“Pos Malaysia is deeply honoured by the opportunity to issue the commemorative stamps in conjunction with the installation of the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIII and we believe that the sense of pride will be felt by all Malaysians. This documentation of the most significant royal occasion in Malaysia through our stamps and First Day Cover will be a valuable collection to the stamp enthusiasts not only in Malaysia but also from other countries,” said Dato’ Idrose Mohamed, Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad.
30sen, 50sen, RM1
Sheets: 30sen x 20, 50sen x 20, RM1 x,20
His Majesty Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah was born on 22 January 1962 in the city of Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman. His Majesty is the eldest prince in the family of seven siblings.
His Majesty rceived his early education at Sultan Sulaiman Primary School and later at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. His Majesty then went overseas to further his studies at Geelongs Grammar, Victoria, Australia from 1980 to 1981. Later on, His Majesty pursued a degree course at the US International University-Europe in London and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations on 9 June 1988.
Prior his military courses abroad, His Majesty enrolled in a Pre-Army Course at Kem Sebatang Karah, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan for 3 months beginning 18 May 1981. Subsequently, His Majesty followed the PRE SMC (E) 33 military course at the Army School of Languages, from 2 November 1982 to 31 May 1983, also the SMC 33 course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England from 3 May 1983 till 9 December 1983. His Majesty was Commissioned to the rank of Honorary Lieutnant in the Royal Cavalry on 1 March 1984.
His Majesty was appointed as the Assistant Land Levy Collector on 15 September 1981 for a period of about a year at the District Land Office in Kuala Terengganu prior to leaving for the military courses abroad.
His Majesty married Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah on 28 March 1996 in Kuala Terengganu. The Royal Couple is blessed with two princesses and two princes.
His Majesty was commemorated as the Sultan for the State of Terengganu and all areas under her dominion on 15 May 1998. On 26 April 1999, His Majesty was appointed as the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong. On 13 December 2006, His Majesty was officially elected as the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIII and was subsequently appointed as the third Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) on 5 March 2007.
His Majesty is also active in sports like football, golf, taekwando, scuba diving and equestrian which he has developed deep interest in since he was six years old.