In October 1960, he was appointed the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perlis while still a student. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail was installed as the twelfth ruler of Perlis on 17 April 2000, the day after his father, Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, who had been Raja since 1945, and at that time the world's longest reigning monarch, died.
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin was elected the 12th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of
I remember clearly that post March 8 2008, he was the only Ruler who did not accept the appointment of former MB and instead pressed for a candidate of his choice, the current Menteri Besar of Perlis, Md Isa Sabu. I also remember Blogger Minda Cergas on 14 March 2008, putting forward this poser:
God Bless the Raja of Perlis for making clear who is boss in his state. It is about time that the Sultans level back their power balance with the Federal Government. Now we pray to see if Sultan Mizan makes a choice that is in the best interest of the state or will Patrick Abdullah still hold sway over the affairs of the state.
Admittedly Sultan Mirzan, our reigning Agong, too disapproved the PM's choice and installed his own choice, Ahmad Said, as Menteri Besar, thus shooing away the incumbent PM's choice.
And what is this breath of fresh air? Read HERE.
Honestly, in such times when some are crying for the blood of those who questioned the Rulers, no Blogger can claim that this exhortation by the Raja of Perlis is "quite uninspiring."
BY THE WAY, HARIS AND AZMI SHAROM, I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT THE RAJA OF PERLIS IS A SPURS FAN!