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The King of Malaysia – His Highness Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin

The King of Malaysia

HRH Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al Wathiqu Billah, Al-Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Al-Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Al-Haj

As the 7th sultan of the state of Terengganu, he was installed as the present 13th Yang Di Pertuan Agung (Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia on 13th December 2006.He is the constitutional head of state of Malaysia.

Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin became the youngest Malay ruler when he acceded to the Terengganu throne at the age of 36 in 1998. He was crowned the Sultan of Terengganu on 15 May 1998. He was the Deputy Yang Di Pertuan Agong from 26 April 1999 till he was elected Yang Di Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia.

About the King
Born on January 22, 1962, He received his early education at Sultan Sulaiman Primary School and later at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School, Kuala Terengganu. He then went to further his studies at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School in Geelong, Australia. In 1988, he finished his studies at U.S. International University-Europe (now known as Alliant International University) in London, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relationships on 9 June 1988.

He participated in the military course PRE SMC (E) 33 at the Army School of Languages from 2 November 1982 to 31 May 1983, and then attended the military course SMC 33 at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England from 3 May 1983, finishing the course of Cadet Officer on 9 December 1983. He was commissioned to the rank of Honorary Lieutenant on 1 March 1984 and put in his service in the Royal Cavalry.

He was appointed the Crown Prince of the State of Terengganu Darul Iman on 6 November 1979, and much later, the Acting Sultan of Terengganu from 20 October to 8 November 1990.

Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin married Sultanah Nur Zahirah on 28 March 1996 in Kuala Terengganu. The royal couple has two sons and two daughters. Princess Tengku Nadhirah Zaharah was born on 18 December 1996, and Tengku Muhammad Ismail was born on 1 March 1998. The other two children are Tengku Muhammad Mua'az, six, and Tengku Fatimatuz Zahra', four.

A Ruler concerned about the welfare of his subjects, Sultan Mizan makes efforts to go to all mosques in Terengganu for Friday prayers to be with the people. His Majesty also continues with the practice of giving alms to orphans and the poor every Friday as was done by his late father Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah.

Sultan Mizan is also active in sports like football, golf, taekwondo and scuba diving, but due to his busy schedule is only able to concentrate on equestrian sports.


Career before becoming Sultan
On 15 September 1981, he was appointed as Assistant Land Levy Collector, working for a period of about a year at the District Land Office in Kuala Terengganu, prior to his departure overseas to attend the military course in England. His next appointment on 11 July 1988 was as State Administrative Officer at the State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) in Wisma Darul Iman, Kuala Terengganu. Besides working for UPEN, he was also handling the job of Assistant District Land Officer at the Kuala Terengganu District Land Office.

He was President of the Council for Islam and Malay Culture of Terengganu from 1 June 1991 till December 1995.

The King & Queen of Malaysia

The Queen

Born Rozita binti Adil Bakeri on December 7, 1973 in Alor Star, Kedah, she received her primary school education at Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan St. Nicholas' Convent, and her secondary school education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St. Nicholas' Convent, both in Alor Star, Kedah. HRH was a flight crew 10 years ago.

Married on 28 March 1996, the royal couple has been blessed with four children; two princesses and two princes: Their son Tengku Muhammad Ismail (at the age of eight) was made the Regent of Terengganu on 12 November 2006. Due to his age, a three-member Regency Advisory Council was set-up to discharge the duties
on behalf of the Regent.

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