Silver Jubilee of the Reign of His Royal Highness
Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra (1979-2004)
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His Royal Highness SUltan Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum
Sultan Yahya Petra was born at Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu on November
11, 1949. His Royal Highness is the only son and youngest child of His
Royal Highness Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra and Her Royal Highness
Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Zainah II. His Royal Highness has a strong
foundation of religious education, and is well versed with the
Kelantan royal protocol as he has received proper education and
training when he was still young.
On November 11, 1967, at the age of 18, His Royal
Highness was proclaimed the Crown Prince of Kelantan. His Royal
Highness ascended the throne as the 28th Sultan and the Yang DiPertuan
of the State of Kelantan Darulnaim on March 30, 1979 following the
demise of his father who was at the time the Kebawah Duli Yang Maha
Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong. On March 30, 1980, His
Royal Highness was officially crowned as the Sultan and the Yang
Dipertuan of the State of Kelantan Darulnaim.
His Royal Highness SUltan Ismail Petra married Her
Royal Highness Tengku Anis binti Tengku Abdul Hamid on December 4,
1968 at the Istana Kota Lama, Kota Bahru. The wedding ceremony was
held in full magnificence of the royal traditions of Kelantan.
The Royal Highnesses are blessed with four children;
three sons and one daughter namely, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra (Crown
Prince of Kelantan), Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra (Tengku Bendahara),
Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra (Tengku Temenggong) and their only
daughter is Tengku Amalin A'Ishah Putri.
During the reign of his father, His Royal Highness
Sultan Ismail Petra was given ample exposure to the intricacies of the
government structure and administration. This invaluable experience
helped His Royal Highness to manage the affairs of the state, bringing
progress and development to Kelantan.
During the last 25 years, His Royal Highness's reign
witnessed various changes and progress in the State of Kelantan
especially in matters relating to the development of land,
agriculture, infrastructure and education. In addition, His Royal
Highness is also responsible for instilling awareness in his subjects
on the importance of self-esteem to free themselves from the shackles
Other rapid developments during His Royal Highness's
reign are evident in the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
On January 9 2002, His Royal Highness was conferred the Honorary
Doctorate in Political Science by Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok,
Thailand. His Royal Highness also received the Highest Honorary Awards
both locally as well as from other countries. In social and charitable
activities, His Royal Highness plays an important role as patron of
various organisations, associations, clubs and foundations.
His and Her Royal Highnesses are very active in social
work. The Royal Highnesses often paid visits all over the state to see
for themselves the conditions of their subjects and how they lives.
Owing to these deep concern and care for their subjects The Royal
Highnesses are loved and respected by everyone.
|Date of Issue
||29 February 2004
||30 sen, 50 sen, RM1
||40mm X 30mm