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Dr Balakrishnan attends funeral of late Malaysian king

Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan attended the funeral of the late Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, in Kuala Kangsar on Thursday.

KUALA KANGSAR, Malaysia: Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan attended the funeral of the late Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, in Kuala Kangsar on Thursday.

A Foreign Affairs Ministry statement says Dr Balakrishnan conveyed condolences on behalf of the Singapore Government to the Sultan's family and the people of Perak.

The late Sultan was Malaysia's ninth King or Yang di-Pertuan Agong  from 1989 to 1994.

He had a distinguished career in the legal service, including serving as the Lord President of the Federal Court from 1982-1984.

The Sultan passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 86.

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