Saturday, April 30, 2011

About: Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah

Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaiddin Sulaiman Shah KCMG (13 May 1898 - 1 September 1960) was the second Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 14 April to 1 September 1960, and fifth and seventh Sultan of Selangor between 1938-1942 and again from 1945-1960.
He was the first son of Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa (1893-1938) by Cik Puan Hasnah binti Pilong, a commoner wife. Named Tengku Alam Shah at birth, he was not expected to succeed as he had two elder half-brothers.
Tengku Alam Shah was proclaimed Sultan on 4 April 1938, four days after the death of his father. On 26 January 1939, he was crowned at Istana Mahkota Puri in Klang. Tengku Musa Eddin, then Tengku Kelana Jaya Putera, presided over the ceremony. 

On 3 August 1957, by eight votes to one, Sultan Alam Shah was elected Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong of independent Malaya.
Sultan Alam Shah was elected second Yang di-Pertuan Agong  on the death of Tuanku Abdul Rahman. His term of office began on 14 April 1960. On 30 July 1960 he proclaimed the end of the Emergency in Malaya.

Sultan Alam Shah died from an unidentified illness at Istana Tetamu in Kuala Lumpur on 1 September 1960, aged 62, the day fixed for his installation. He was interred at the Royal Mausoleum near Sultan Sulaiman Mosque in Klang, Selangor on 3 September 1960.
Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah was married at least twice:
  1. in 1920 to Raja Jemaah binti Raja Ahmad (1900-1973), a member of a junior branch of the Selangor royal family, who served as Tengku Ampuan of Selangor and Raja Permaisuri Agong
  2. in 1927 to Kalsom binti Mahmud (1913-1990), who was the mother to Tengku Ampuan Besar Bariah of Terengganu.

He was succeeded by his son by Raja Jemaah, Tengku Abdul Aziz Shah, as Sultan of Selangor, taking the title of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. Sultan Salahuddin later became the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and also died while in office like his father.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

About: Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj ibni Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj was the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and eighth Sultan of Selangor.

Born Tengku Abdul Aziz Shah on 8 March 1926 at Bandar Temasya Palace, Kuala Langat, he is the eldest son of Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj  by his royal consort Tengku Ampuan Raja Jemaah binti Raja Ahmad.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah married at least four wives.
His first wife and cousin, Raja Nur Saidatul Ihsan binti Tengku Bendahara Badar, whom he later divorced, bore:

1.Tengku Nor Halija
2.Tengku Idris Shah, later became Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
3.Tengku Puteri Sofiah
4.Tengku Panglima Diraja Sulaiman Shah

5.Tengku Puteri Zahariah (Ku Yah)

6.Tengku Fatimah
7.Tengku Panglima Besar Abdul Samad
8.Tengku Puteri Arafiah
9.Tengku Puteri Aishah (d. 2012)
Che Maheram Bt Muhammad Rais, his second wife, bore him:
  1. Tengku Indera Setia Ahmad Shah

His royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah binti Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah of the Langkat royal family in Sumatra died in 1993 before his election as Yang di-Pertuan Agong. She was the mother of:

1. Tengku Puteri Nor Marina

2. Tengku Puteri Nor Zehan

His last wife, commoner Tuanku Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman, served as his Raja Permaisuri Agong. Being fifty years younger than him, she was also the youngest ever occupant of that office - only 29 at her succession to the throne.

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah was appointed as the Tengku Laksamana of Selangor on 1 August 1946 and as the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor on 13 May 1950.
On the demise of his father, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, Tengku Abdul Aziz Shah became the eighth Sultan of Selangor with the title Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah on 3 September 1960 and was installed as the 28th Sultan on 28 June 1961.

He was the oldest ruler to be elected as the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 26 April 1999 and installed on 11 September 1999.

However, after reigning for two years and 6 months, he died in office on 21 November 2001 at the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. He underwent a heart operation to put a pacemaker two months prior to his death, which he did not fully recover from.
He was buried in the Royal Mausoleum near Sultan Sulaiman Mosque in Klang

Monday, April 11, 2011

About:HRH Raja of Perlis

Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Sirajuddin ibni Syed Putra Jamalullail  is the current Raja of Perlis, serving since 17 April 2000. He served as the 12th Yang di-Pertuan Agong  from 13 December 2001 to 12 December 2006 and 7th Raja of Perlis since 2000.

Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Sirajuddin was born on 17 May 1943 in Arau, Perlis.He is the second of ten children of HRH Almarhum Tuanku  Syed Putra Jamalullail  and Tengku Budriah binti Almarhum Tengku Ismail.

In October 1960, he was proclaimed as the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perlis while still a student.

 Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail was installed as the twelfth ruler of Perlis on 17 April 2000, the day after his father, Tuanku  Syed Putra Jamalullail , who had been Raja since 1945, and at that time the world's longest reigning monarch, died.
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin was elected the 12th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 13 December 2001. This was earlier than expected because the Sultan of Selangor and the previous 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong,  died on 21 November 2001 while his term should have ended in 2004. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin's term ended on 12 December 2006.

On 15 February 1967, he married Tengku Fauziah binti Tengku Abdul Rashid  who became the Raja Puan Muda of Perlis.

  Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin has a son, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra the curret Raja Muda (crown prince) who was born on 30 December 1967 and a daughter Sharifah Fazira, born on 5 June 1973.

About: HRH Sultan of Selangor

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah is the ninth Sultan of Selangor. He was crowned as the Ninth Sultan of Selangor on 8 March 2003 at Alam Shah Palace.

He ascended the throne on November 21, 2001 after his father, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah died in his office as Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was born as Tengku Idris Shah on December 24, 1945 at Jemaah Palace in Klang, Selangor and is the eldest son of 10 children of the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah and Raja Shaidatul Ihsan Tengku Badar Shah, his fellow Selangor royal (of part-Perak royal descent).
The portrait of Sultan Selangor and his mother.

He received his early education at the Malay Primary School, Raja Muda Road, Kuala Lumpur and St. John's Institution from 1954 to 1959.

He continued his secondary education at Hale School in Perth, Australia in 1960 before proceeding to Britain to further his education at Langhurst College in Surrey in 1964.

On September 3, 1960 at the age of 15, he was appointed as the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor.

His proclamation as the Raja Muda was held in 1970.

In 1968 after completing his studies, Sultan Sharafuddin held several posts in the Selangor State and Federal Civil Services.

He was attached to the Selangor State Secretariat, various District Offices and the Royal Malaysian Police Department in Kuala Lumpur.

On November 21, 2001, after the demise of his father Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Sultan Sharafuddin became the ninth Sultan of Selangor.

Prior to this, he was the Regent of Selangor, appointed in 1999, while his father served as Malaysia's 11th King or Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

His son Tengku Amir Shah was made the Raja Muda of Selangor in 2002.

Besides Tengku Amir, Sultan Sharafuddin has two daughters, Tengku Zerafina and Tengku Zatashah from his first marriage to his fellow Selangor royal Raja Zarina Raja Zainal.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah with Lisa Davi in 1992

Tengku Amir is from his second marriage to American businesswoman Lisa Davi, Cik Nurlisa Idris after she embraced Islam .

Both marriages ended in divorce.

Sultan Sharafuddin has a keen interest in art, and also loves reading, yachting, photography, stamp-collecting and antique-collecting.

He is the chairman of the Shah Alam Gallery and the Selangor Arts Foundation.

Sultan Sharafuddin is also a sports fan, and is the honorary life president of the Football Association of Selangor.

He also excels in sailing, vintage-car-driving and mountain-climbing


In 1997, he participated in the Peking To Paris Challenge, a 16,000km vintage car race that took 43 days and covered 13 countries namely China, Mongolia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France. He received a Silver Medal.

He was awarded Commandeur de le Legion d'Honneur in 2012

About: HRH Yang Di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu

Tengku Muhammad Ismail was born on 1st March 1998 as the second child and first son of His Royal Highness Tengku Mizan Zainal Abidin, the Yang di-Pertuan Muda (Crown Prince) of Terengganu, and Cik Puan Sri Rozita Adil Bakeri. His father became the Sultan of Terengganu shortly after his birth, after which his mother became known as Permaisuri Nur Zahirah. 

