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2007/05/18; (Bernama) NST
KUALA KANGSAR, FRI.: Tuanku Zara Salim, who married Raja Muda of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah yesterday, has been proclaimed Raja Puan Besar Perak at a ceremony in Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, here this morning.
The proclamation was followed by the call of “daulat, daulat, daulat" by the guests present. Tuanku Zara is the great-granddaughter of the 24th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. The title of Raja Puan Besar Perak had been vacant in the last two decades. The proclamation ceremony that began at , was attended by close members of the Perak royalty and 150 dignitaries at the Bilik Istiadat (Ceremonial Room) of the palace, with Orang Kaya Temenggong Paduka Raja, the Territorial Chief of Kuala Kangsar Datuk Seri Wan Fathir Wan Hussain reading out the proclamation before Perak’s Sultan Azlan Shah.
The conferment of the title was made under Section 2, Article 35 (1) of the
With the proclamation, Tuanku Zara is now addressed as Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Puan Besar Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim. At the ceremony, Sultan Azlan Shah also bestowed Tuanku Zara with the Darjah Kerabat Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Dihormati (DKSA), the highest award specially given to a member of the royal family. The ceremony was also witnessed by Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Bainun, the Raja Muda, Raja Dihilir Perak Raja Datuk Seri Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, Tuanku Zara’s parents Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabudin, and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali and his wife.
The title of Raja Puan Besar Perak which is meant for the consort of the Raja Muda Perak had been vacant since two decades ago following the demise of the Raja Muda then, Raja Ahmad Siffuddin Sultan Iskandar Shah, in April 1987. It was last held by Raja Ahmad Siffuddin’s consort Raja Nor Izan Raja Abdul Rashid for three years and after his demise, she used the title of Yang Teramat Mulia. Raja Nor Izan died on
Before marrying the Raja Muda, Ipoh-born Tuanku Zara was managing director of Kuala Lumpur-based Forthwave Consulting Sdn Bhd which is involved in software development and hydrocarbon technical engineering. The only daughter of well-known lawyer Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah, the sports-loving Tuanku Zara was a Perak state swimmer. Sharifah Azaliah is the daughter of Kedah’s third Menteri Besar and Tunku Aminah Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, who was the sister of
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Tuanku Zara Salim being proclaimed Raja Puan Besar Perak – 18 May 07; now addressed as Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Puan Besar Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim
ABOVE: Before the proclamation, known as Zara Salim Davidson
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ABOVE: After being proclaimed, now addressed as Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Puan Besar Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim.
At the ceremony, Sultan Azlan Shah also bestowed Tuanku Zara with the Darjah Kerabat Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Dihormati (DKSA), the highest award specially given to a member of the royal family.
Sultans Of Kedah, Selangor To Attend Raja Nazrin's 'Bersanding'
KUALA KANGSAR, May 18 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Kedah Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah will be attending the bersanding ceremony of the Raja Muda of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and his consort, Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, at Istana Iskandariah in Bukit Chandan, tomorrow evening. The Kedah Sultan, who is also the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, will be accompanied by his consort Sultanah Hamimah Hamidun. The wedding which is being held on a moderate scale, will be attended by the two Sultans because they are related to the royal couple.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife are also among the 800 royal guests, dignitaries and others invited to the ceremony, which is the culmination of the three-day wedding celebrations that began with the `akad nikah' (solemnisation of marriage) on Thursday and the proclamation of Tuanku Zara as the new Raja Puan Besar Perak today. As for the Cabinet ministers, only those from Perak or those who received their Datukship from the state were invited. Among them are Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz, and Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Aziz Shamsuddin.
The royal wedding of the year will also be attended by the Raja Muda's close friends from within the country and abroad, including former Indonesian Minister of Environment Nabil Makarim who was Raja Nazrin's colleague at
The royal couple dressed in traditional royal attire will then make an entrance and head towards the royal dais for the bersanding ceremony followed by the `merenjis' (blessing) ceremony which will begin with the Sultan of Kedah and his consort, Sultan of Perak and Tuanku Bainun and the Sultan of Selangor, followed by the eldest brother of the Sultan of Perak, Raja Datuk Seri Baharum Shah. Seven rounds of canon shot will be fired to mark the occasion at this time. Abdullah, Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will then continue with the `merenjis' followed by Tuanku Zara's parents, Salim Davidson and Sharifah Azaliah Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabudin. Meanwhile, in Kuala Kangsar's town centre, a feast for 5,000 sponsored by the people's prince Raja Nazrin, will be held at the
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