Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah launched a book titled ‘Perak Sultanate: The Historic Royal Glory of Perak Tengah’, at Malaysia Petroleum Club, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Published by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and The New Straits Times Press, the book is part of UTP's corporate social responsibility to help highlight the rich cultural heritage of the Perak Sultanate.
Sultan Nazrin in his speech said the book shows UTP's deep commitment to the important task of preserving the past and learning some of its lessons, as an essential part of preparing to meet the challenges of the future.
“As a historian myself, albeit more directly concerned with its economic aspects, I endorse this aspiration and welcome the contribution of this book towards it.
“It is also commendable that the university that was established to pursue excellence and innovation in the realm of sciences is taking such an interest in supporting an endeavor that is so fully centred on the arts, in the form of culture and history of our region and its monarchy,” he said.
Sultan Nazrin described the book as not only a delight to peruse with its beautiful design and photographs, as befitting its regal subject matter, but also a unique repository of some of the most striking aspects of the Perak Sultanate's cultural heritage and some of the important events that have shaped the Sultanate over its nearly half a millennium history.
“As the (former) UTP Vice-Chancellor Datuk Ir Abdul Rahim Hashim said in his foreword, the rich historical tapestry that is woven by the book provides its readers with both a greater understanding of the past and inspiration for the future,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib who succeeded Abdul Rahim as UTP vice-chancellor in May this year, said he hoped the book will help the younger generation gain knowledge on the monarchy in this country.
“This book was written with an easy-to-understand writing approach to attract the interest of young people, especially students to understand and appreciate the (line of) succession of the Sultanate of Perak which started in Perak Tengah,” he said.
The book was jointly written by the senior director of UTP's Project Management Office, Associate Professor Dr Shahrina Md Nordin and NSTP chief executive officer Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hamid.
Also present at the launching ceremony was Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu and Media Prima group managing director Datuk Kamal Khalid.
To purchase the book, email the UTP author at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 05-3688686.
Source: NST TV