"Malaysians of all races, religion and geographic locations need to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have a place under the Malaysian sun."
Sultan Nazrin Shah
The Young Malaysians' Roundtable Discussion on National Unity and Development in Malaysia - 2007
Sultan Nazrin Shah is the ruler of the state of Perak, Malaysia. He is a descendant of a dynasty dating back to 1528. Upon the demise of his father, His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, on 28 May 2014, the Dewan Negara proclaimed Raja Nazrin Shah as the 35th Sultan of Perak. His enthronement took place on 6 May 2015.
Sultan Nazrin Shah has spoken on a wide variety of topics, such as Islamic finance, integrity, economic and political development, education, international relations, national unity and the role of the constitutional monarchy in the 21st century.
This research project started with HRH’s PhD dissertation, which he wrote while at Harvard University, where he attempted, inter alia, to make some provisional estimates of Malaya’s GDP for the early decades of the twentieth century.