A lot of people did not know the sad story about what happened to the death of the 24th Sultan of Perak and is more forgotten as time passes by because this story is not told to the younger audience.
The story is retold not to publicly disclose the disgrace actions of any party, but to educate our dear readers of orangperak.com and as a good lesson for anyone to digest.
Almarhum Sultan Ali Al-Mukammal Inayat Shah is the Sultan of Perak that is loved by all of his people. His Majesty Almarhum Sultan Ali is the 24th Sultan of Perak and has reign over Perak up to 6 years from the year 1865 to the year 1871.
For the information of all readers of orangperak.com, Almarhum Sultan Ali stayed in Sayong, Kuala Kangsar during his rule is the prince of Almarhum Sultan Shahabuddin Riayat Shah whom is the 21st Sultan of Perak. His Majesty Almarhum Sultan Ali is also once a Raja Muda during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah I (The 22nd Sultan of Perak) and the reign of Almarhum Sultan Jaafar Safiuddin Muadzam Shah whom is the 23rd Sultan of Perak.
During the rule of His Majesty Almarhum Sultan Ali, the one who was the treasurer or bendahara under his administration is Raja Ismail, Putera Saiyed Syeikh Al-Khairat, Raja from Sia and his Raja Muda whom is Raja Muda Abdullah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ja’far Mu’azzam Shah.
What happened in the year 1970’s is during that time Almarhum Raja Muda Abdullah Muhammad (The 26th Sultan of Perak) has taxed one territory which is located in Kerian to a Eurasian financier named Edward Bacon without the agreement or consent by Almarhum Sultan Ali despite the warning to not collaborate with English colonizers in Pulau Pinang.
Almarhum Sultan Idris II visited the tomb of Almarhum Sultan Ali in the year 1950
Almarhum Raja Muda Abdullah Muhammad (The 26th Sultan of Perak) did not bother the warning made by Almarhum Sultan Ali (The 24th Sultan of Perak) and later forced the Chief Minister during that time, Ngah Ibrahim to seal and officiate the agreement with Edward Bacon with a total period of 15 years with an approximate pay 55000 dollars annually.
This is the climax on the sad story of Almarhum Sultan Ali (The 24th Sultan of Perak). The death of His Majesty is not properly managed which led to his tomb to be abandoned for more than a month. To be more accurate, Almarhum Sultan Ali passed away on 26th of May 1871 but to only be buried on 28th of June 1871 in Gedong Siam, Sayong.
Approximately 34 days the poor corpse of Almarhum Sultan Ali was laid on the ground without being buried, and finally the Orang Orang Besar Negeri Perak gather in Sayong and collectively agree to bury Almarhum Sultan Ali that has passed away for more than a month. On 28th June 1871, Raja Bendahara Ismail was appointed as the 25th Sultan of Perak and on the same day was the burial of Almarhum Sultan Ali.
It comes to question on why was the burial of Almarhum Sultan Ali was delayed for such an extent of time? The reason why this incident happened is because the Chief Minister during that time, Ngah Ibrahim had a dispute with Raja Muda Abdullah and strongly disagree on the appointment of Raja Muda Abdullah as the 26th Sultan of Perak. We can assure that the loyal readers of orangperak.com know that Ngah Ibrahim is one of the richest and influential individual in the state of Perak.
Sultan Nazrin visits the tomb of Almarhum Sultan Ali
However, Ngah Ibrahim agreed on the appointment of Raja Bendahara Ismail (The 25th Sultan of Perak) as the Sultan of Perak. During the reign of Almarhum Sultan Ismail (The 25th Sultan of Perak), there is a much worse dispute that construe between the royals of Sultan Ismail in Belanja with the royals of Raja Muda Abdullah in Batak Rabit, the royal family of Raja Yusuf in Senggang and also the Ngah Ibrahim himself in Larut.
Each of these respected parties admitted that they have more sovereignty over the throne of Perak and the dispute continued for quite some time until Almarhum Sultan Ismail (The 25th Sultan of Perak) ran away from the threat of British soldiers as His Majesty is said to have cooperate in the assassination of British resident J.W.W Birch. His Majesty is later caught and was exiled to Skudai, Johor.
picture credit gambar and pre – narrated from SembangKuala