The Yang DiPertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, HRH Tuanku Jaafar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman has died. HRH took his last breath at 11:45 am today at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital aged 86.
HRH was a State Officer in Negeri Sembilan and Perak before becoming a career Diplomat who served in New York, Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana. HRH was to be posted to Japan as Ambassador of Malaysia when he was recalled by the State Government to become the 10th Ruler of Negeri Sembilan upon the demise of his elder brother Tuanku Munawir in 1967 bypassing the latter’s son, Tunku Muhriz. HRH was also on the throne as the 10th Yang DiPertuan Agong between 1994-1999.
HRH’s remains will be taken to the Istana Besar Seri Menanti for the lying-in-State ceremony and will be laid to rest on Monday upon the return of his children from abroad.
HRH served the country well both as a Civil Servant and a Ruler. The State will observe a 40 day mourning period. May Allah’s forgiveness be upon him and may his soul rest in peace amongst the righteous.
The Patriot would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, the Government and the People of Negeri Sembilan.