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Sunday April 9, 2006

Tunku Mahkota’s son named Raja Muda of Johor


JOHOR BARU: The Tunku Mahkota of Johor’s eldest prince Tunku Ismail Idris Abdul Majid Abu Bakar Iskandar Ibni Tunku Ibrahim Ismail has been appointed Raja Muda Johor. 

The Raja Muda was appointed in conjunction with the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar’s birthday yesterday. The appointment and investiture ceremony were held at the Istana Besar here.  

GRAND CEREMONY: Sultan Iskandar pinning the award on Tunku Ismail Idris at the Istana Besar in Johor Baru yesterday.
He was also conferred the Darjah Kerabat Johor Yang Amat Dihormati Pangkat Kedua (DKII) while the Sultan’s daughter Puteri Tunku Besar Zabedah Sultan Iskandar received the Darjah Kerabat Johor Yang Amat Dihormati Pangkat Pertama (DK1). 

Born on June 30, 1984, Tunku Ismail Ibrahim is the eldest prince of Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ibrahim Ismail and his consort Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah and received his early education in Sekolah Sri Utama and SRK St Joseph here.  

He subsequently received secondary education at the Australian International School Singapore and in 1999, pursued his studies at Hale School, in Perth, Australia, until 2002.  

In July 2003, he followed in his grandfather's and father’s footsteps in undergoing training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, India.  

Tunku Ismail Ibrahim was given the rank of a Lieutenant in December 2004 and was absorbed into the Indian Army as an officer in the Regiment 61st Cavalry in Jaipur, and is still serving in the Indian Army.  

Tunku Ismail Ibrahim, a skilful horse rider and polo player, was bestowed the “Best In Riding” award among cadets for year 2003-2004. He was also the polo player for his regiment and has won many trophies.  

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