Megat Iskandar Shah (Sultan of Malacca)


Megat Iskandar Shah (Sultan of Malacca)

Megat Iskandar Shah is the second Sultan of Malacca and also the son of Parameswara.

The position of Megat Iskandar Shah as the second ruler of Malacca has historically been contested.

In the 2005 book, "Admiral Zheng He & Southeast Asia" published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Professor Wang Gungwu in his paper ‘The First Three Rulers of Melaka’ published in 1968, puts forward strong reasoning to support the fact that Megat is the second Malaccan ruler. This fact is recognised in Malaysian school text books.

Wikipedia readers are to note that both the Tomé Pires's "Suma Oriental" as well as the "Sejarah Melayu" (Malay Annals) does not have references to Megat but describe that Iskandar Shah (Parameswara) had ruled Malacca until 1424.

Sir Richard Winstedt who earlier in 1935 supported the existence of Megat, soon after the Second World War changed his opinion when he became aware of the descriptions from the "Suma Oriental".


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