Wednesday December 12, 2012
Journal of old Selangor Sultan found
MALACCA: A journal detailing the reign of Selangor Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah from 1898 to 1938 has been found by an antique collector from Tengkera here.
The 50-year-old collector, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed the journal was among a stack of materials he obtained from an octogenarian in Lukut, Negri Sembilan, on Monday.
The journal entitled The Chronicles of the Selangor Royal Throne, was printed in 1938.
It is written in both Jawi and English.
“I consider myself lucky to have obtained the journal a day before Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s birthday,” he said when met here, yesterday.
The collector said the journal has 341 photographs of Sultan Sir Alaeddin including information on Selangor’s history before the Second World War.
“There is also a picture of the first automobile owned by the Selangor palace,” the collector said.
He added that the journal was still in good condition although some pages have yellowed with age.
“The elderly man who handed me the materials claimed his forefathers used to serve the Selangor palace.
“I later discovered that Lukut was part of the Selangor Sultanate,” he said, adding that he hopes to present the journal to the Selangor palace.