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
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
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
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.
|Date of Issue
||3 March 2003
||30 sen, 50 sen,
||30mm X 40mm