Saturday, June 30, 2012

About : Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail

Raja Syed Harrun Putra ibni Syed Hassan Jamalullail was the son of Syed Hassan bin Syed Mahmud Jamalullail (1897–1935), sometime Bakal Raja or heir presumptive to the throne of Perlis, by his commoner wife Wan Teh binti Wan Endut (d. 1952). Born in Arau, he was educated at the Arau Malay School and later at Penang Free School between 1937 and 1939. At the age of 18, he joined the Perlis administrative service, becoming a magistrate and in 1940, was transferred to Kuala Lumpur to serve as Second Magistrate in the Criminal Court.

On December 4, 1945 the British proclaimed Syed Putra as sixth Raja of Perlis. He was installed on March 12, 1949.
Tuanku Syed Putra during his installation in 1949

Raja Syed Putra was elected Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong by the Malay rulers and served in that office from April 14, 1960 until the death of Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah on September 1, 1960.

Raja Syed Putra was elected third Yang di-Pertuan Agong of independent Malaya and served in that office from September 21, 1960. He was installed at Istana Negara on January 4, 1961. On September 16, 1963 upon the proclamation of the Malaysian Federation comprising MalayaBritish BorneoSarawak and Singapore, he became Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He completed his term of office on September 20, 1965.

He died at the National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur on April 16, 2000. At that time, he was the longest reigning monarch in the world, a position he inherited from Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein in 1989. He was buried at the Royal Mausoleum in ArauPerlis.

Tuanku Syed Putra married twice:

Maried in 1941 to Tengku Budriah binti Tengku Ismail of the Patani Sultanate in Thailand. She served as his consort with  the title of Raja Perempuan of Perlis and as Raja Permaisuri Agong. She is the mother of the current Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin as well as four other sons and five daughters

and in 1952 to Che Puan Mariam (née Riam Pessayanavin; 1924–1985) by whom he had three sons and one daughter. She was Miss Thailand in 1939.

Friday, June 29, 2012

About : Almarhum Sultan Idris Iskandar Shah

He was born on 12 August 1924 in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, as the second son of Sultan Iskandar and Raja Teh Umi Kalsum.
Sultan Iskandar Shah (r. 1918-1938)
His father was a son of  Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah and a brother of Sultan Abdul Jalil. He was named Raja Idris at birth.
Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah 
(r. 1887-1916)
Sultan Abdul Jalil
(r. 1916-1918)
He was educated at Clifford School, Kuala Kangsar and later furthered his studies at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He was made Raja Di Hilir in 1933, succeeding the late Raja Chulanwho died that year. He was appointed Raja Bendahara in October 1938 upon the demise of his father. Ten years later, on 29 March 1948, the then sultan, Sultan Abdul Aziz, died and Raja Idris was made Raja Muda (Crown Prince) by his cousin, the new sultan, Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah.
He married his cousin Raja Mazwin, the daughter of Raja Arif Shah Raja Harun, on 12 August 1943. Idris and Raja Mazwin are first cousins once removed. Idris's grandfather, Sultan Idris Shah I, is Raja Mazwin's great-grandfather. Among his children were:
      1. Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain
      2. Raja Jamil Ariffin
      3. Raja Nazhatul Shima
      4. Raja Zarith Sofia (born 1959), married Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor.
Sultan Idris Shah ii with his family
Upon the death of Sultan Yusuf on 5 January 1963, he was appointed as the 33rd Sultan of Perak with the reigning title - Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Shah Kadassallah.
After reigning about twenty years, on 31 January 1984, Sultan Idris Shah II died suddenly in Lumut, Perak during a royal dinner ceremony with statesmen and other people. His funeral took place on 3 February 1984 and he was buried at the Al-Ghufran Royal Cemetery, Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar, Perak.
He was succeeded by his first cousin once removed, Raja Tun Azlan Shah, upon his death.
Raja Tun Azlan Shah

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The differences between Tuanku, Tunku and Tengku.

