KUALA PILAH, SUN:
The new Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan will be elected among “Putera Yang Empat” (the Four Princes), said specialist consultant on Adat Pepatih custom Datuk Seri Maharaja Khalid Bonget.
“The election process involves Undang Yang Empat (the four Undangs),” said the 69-year-old Khalid whose official title is Tiang Kerajaan to the Yang Dipertuan Besar.
He said the Datuk-Datuk Lembaga Yang Empat of Luak Ulu Muar — Datuk Paduka Besar, Datuk Seri Maharaja, Datuk Senara Muda and Datuk Orang Kaya Bongsu — had informed the four Undangs and the Tunku Besar of Tampin on the demise of Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
“The four Undangs and the Tunku Besar of Tampin will then pay their respects to the late ruler. After that, they will hold a conference behind closed doors to elect the new Yang Dipertuan Besar,” he said.