Sunday, October 23, 2011

About : HRH Tengku Mahkota of Pahang

His Royal Highness Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah is the first son of the current Sultan of Pahang.
Tengku Abdullah is the current Tengku Mahkota (crown prince) of Pahang, Malaysia.

He was born in 1959 in Pekan, Pahang by Tengku Ampuan Afzan, the Tengku Ampuan of Pahang.

He was married to the current Sultan of Johor's sister, Tunku Azizah. They were blessed with 5 children 

  • Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, born on 17 September 1995. He is currently studying at Sherborne School, England.

  • Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri'ayatuddin Shah, born on 17 August 1997. He is studying at Harrow School, England.

Tengku Muhammad Iskandar (left) and Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim (right)
  • Tengku Afzan Amina Hafizatu'llah, born 11 September 2001(twin)
  • Tengku Ahmad Ismail Mu'adzam Shah, born 11 September 2001 (twin)

  • Tengku Nur Jihan Khalsom Athiy'atu'llah, 27 April 2002    
Tengku Afzan (left) and Tengku Jihan (right)

He married an actress, Julia Rais. They have 3 daughters:
  • Tengku Iman Afzan, born 1993
  • Tengku Illisha Ameera, born 1994
  • Tengku Ilyana, born 1997

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Malaysia's Palaces Throne Room

Every official palace in Malaysia has its own Throne Room. The throne was designated to symbolise the Islamic architectural as the Sultan was the Head of the religion of Islam in his State. 

New National Palace: Balairongseri
Old National Palace: Balairong Seri 

Iskandariah Palace : Balairongseri

Syarqiyyah Palace : Throne Hall

Alam Shah Palace : Balairongseri

Seri Menanti Palace : Balairong Seri

Grand Palace : Balairongseri 

Balai Besar Palace : Throne Room

Abu Bakar Palace : Throne Room

Friday, October 14, 2011

About : Sultan Ismail Petra

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Ismail Petra ibni Sultan Yahya Petra was the Sultan of Kelantan, Malaysia from March 30, 1980 until September 13, 2010. His father is Sultan Yahya Petra and his mother is Tengku Zainab. He is the only son of Sultan Yahya Petra. His first wife is Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis Binti Tengku Abdul Hamid. He was succeeded by his son, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra as Sultan Muhammad V.

The former Raja Perempuan bore him 4 children:
  • HRH Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra
  • HRH Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra
  • HRH Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra
  • HRH Tengku Amalin A'Ishah Putri

Sultan Ismail Petra second marriage with Elia Suhana Ahmad, whom he married on 31 December 2007.
It was reported that the Sultan of Kelantan, Tuanku Ismail Petra Tuanku Yahya Petra, has filed an application for verification of his divorce from his second wife, Che Puan Elia Suhana Ahmad, at the Syariah High Court on 9 March 2010.

Since his stroke attack on 14 May 2009, there had been major concerns over his ability to continue serving as Sultan. After several trips to seek medical treatment in Singapore, eventually, Ismail Petra was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Muhammad Faris Petra on 13 September 2010 by order of the Kelantan Succession Council.

Sultan Ismail Petra was born on November 11, 1949 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. He is a son of Sultan Yahya Petra and Almarhum Raja Perempuan Zainab I
Sultan Ismail's early education was at Sultan Ismail College, Kota Bharu and later on through special teacher at the Kota Bharu palace.

About : HRH Sultan of Kelantan

Sultan Muhammad V is the current Sultan of Kelantan. He was born as Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra in Kelantan on 6th October 1969. (previously known as Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra) was born on 6th October 1969, is the Sultan Kelantan, Malaysia. Sultan Muhammad V is succeeding his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, who is considered incapacitated by illness. His proclamation as the Sultan of Kelantan was held September 2010.

On September 13, 2010, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra was proclaimed the 29th Sultan of Kelantan, in accordance with the State Constitution. He took the regnal name Sultan Muhammad V. 

His younger brother, Tengku Muhammad Fa'iz Petra was made as Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan and become the heir to the throne of Kelantan.

Sultan Muhammad V attended the 222nd meeting of the Conference of Rulers for the first time as a full member in October 2010. This marked the recognition of his accession as Sultan by other rulers.

He was married to Kangsadal Pipitpakdee,was known as Tengku Zubaidah Tengku Norudin after the marriage. However it ended in divorce. They did not have any children.

Sultan Muhammad V was appointed as the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 13th December 2011 succeeding Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah who was proclaimed as Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

About : Almarhum Tuanku Jaafar

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, GCB (19 July 1922 – 27 December 2008) was the tenth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (equivalent to King) of Malaysia from 26 April 1994 until 25 April 1999 and the fourth Yang di-Pertuan Besar of modern Negeri Sembilan.

The second son of Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, he was the first of four children by his commoner wife, Eurasian nurse Dulcie Campbell or better known as Che' Engku Maimunah binti Abdullah. The couple subsequently divorced.

Tuanku Ja’afar was to have left for Japan to serve as the Malaysian Ambassador to that country but was recalled by the State Government of Negeri Sembilan following the demise of his half brother HRH Tuanku Munawir, the then ruler of Negeri Sembilan, in 1967.
All four Undang (Territorial Chiefs) had unanimously elected Tuanku Ja’afar as the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan to succeed HRH Tuanku Munawir. The election was controversial as the heir presumptive to the throne, Tuanku Munawir's son Tunku Muhriz was by-passed. It has been suggested that the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, instructed the council not to choose Tunku Muhriz on account of his youth (he was then eighteen).

Tuanku Ja’afar ascended the throne as the 10th Ruler of Negeri Sembilan on 18 April 1967.

Tuanku Ja’afar was the tenth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 26 April 1994 until 25 April 1999 succeeding Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak.

Tuanku Ja’afar married Tuanku Najihah binti Almarhum Tunku Besar Burhanuddin of Negeri Sembilan who also served as his Raja Permaisuri Agong between 1994 and 1999. The royal couple are blessed with three sons and three daughters whose names are:-

  • Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar;

  • Tunku Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar;
  • Tunku Nadzaruddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar
  • Tunku Naquiah binti Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar;
  • Tunku Jawahir binti Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar;
  • Tunku Irinah binti Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar
Tuanku Ja'afar died on 27 December 2008 at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban. Before his death, he was admitted to the hospital after feeling dizziness. He was buried at the Seri Menanti Royal Mausoleum at Seri Menanti on 29 December 2008.