Tuanku, Tunku and Tengku might be confusing for some of us because they have quite same pronunciation.

Tuanku is being used by the rulers who do not use the title Sultan like Yang di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan and Raja of Perlis. Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Supreme Ruler of Malaysia is using the title Tuanku.

Tunku and Tengku are the hereditary titles in family that was inherited from their father who has the royal blood.

Tunku is being used by the prince or princess from the royal family of Johor, Kedah and Negeri Sembilan.

Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Ibrahim

Tengku is being used by the prince or princess from the royal family of Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah
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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Installation Commerative Coins

In conjunction of the installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong, National Bank of Malaysa released the commerative coins. There are three sets of coins gold, silver and nordic gold.

   The 999.9 gold coin with the mass of 7.96g is RM 1800 per piece and limited to 500 pieces.

    The 92.5 silver coin with the mass of 21g is RM 150 per piece and limited to 600 pieces.

     The nordic gold is RM 10 per piece and limited to 15000 pieces.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Royal Headgear

Every State which have Malay Rulers (except for Johor) definitely will have a destar or tengkolok that being used in certain events.

Dendam Tak Sudah
The destar is being used since the first Paramount Ruler, Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

The ornament is made of platinum and studded with 66 diamonds. 
The destar is also being used in a few states in this country

On the front of the headgear there are padi design and the Kedah state crest. 

  Negeri Sembilan 

The ornament was made of white gold.

Setanjak Balung Raja
Sultan of Selangor headdress made ​​of yellow songket cloth . The destar is called Setanjak Balung Raja It is worn by the Sultan of Selangor during official state functions such as Coronation Day and the investiture ceremony. The design of this destar was taken from the destar of the Sultan of Perak, Setanjak Balung Ayam after the royal wedding between Selangor and Perak royals.

Belalai Gajah (Elephant Trunk)
The destar is being worn by the Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu. The name of the destar was taken from the name of the elephant trunk because the headgear looks like an elephant trunk is inflated.

Balung Ayam
 The Balung Ayam headgear is being worn by the Sultan of Perak. The colour of the destar is dependant on the person's position. White is for the Sultan of Perak, yellow for the Crown Prince of Perak and black for the Raja di-Hilir of Perak.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

About : Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Johor

Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Ismail Al-Khalidi was born on 8 April 1932 at Istana Semayam, Johor Bahru. He  was the third son of Sultan Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim by Sultanah Ungku Tun Aminah binti Ungku Paduka Bena Sri Maharaja Utama Ahmad.  
After graduating in 1953, Tunku Mahmud travelled to the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, where he enrolled into the Upper Chine School for three years. Upon completing his studies, Tunku Mahmud returned to Malaysia in 1956 and briefly served as a cadet officer in the Johor Civil Service, taking charge of affairs in District Affairs, Land and Treasury departments until his appointment as the Tunku Mahkota of Johor in May 1959.
In 1956, Tunku Mahmud married Josephine Trevorrow, from Cornwall, United Kingdom.
The marriage ended with divorce in 1962. 
He remarried in 1961 to Tengku Zanariah, who came from the Kelantan royal family. Tengku Zanariah had six children with the Sultan. 
Tunku Mahmud was appointed the Tunku Mahkota of Johor from 1959 to 1961, and Raja Muda from 1966 to 1981, by Sultan Ismail. 
On 29 April 1981, he was re-appointed as the Tunku Mahkota shortly before his father's death. 
Sultan Ismail conferring Dato' Setia Ismail Johor (SSIJ) on his son, Tunku Iskandar in October 1975.

He succeeded his father, Sultan Ismail, to become the 24th Sultan of Johor upon the former's death in 1981.

He  was the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong  of Malaysia, from 26 April 1984 to 25 April 1989. 
Sultan Iskandar's reign lasted for almost 29 years until his death in January 2010, upon which he was succeeded by his eĺdest son, Tunku Ibrahim.