His Royal Highness the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah consent to attend and chaired the 178th Conference of Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Melayu Perak (MAIAMP), Perak Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council held at Kompleks Islam Darul Ridzuan. Also attended the ceremony were Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perak, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and the Mufti of Perak, Tan Sri Dr. Harussani Zakaria.
In the conference, the Crown Prince delivered the instrument of appointment to the members of MAIAMP for three-year term starting effectively since January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2014. The ceremony also witness the appointment of three new members of the council. They are :-
- The State Secretary, Datuk Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan
- Nobleman of Hulu Perak, Toh Seri Bijaya Lt. Kolonel (R) Shaharudin Nasari
- Director of Yapeim, Dr. Abd Malek Awang Kechil
In his speech, the Crown Prince wanted to eradicate poverty thoroughly with the development of mind, spirit and faith so that its not just based on distribution of zakat alone.