Newly installed Negri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir (left) being congratulated by Tunku Laksamana Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar at Balairong Seri, Istana Besar Seri Menanti, in 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.
Tuanku Muhriz is the son of the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Munawir, who was Tuanku Jaafar’s half-brother.
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.