Tengku Abdullah

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Tengku Mahkota and Regent of Pahang
Born (1959-07-30) 30 July 1959 (age 57)
Istana Mangga Tunggal, Pekan, Pahang
Spouse Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah of Johor
Cik Puan Julia Aishah Abdul Rais
Issue Tengku Hassanal Shah
Tengku Muhammad Shah
Tengku Ahmad Shah
Tengku Afzan
Tengku Jihan
Tengku Iman
Tengku Illisha
Tengku Ilyana
Full name
Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
House Bendahara
Father Ahmad Shah of Pahang
Mother Tengku Afzan
Religion Sunni Islam

Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah (born on 30 July 1959 in Pekan, Pahang) is the Tengku Mahkota (Crown Prince) and the Pemangku Raja (Regent) of Pahang, Malaysia. He is a member of the FIFA Council.

Early life[edit]

He is the first son of Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang and Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tengku Ampuan Afzan. He is the fourth child among eight siblings. His eldest sibling is Tengku Meriam. Tengku Abdullah started his education at St. Thomas School, Kuantan and continued to Aldenham School and Davis College, London.


His first married at the Istana Bukit Serene, Johor Bahru, 6 March 1986 to the third daughter of Sultan Iskandar of Johor with his first wife, Enche' Besar Kalsom Binti Abdullah (née Josephine Treverrow)[1] K.D.Y.T.M. Tunku Hajjah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, (born at the Istana Bukit Stulang, Johor Bahru, 5 August 1960). She has been created Tengku Puan Paduka Putri in 1986. She is one of the sisters of the current Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor. They have four sons and two daughters together.[2][3]

He married, secondly, in 1993 with Cik Puan Julia Rais (born at Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 19 February 1971), a former actress, daughter of Abdul Rais. They have three daughters together.[3]


  • a) late Yang Mulia Tengku Ahmad Iskandar Shah, born and dead on 24 July 1990, son of Azizah
  • b) Yang Mulia Tengku Hassanal-Ibrahim Alam Shah (shortly Tengku Hassanal) born at Kuantan Hospital on (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 21), son of Azizah[4][5]
  • c) Yang Mulia Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri’ayat ud-din Shah (shortly Tengku Muhammad), born on (1997-08-03) 3 August 1997 (age 19), son of Azizah[5]
  • d) Yang Mulia Tengku Ahmad Ismail Mu’adzam Shah (shortly Tengku Ahmad Ismail), born on (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 16), twin with his sister Afzan, son of Azizah[5]

As of 2013, his sons Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim (who currently is his heir as Tengku Mahkota Pahang) studying at Sherborne School, Tengku Muhammad (Addin) studying at Harrow School and Tengku Ahmad is currently studying at Caldicott School all of them in England.


  • a) Yang Mulia Tengku Iman Afzan Tengku Abdullah, daughter of Julia Abdul Rais (born in 1992) at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
  • b) Yang Mulia Tengku Ilisha Ameera Tengku Abdullah, daughter of Julia Abdul Rais (born 1994) Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
  • c) Yang Mulia Tengku Ilyana Tengku Abdullah daughter of Julia Rais, (born on (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 20) at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
  • d) Yang Mulia Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafizatu’llah (shortly Tengku Afzan), born on (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 16), twin with her brother Ahmad, daughter of Azizah.[5]
  • e) Yang Mulia Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah Athiyatullah (shortly Tengku Jihan), born on (2002-04-27) 27 April 2002 (age 15), daughter of Azizah).[5]

As of 2013, his daughters, the eldest child, Tengku Iman Afzan and Tengku Ilisha Ameera, both studying at University of Nottingham while Tengku Ilyana Abdullah is studying at Down House School also in England.

Adoptive sons[edit]

Tengku Mahkota Abdullah also adopted a son before the birth of his own:

  • Yang Mulia Tengku Amir Nasser Ibrahim bin Tengku Arif Bendahara Ibrahim, adopted in 1987. He was born on 25 August 1986 as the youngest son of the late Tengku Arif Bendahara Ibrahim and his third wife, Czarina binti Abdullah.

Yang Mulia Tengku Amir Nasser Ibrahim and Puteri Suraiya Afzan Binti Mohamed Moiz married on 19 December 2012. The couple's first child, Yang Mulia Tengku Adam Ibrahim Shah, He was (born on (2015-12-27)27 December 2015) (age &&&&&&&&&&&&05501 year 6 months)


He is the president of the Football Association of Malaysia, a vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee and president of the Asian Hockey Federation.

Honours of Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah[edit]

He has been awarded :[3]

Honours of Pahang[edit]

National and Sultanal Honours[edit]

Honours of Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah[edit]

She has been awarded :[3]

Honours of Pahang[edit]

National and Sultanal Honours[edit]



  1. ^ "Brigadier-General H.R.H. Paduka Sri Sultan Mahmud Iskandar al-Haj ibni al-Marhum Sultan Sir Ismail, Sultan of Johor" as cited in Royal Ark
  2. ^ The Royal Ark, Johor genealogical details, p.10
  3. ^ a b c d The Royal Ark, Pahang genealogical details, p.10
  4. ^ Photo of Hassanal with parents Abdullah and Azizah
  5. ^ a b c d e Photo of Azizah with her children : Tengku Muhammad (top left), Tengku Hassanal (top right), Tengku Ahmad Ismail (down left with blue jacket), Tengku Jahan (down center) and Tengku Afzan (down right with glasses).

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