Installation of His Royal Highness
Sirajuddin Ibni Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail
Raja Negeri Perlis
(7 May 2001)
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His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni
Almarhum Syed Putra Jamalullail, D.K., (Terengganu), S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M.,
S.S.M.T., was installed as Ruler of Perlis on the 17th April 2000. His
Royal Highness was born in Arau, Perlis on the 12th Jamadilawal 1362
of the Muslim calender or 17th May 1943.
His Royal Highness received his early education at the
Arau Malay School. He then continued his English primary education at
the Wellesley Primary School and then at the Westland Primary school,
both in Penang until 1955. His Royal Highness continued his
secondary education at the Penang Free School before proceeding to
England where he completed his formal education in 1963 at the
Wellingborough Public School.
His Royal Highness was installed as the Crown Prince
of Perlis on the 30th October 1960, while he was still schooling. His
Royal Highness underwent officer cadet course at the Royal Military
Academy, Sandhurst, England from January 1964 until December 1965.
Upon completing his training in Sandhurst, His Royal
Highness returned home and joined the Malaysian Defense Ministry. He
served as a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of the Malaysia
Reconnaissance Corps from 12th December 1965. His Royal Highness also
served in Sabah in 1966 and in Sarawak in 1967 and he was transferred
to Pahang until his resignation on the 31st December 1969 to
concentrate on affairs of state of the state of Perlis.
On 15th February 1967, he married DYTM Tengku Fauziah
binti Tengku Abdul Rashid, D.K., S.S.P.J., S.P.M.P., who carried the
title Raja Puan Muda Perlis. His Royal Highness was installed for the
first time as the Regent when His Royal Highness the Raja and Raja
Perempuan of Perlis left for America and Europe from 23rd June 1967
until 24th October 1967.
In 1970, His Royal Highness served the army again
after being appointed as Captain of the Local Territorial Amy where he
served from 16th November 1970 until 1st October 1972. His Royal
Highness also served as the Commanding Officer of Regiment 504, an
Army Reserved Unit with the rank of Colonel. His Royal Highness was
appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Malaysian Rangers on 19th September
His Royal Highness was also actively involved in
sports especially golf, tennis and football. In May 1971, His Royal
Highness was elected President of the Putra Golf Club, a post he held
until 16th April 2000. His Royal Highness is also the patron of the
Perlis Referees Association since 1967 and held the post of the Yang
DiPertua, Perlis Football Association for 18 years.
His Royal Highness is dedicated towards his people and
takes great interest and care especially in the field of education. In
1986, His Royal Highness was elected the Chairman of the Tuanku Syed
Putra Foundation an organization formed to assist students in Perlis
to further their studies in institutions of higher learning, both
locally and abroad. This, in return would help uplift the living
standard in the state. His Royal Highness is also the Chancellor of
University Sains Malaysia.
His Royal Highness is keen on religious matters and is
directly involved in the religious affairs of the state where he heads
the Perlis Religious Islamic Council. His Royal Highness ensures that
the religious understanding is based on the Fahaman Sunnah Wal Jamaah.
To ensure that these teachings are spread and preached correctly
throughout Perlis, His Royal Highness constantly seeks advice from
religious experts in Perlis. His Royal Highness is the Chancellor of
Science University of Malaysia (USM).
|Date of Issue
||7 May 2001
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