IPOH: Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak Datuk Seri Raja Ashman Shah Sultan Azlan Shah passed away at 1.30am Friday at his home in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. He was 54.
His body has been brought to Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar for burial at the Royal Mausoleum later Friday.
Raja Ashman leaves behind wife Datin Seri Noraini Jane Kamarul Ariffin, a son and two daughters. -- TheStar
Raja Ashman was a keen supporter for Malaysian hockey and knew the players by name.
And it was during halftime in the match between Ireland and Malaysia at the Dublin Olympic Qualifiers (17th March) that he left the VIP seats and sat amongst the Malaysian media so that he could shout encouragement to the Malaysian players.
He was a down to earth royalty and will be deeply missed by all.