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Installation of His Royal Highness

Tuanku Syed 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 2000.

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).


Technical Details

Date of Issue 7 May 2001
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen, RM1.00
Stamp Size 28mm X 38mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM2.00
Miniature Sheet Size 100mm X 70mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 38mm X 28mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 25 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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