Sunday, June 26, 2011

About : HRH Sultan of Johor

Sultan Ibrahim Ismail (born 22 November 1958) is the current Sultan of Johor. He is the first son of Sultan Iskandar.

A motorcycle enthusiast, Sultan Ibrahim is well-known as the founder of the annual motorcycling tour event, Kembara Mahkota Johor.

Sultan Ibrahim Ismail was born on 22 November 1958 as the eldest son of Sultan Iskandar by his first wife Josephine Ruby Trevorrow, of English ethnicity from Torquay, Devon whom Sultan Iskandar (then Tunku Mahmud) met while he was studying in England. Trevorrow took on the name of "Kalsom binti Abdullah" for a time following her marriage to Tunku Iskandar. His mother has since remarried and lives in England.

Tunku Ibrahim was born at Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru. As a youth, he received military training in the US–at Fort Benning, Georgia and later at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Tunku Ibrahim Ismail was appointed as the Tunku Mahkota of Johor on 4 July 1981, and had been primarily residing at Istana Pasir Pelangi since then.

Tunku Ibrahim was the regent of Johor between 26 April 1984 and 25 April 1989 when his father served his term as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

In recent years, Tunku Ibrahim gradually took over some of the state duties and functions from his aging father; these included the 211th Conference of Rulers, whereby Tunku Ibrahim and Tengku Abdullah, the Tengku Mahkota of  represented their fathers in the meetings, among some other state functions.
A few hours before his father's demise on 22 January 2010, Tunku Ibrahim was appointed as the Regent of Johor, following medical reports that suggested of Sultan Iskandar's pending demise.

Sultan Iskandar died on the same night, and Tunku Ibrahim was installed as the Sultan of Johor the following morning. The Menteri Besar of Johor, Abdul Ghani Othman cited that Sultan Ibrahim and immediate members of the royal family will undertake a mourning period of 40 days. During the mourning season, Sultan Ibrahim made his inaugural presence at the Conference of Rulers in February 2010 as the Sultan of Johor.

Sultan Ibrahim married Raja Zarith Sofia, the daughter of Sultan Idris Shah II of Perak, in 1982. They have six children:

1. Tunku Ismail Idris Abdul Majid Abu Bakar (born 30 June 1984). He was appointed the Raja Muda in   April 2006 by Sultan Iskandar, and became the Tunku Mahkota upon Sultan Ibrahim's accession.

2. Tunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah (born c. 1987)
3.Tunku Idris (born c. 1988)

4.Tunku Abdul Jalil (born c. 1990)

5.Tunku Abdul Rahman Hassanal Jefri(born c. 1993)

6.Tunku Abu Bakar (born c. 2001)

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

About : HRH Tunku Mahkota of Johor

Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim Ismail (born 30 June 1984) is the Tunku Mahkota of Johor (Crown Prince). 

Tunku Ismail is the eldest of six siblings and son to the current Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail and his consort Sultanah Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah. 

Tunku Ismail was appointed Raja Muda on 8 April 2006 by his grandfather, the late Sultan of Johor, and placing him second in line to the throne. Tunku Ismail was proclaimed as the Tunku Mahkota of Johor on 26 January 2010 at Istana Besar and become the first in line to the throne. 

Tunku Ismail aspired for a career in the Indian armed forces. In July 2003, he enrolled as a cadet officer in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), India’s premier military training school located at Dehradun. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in December 2004 and absorbed into the Indian army. He was promoted to the rank of captain in December 2007. He is the first ever Malaysian royal to join the Indian armed forces.

The Malaysian prince is the first foreigner to lead a unit of Indian Army in the Indian Republic Day Parade. On 26 January 2007, with a rank of captain in Indian Army, he led a mounted column of Jaipur based 61 Cavalry regiment to salute president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during the Republic Day celebrations The president himself chose Tunku Ismail to lead the unit of around 400 men of the world's only non-ceremonial horse-mounted cavalry. The parade was witnessed by chief guest of the day president of Russia Vladimir Putin and his entourage, along with other dignitaries of Indian politics and military amidst tight security. Tunku Ismail's father Tunku Ibrahim Ismail flew in from Johor Bahru on 23 January 2007 to be present at the celebrations while his son added a chapter to the history of Indian Army.

A polo enthusiast, Tunku Ismail is a skillful horse rider. He was bestowed the Best in Riding award among IMA cadets for year 2003-2004. He is also a polo player for his regiment and has won many trophies.

Tunku Ismail was conferred Darjah Mahkota Johor Yang Amat Mulia Pangkat Ketiga Setia Mahkota Johor (SMJ) in 2004.

He was bestowed Darjah Pangkat Pertama Darjah Mahkota Johor Yang Amat Mulia, Seri Paduka Mahkota Johor in the following year.

On 24th October 2014, Tunku Ismail tied the knot to Cik Khaleeda Bustaman at Istana Bukit Serene.

Friday, June 17, 2011

About : HRH Sultan of Pahang

HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah ibni Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin al-Muadzam Shah was born on 24 October 1930 at Istana Mangga Tunggal, Pekan. He is the fifth Sultan of Pahang, and also served as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 1979 to 1984.

Born Tengku Ahmad Shah, he was the only son of Sultan Sir Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassimu Billah Shah (reigned 1932–1974) by his official and royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Besar Fatimah binti Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Kadasallah Shah.

A student of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, he received diplomas in public administration from Worcester College, Oxford and Exeter University. He succeeded his father as sultan in 1974.
He was elected as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1979.

His favourite hobby was playing football, golf, polo, and equestrian.

Sultan Ahmad Shah is a keen sportsman and President of the Malaysian Football Association (FAM) and President of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) until 2002.

His official and royal consort, Tengku Ampuan Afzan binti Tengku Panglima Perang Muhammad, a member of the Terengganu royal family, served as his Raja Permaisuri Agong but died of cancer on her return to Pahang on 29 June 1988. Tengku Ampuan Afzan bore him seven children, two princes and five princesses.

He was married to Kalsom binti Abdullah on 14th March 1991 and was made as the Sultanah of Pahang in 1991. They were blessed with a son, Tengku Fahd Mua'adzam