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Raja Perempuan Besar Perlis dies

KANGAR, 28 Nov 2008: Raja Perempuan Besar Perlis, Tengku Budriah Tengku Ismail, died at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital early today.

Perlis Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu, announced the death of the mother of the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, over Radio Malaysia Perlis today.

She died at 3.47am and Md Isa did not mention how long she was in hospital and the cause of death.

Tengku Budriah, 84, was the third Raja Permaisuri Agong between 1960 and 1965 and was Raja Perempuan Perlis from 1945 until the death of her husband, Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, in 2001.

Her remains were flown to Alor Star and were taken to Istana Arau for the people to pay their last respects beginning at noon.

She will be buried at the Royal Mausoleum in Arau after Asar prayers.

Md Isa said as a mark of respect flags will be flown at half-mast for three days beginning today and all public and entertainment functions were postponed. — Bernama


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