In conjunction with the 84th Birthday Celebration of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah, a State Investiture Ceremony was held yesterday. The ceremony were previously adjourned due to the royal family is still in mourning period due to the death of Raja Ashman Shah, the Raja Kecil Besar of Perak. In this year Investiture Day, 867 recipients were enlist to received the State Order and Honorary Title. The first in the list were His Royal Highness the Raja Zarith Sofia binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II, the consort of the Sultan of Johor.
In the ceremony held at Istana Iskandariah, among those who been conferred was the Chief Justices of Malaysia, Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria who been conferred the order of Darjah Seri Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini (SPCM) which carries the title of 'Datuk Seri'.
Also privileged to receive the State Order was Malaysian-born Hollywood Actress, Datuk Michelle Yeoh Choo Keng who been conferred the order of Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Perak (SPMP) which carries the title 'Datuk Seri'. Datuk Michelle Yeoh who starred in 'The Lady' film were in Bangkok, Thailand returned back to Perak recently to received the order. She is Perakian by birth.