Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Portrait of The First Yang Di-Pertuan Agong


The portrait of the First Yang Di-Pertuan Agong for 1st and 2nd Series of Malaysian Banknotes


The Portrait of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong for the 3rd and 4th Series of Malaysian Banknotes

As to date, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has issued four series of Malaysian Banknotes. All of these banknotes feature the portrait of the first Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia. The above are the four different portrait of the first Yang Di-Pertuan Agong depicts on the Malaysian banknotes. Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad was the first Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of the Federation of Malaysia elected on 3 August 1957 for a five year term.

Established in 1957 under the constitution of the federation of Malaysia, Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is the highest ranking office created by the constitution. He is "the Supreme Head of the Federation" and the Malaysia's Head of State.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is formally elected by and from among the nine Rulers of the Malay States namely Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor for a five year term.

The current or 13th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia is Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, the 16th Sultan of the state of Terengganu.

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