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Coronation - HRH Sultan Selangor IX

(8 March 2003)


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His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah was proclaimed as the ninth Sultan of Selangor on November 22, 2001 after the demise of his father, the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah on November 21, 2001. His Royal Highness was given the title Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. His Royal Highness was born on December 24, 1945 at Istana Jema'ah Klang Selangor (present Islamic College, Klang) and is the eldest son of 10 children of the late DYMM Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj and YMM Raja Shaidatul Ihsan Binti Tengku Badar Shah @ Raja Lat (with the title Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Bonda Raja Selangor).

His Royal Highness received his early education at the Malay Primary School, Jalan Raja Muda Kuala Lumpur and St John's Institution Primary School From 1954 to 1959. His Royal Highness then continued his secondary education at Hale School in Perth, Australia in 1960 before proceeding to England to further his education at the Langhurst College in Surrey in 1964.

On September 3rd, 1960 at the age of 15 His Royal Highness was proclaimed and gazette as the Crown Prince of Selangor. The installation ceremony was held at Istana Alam Shah, Klang on March 14, 1970, thus His Royal Highness became the eighth Raja Muda of Selangor.

On his return from England in 1968 after completing his studies, His Royal Highness has held several posts in the Selangor State and Federal Government Administrative Services. His Royal Highness was attached to the Selangor State Secretariat, the District Office and the Royal Malaysian Police Department in Kuala Lumpur and has gained wide experience and knowledge in the fields of administration.

His Royal Highness is blessed with 2 daughters, YAM Tengku Zerafina and YAM Tengku Zatashah, and a son DYTM Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the Raja Muda of Selangor.

His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was also actively involved in sports. A keen sportsman and an ardent supporter of Football Association of Selangor (FAS). In recognition to his great interest and support of the Association, His Royal Highness was appointed as Chairman of the Semi-Pro Football Association and made as an Honorary Life President of the Football Association of Selangor.

His Royal Highness is also active in adventurous sports such as sailing, vintage car race and mountain scaling to add to his credits. The most prestige Vintage Car Race that His Royal highness has participated and achieved was the "Peking to Paris Challenge" in 1997. The race was a 16,000 kilometer distance that took 43 days driving through 15 countries (China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France). His Royal Highness received the Silver Medal under the Vintage Car Class.

In 1995-1996 His Royal Highness created history for Selangor by sailing on world circumnavigation with his yatch "S.Y. Jugra" for 21 months (27,940 nautical miles) which made him the first Malay from the Royal Family to achieve the challenge.

His Royal Highness was also awarded as Honorary member and Fellowship and appointed as Patrons by various organizations, associations, councils, clubs, societies and foundations.

In the academic fields, His Royal Highness was appointed the Pro-Chancellor of University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) on May 20, 2000. On March 31, 2001 University Teknologi MARA conferred His Royal Highness the honorary degree of the 'Doctor of Public Administration'. And on April 1st, 2002 His Royal Highness was appointed as the 'Chancellor' or University Putra Malaysia (UPM).

His Royal Highness is extremely interested in art, and has a very good collection of Art works by local and Asian artists. His other hobbies include reading, yachting, photography, collecting stamps and traditional Malay weapons (keris). Presently His Royal Highness is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Yayasan Seni Selangor (Selangor Art Foundation) and Galeri Shah Alam.

Technical Details

Date of Issue 3 March 2003
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen, RM1.00
Stamp Size 30mm X 40mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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