Sultanah Kalsom binti Abdullah

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Sultanah Kalsom
Sultanah of Pahang
Born September 12, 1951
Predecessor Tengku Ampuan Afzan
Consort to Sultan Ahmad Shah

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom binti Abdullah (née Anita) is the current Sultanah of Pahang and second wife of Sultan Ahmad Shah.[1] Born on 12 September 1951, she is originally of Persian and Pakistani descent/origin. She has previously worked as a secretary.

Sultanah Kalsom married Sultan Ahmad Shah on March 14, 1991. She was styled as Cik Puan Kalsom on the same date and was elevated to the status of Sultanah of Pahang, with the title of Her Royal Highness on September 30, 1992.[2]

She and the Sultan have one son together: His Highness Tengku Fahd Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Sultan Hajji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah .[1][3]

Contributions[edit]

Sultanah Kalsom has used her royal position to further many social causes and is a patron of numerous organisations, lending her presence to inspire those engaged in managing these organisations.

Yayasan Sri Kencana Kalsom[edit]

The Yayasan Sri Kencana Kalsom, named after her, provides shelter for single parents as well as women who have been victims of domestic abuse. The Yayasan helps these women rebuild their lives finding them jobs that enable them to be independent and lead their lives with dignity.

OrphanCARE[edit]

She is also Patron of OrphanCARE Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims in getting orphans adopted. OrphanCARE also set up Malaysia's first baby hatch for mothers to anonymously leave their unwanted newborns to be put up for adoption. She has given her full support to the organization which has the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development as its smart partner.

Soroptimist Club of Kuantan[edit]

As Patron of the Soroptimist Club of Kuantan, a gathering of professional women who pool their talents to assist the needy, Sultanah Kalsom works closely to guide the movement with her strong views on empowerment. Her concern for women stems from her personal philosophy that dreams must be pursued to the fullest and that women must be given every opportunity to realize their talents.

The Sorority[edit]

Sultanah Kalsom is also an Honorary Member of The Sorority, an exclusive members-only club for inspiring professional women based in London, is considered an iconic inspirational woman who represents the modern, professional woman who is shaping the future with individual style and expression.

Kiwanis Club of Kuantan[edit]

Sultanah Kalsom has been the patron of the Kiwanis Club of Kuantan since 2004.[4][5]

Awards and Honours[edit]

For the exceptional work that is inspiring societal advancement the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology awarded Sultanah Kalsom the Honorary Doctorate of Social Development.[6]

Honours of Pahang[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Malaysian Monarchy: His and Her Majesty - Yang di-Pertuan Agong VII (The Sultan of Pahang)
  2. ^ The Royal Ark: Malaysia - The Kings or Supreme Heads of State (Yang di-Pertuan Agong)
  3. ^ HighBeam: New Straits Times - Pleasant surprise for Sultan Ahmad Shah
  4. ^ Mind: Those with Down Syndrome learn to gain employment
  5. ^ Kiwanis Malaysia: Breaking News - DYMM Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom is the Patron of the Kiwanis Club of Kuantan
  6. ^ http://www.limkokwing.net/showcases/leaders/dymm_sultanah_pahang_sultanah_hajjah_kalsom_dk/
  7. ^ Sultanah Kalsom wearing the sash of DK I