SHAH ALAM – Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj will be proclaimed the Raja Muda of Selangor at Istana Alam Shah, Klang, this Saturday.
The ceremony will be held for two days – this Saturday and next Saturday (Oct 15).
Tengku Amir Shah, 25, was born on Dec 12, 1990 in San Francisco, United States.
He is the youngest of the three children of Sultan Sharafuddin but from the sultan’s second marriage to Cik Puan Nur Lisa Idris Abdullah, an American.
Tengku Amir Shah obtained his primary and secondary education at the Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur, before studying at Wellington College, United Kingdom from 2004 until his A-Levels in 2009.
He then pursued a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology at Leeds University, United Kingdom in 2014.
As a prince who is interested in extreme sports, Tengku Amir Shah got involved in the military field with strong support from his father.
From Sept 23 to Dec 5, 2014, he underwent an intensive military preparatory course at the Army Academy in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
Tengku Amir Shah then continued with his military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), United Kingdom and completed it with distinction on April 15, 2016.
Following this, on July 19, he was commissioned as a military officer with the rank of Lieutenant in the 17th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment (RMR) in a ceremony at the 8th Battalion, Royal Ranger Regiment camp in Malacca.
Besides the military, Tengku Amir Shah is interested in various sports such as golf, football as well as extreme sports like water rafting, all-terrain vehicle riding, biking and paintball.
He often participates in local and overseas golf competitions, including the Selangor Raja Muda Golf Invitation Championship organised by the major golf clubs in the state.
As a prince of the people, Tengku Amir Shah does not forget his responsibilities in serving the people.
He is the royal patron of various non-governmental organisations whose objective is to help the people improve their standard of living.
Among the organisations of which he is the patron are Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor, Selangor Cheshire Home Welfare Foundation and Selangor Youth Community (SAY).
He has actively donated to the poor and participated in health awareness programmes for the public on the dangers of drug abuse and the dengue epidemic.
He also often attends religious events organised by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS).