Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tuanku Muhriz is Negri Yang di-Pertuan Besar
KUALA PILAH: Tunku Besar Sri Menanti Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir was yesterday proclaimed the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan, succeeding his uncle Tuanku Jaafar Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who died on Saturday.
The official announcement was made by the Datuk Undang Sungai Ujong Datuk Klana Petra Datuk Mubarak Dohak at the Balairong Seri at Istana Besar Sri Menanti at 3.45pm.
The decision to appoint Tuanku Muhriz was made by the Ruling Council consisting of the four Undangs or main chieftains of Negri Sembilan.
Tuanku Muhriz is a businessman as well as a director of Bangkok Bank Berhad.
The appointment of the Negri Sembilan ruler is different from that in other states as the four Undangs have the authority to decide who sits on the throne.