Tuanku Raja Noor Jan Shah, the man who once famously claimed to be the “Sultan of Melaka”, had passed away earlier this morning (Saturday, 21st August).
His death was announced by Pertubuhan Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah (MJMM) president Abdul Rani Kulup Abdullah, who posted that Noor Jan Shah took his last breath at Hospital Selayang after battling Covid-19. He was 64 years old.
Rani’s statement on Facebook reads:
“Assalamualaikum. It is with great sadness for me to announce that Tuanku Raja Noor Jan Shah has returned to his Maker just now at the Selayang Hospital. Condolences to Mak Engku Tuanku Zaidatul Mardiah Yussuf and family. May his soul be blessed.”
Noor Jan had his fair share of controversy throughout his life. He was previously charged with 4 counts of cheating and impersonating as the Sultan of Melaka after setting up a palace at Bukit Punggor, Melaka and even held an investiture ceremony.
However, Noor Jan beat the charges after the prosecution failed to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.