of Perak)
  14. Raja Abdullah ibni Almarhum Sultan Jaafar (later 26th Sultan of Perak)
  15. Raja Lop Yusof ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad I (later 27th Sultan of Perak)
  16. Raja Idris bin Raja Bendahara Alang Iskandar (later 28th Sultan of Perak)
  17. Raja Musa ibni Almarhum Sultan Jaafar
  18. Raja Abdul Jalil ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris (later 29th Sultan of Perak)
  19. Raja Abdul Aziz bin Raja Musa (later 31st Sultan of Perak)
  20. Raja Yusuff Izuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Jalil (later 32nd Sultan of Perak)
  21. Raja Idris ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Shah (later 33rd Sultan of Perak)
  22. Raja Musa ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Aziz
  23. Raja Azlan Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izuddin (later 34th Sultan of Perak)
  24. Raja Ahmed Siffuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Shah
  25. Raja Dr Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah

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Reference:
1. M.A. Fawzi Basri. Cempaka Sari: Sejarah Kesultanan Negeri Perak. Yayasan Perak; 1986.
2. Portal Raja Kita Negeri Perak
3. RoyalArk.net

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