Permaisuri Siti Aishah

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Siti Aishah
Raja Permaisuri Agong XI
Permaisuri of Selangor
Raja Permaisuri Agong
Tenure 26 April 1999 – 21 November 2001
Installation 23 September 1999
Predecessor Tuanku Najihah
Successor Tengku Fauziah
Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor
Tenure 28 October 1998 – 21 November 2001
Predecessor Tengku Ampuan Rahimah
Successor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin
Born (1971-11-18) 18 November 1971 (age 45)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Spouse Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Full name
Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman (as birth)
House Kuala Lumpur
Father Abdul Rahman Mohd Yatim
Mother Shamshina Abdul Rahman
Religion Sunni Islam

Permaisuri Siti Aishah (née Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman; born 18 November 1971) was the consort of the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. She is the youngest ever Raja Permaisuri Agong (Queen) of Malaysia, ascending the throne at the age of 28 on 26 April 1999. During her reign as Raja Permaisuri Agong, she was known as Tuanku Siti Aishah.

Early life[edit]

She grew up in Kuala Lumpur, received her early education at the Jalan Gurney Primary School and furthered her studies in banking at the Kelantan branch campus of the Universiti Teknologi MARA (Formerly known as Institut Teknologi Mara) in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Marriage[edit]

Having married Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj on 3 May 1990, she was made Che Puan Besar of Selangor. On 28 October 1998, she became Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor with style Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tengku Permaisuri Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Siti Aishah.

The second commoner to become Raja Permaisuri Agong, she is believed to have remarried since the death of her husband the late king on 21 November 2001 - a claim which she has since denied.

Life after the death of Sultan Salahuddin[edit]

She came back into the public eye on New Year's Day 2006 for an exclusive interview by The Star Malaysia, where the newspaper had wrongly addressed by her former title, "Tuanku Siti Aishah". The Selangor Council of the Royal Court immediately responded that the widowed consort of the late Sultan of Selangor should instead be properly addressed as Yang Amat Mulia (roughly equivalent to Her Exalted Highness) Permaisuri Siti Aishah.[1] The honorific title Yang Amat Mulia was in recognition of the Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat Dihormati (DK, The Most Honourable Royal Family Order of Selangor), which was conferred on her by her late husband.

In the interview, she talked about her life since the late king (whom she fondly referred to as Almarhum) died, how she coped with his death with her family's love and support, her nephews Abdul Aziz (whom the late king named after himself shortly before he died) and Abdul Azim as her solace, her role as the former queen of Malaysia, her relationship with the late king, and her hope to find love and remarry again, with her parents' blessings.[2]

Permaisuri Siti Aishah was also the patron of the UiTM Alumni, Selangor Women’s Association, Selangor Girl Guides, Jantung Hatiku Society and Girl Guides Association of Malaysia.

Title and Styles[edit]

  • 18 November 1971- 2 May 1990 : Cik Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman
  • 3 May 1990 - 27 November 1998 : Her Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia) Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman, The Che Puan Besar of Selangor
  • 28 November 1998 - 25 April 1999 : Her Royal Highness (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia) Tuanku Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman, The Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor
  • 26 April 1999 - 21 November 2001 : Her Majesty (Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda) Tuanku Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman, The Raja Permaisuri Agong XI
  • 22 November 2001 - current : Her Highness (Yang Amat Mulia) Permaisuri Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman, The Former Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor

Honours[edit]

She was awarded:[3]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

Foreign Honours[edit]

[7]

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tunku Najihah
(Tunku Ampuan of Negeri Sembilan)
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Queen of Malaysia)
Succeeded by
Tengku Fauziah
(Raja Perempuan of Perlis)