He was appointed as Yang di-Pertuan Muda (Crown Prince) on 12 January 2006.
After Sultan Mizan was elected as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he appointed his son, Tengku Muhammad Ismail, then aged eight, as Regent on 12 November 2006. Because of Tengku Muhammad Ismail's young age, a Regency Advisory Council was established to discharge his duties for him. The council's members are  Tengku Baderulzaman, Sultan Mizan's younger brother, Tengku Sulaiman Ismail, Sultan Mizan's uncle, and Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman. He was proclaimed as regent during a ceremony on 12 December.

As regent, he presided over the swearing in of Menteri Besar Ahmad Said following the 2008 general election.

Like his father, Tengku Muhammad Ismail is an equestrian, and has participated in international events. In June 2010, he finished in second place in the 90 km race at the RTES/D'Armor French Open in Corlay.

His investiture ceremony as the patron of the state scout movement was held in 2009.

On 30th August 2010, he was proclaimed as the regent of Terengganu after he mukallaf that can carry his own responsibilities

On December 12, 2011, he welcomed the arrival of his parents after the end of their reign as King and Queen of Malaysia.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

About: HRH Sultan of Terengganu

HRH Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin 

Tuanku Mizan was born on Jan 22, 1962 at Istana Al-Muktafi in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman.
He is the second of seven siblings. Tengku Mizan was the eldest son and heir to the Yang Di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu, Tengku Mahmud Sultan Ismail.

Tengku Mizan was appointed as Yang di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu on 6th November 1979 at the age of 17. His proclamation as the heir apparent was held on 17th March 1981.

He received his early education at Sultan Sulaiman II Primary School and later at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School, Kuala Terengganu.
He pursued his formal education at the Geelong Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia, from 1980 to 1981.
He attended a military course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in England in 1983, became an Honorary Lieutenant in 1984 and served in the Royal Cavalry.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the US International University-Europe in London (now known as Alliant International University) in 1988.

 Public appointments include state administrative officer at the State Economic Planning Unit (Upen) in Kuala Terengganu in 1988. He was also the assistant district land officer at the Kuala Terengganu District Land Office for two years from 1989 to 1991.
He was married with Tuanku Nur Zahirah on March 28, 1996.

The royal couple were blessed with four children, two princes and two princesses: Tengku Nadhirah Zaharah(1996) , Tengku Muhammad Ismail (1998), Tengku Muhammad Mua’az (2000)  and Tengku Fatimatuz Zahra.(2002)

Following the demise of his father Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah in 1998, Sultan Mizan was installed as Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of the State of Terengganu. Sultan Mizan was crowned as the 16th Sultan of Terengganu on 4th March 1999 by Tengku Abdul Malik ibni Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah.

He was appointed Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1999 by the Conference of Rulers within the first year of his reign as Sultan of Terengganu.

Sultan Mizan was re-appointed as the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong after Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin was  proclaimed as the 12th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan was launched July 19, 2005 in conjunction with his 43rd birthday. The foundation aims are to improve and upgrade the socio-economic status, livelihood and wellbeing of the people of Terengganu and Malaysians in general.

Tuanku Mizan was elected as the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 13 December 2006.

He proclaimed his eldest son, Tengku Muhammad Ismail as the Regent of Terengganu due to his proclamation as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The function of the Regent was handed over the Council of Regency as Tengku Muhammad was only 8 years old.

Tuanku Mizan re-proclaimed his son as the Regent in 2010 and the Council of Regency was replaced by the Regent's Representative Council. His tenure as Yang di-Pertuan Agong ended on 12th December 2011.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Royal Family of Negeri Sembilan

Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan
HRH Tuanku Mukhriz ibni almarhum Tuanku Munawir

married with
Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
 Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud

and blessed with three sons

1.Tunku Ali Redhauddin 
Tunku Besar Seri Menanti

2.Tunku Zain Al-Abidin

3.Tunku Alif  Hussein Saifuddin Al-Amin