Tunku Annuar

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Tunku Annuar
Tunku Bendahara of Kedah
Chairman of the Council of Regency of Kedah
Tenure 13 December 2011 – 21 May 2014
Born (1939-06-30) 30 June 1939 (age 83)
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Ipoh, Perak
Spouse Sharifah Saleha Syed Omar Shahabuddin (m. 1962, div.)
Noor Suzanna Abdullah
Issue Tunku Putra Badlishah
Tunku Azudin Shah
Tunku Johanez
Tunku Marina
Father Sultan Badlishah
Mother Tengku Asma Sultan Sulaiman

Tan Sri Tunku Annuar ibni Sultan Badlishah PSM DKH DMK SPMK SSDK PSB (30 June 1939 – 21 May 2014) was a member of the Kedah royal family and Chairman of the Regency Council of the Malaysian state of Kedah. He was the son of Sultan Badlishah and the half-brother of Sultan Abdul Halim.


Tunku Annuar was born on 30 June 1939, the first son of Tunku Badlishah by his third wife, Tengku Asma Sultan Sulaiman. His father, Tunku Badlishah, was the seventh son of Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim. His mother, Tengku Asma, was a daughter of Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah of Terengganu. She was crowned Sultanah of Kedah in 1943. Tunku Badlishah was appointed Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Kedah in 1935 and became sultan in 1943.[1]

Tunku Annuar was educated at Malay College Kuala Kangsar[2] then pursue his study at Australian Army Staff College, Fort Queenscliff.[1] He was granted the title Tunku Bendahara in 1981.[1]

On 12 December 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the Council of Regency after Tuanku Abdul Halim became Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Other members of the council include his brothers Tunku Sallehuddin, Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani, and Tuanku Abdul Halim's daughter Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz.[3]

Marriages and children

Tunku Annuar married Sharifah Saleha Syed Omar Shahabuddin on 22 January 1962. They had four children:[1]

  • Tunku Marina
  • Tunku Putra Badlishah (born 6 September 1964), who married Wan Zainab Wan Mahmud (born 30 July 1964) on 5 February 1987) and has four children:
    • Tunku Putri Nadia
    • Tunku Intan Nazirah
    • Tunku Asma Narissa
    • Tunku Annuar Nazirshah
  • Tunku Johanez
  • Tunku Azudin Shah (born 1969), who married Paula Malai Ali (born 3 March 1974) on 23 September 2002.[4] They divorced in 2006.

His second wife was Toh Puan Noor Suzanna Abdullah, the current Toh Puan Bendahara.[1] Toh Puan Noor Suzanna has been involved in various charity events for flood victims in Kedah. The couple has one son.

  • Tunku Harunnarasheed Putra [5][6]

Death and funeral

Tunku Annuar died at 12:20 am on 21 May 2014 at Pantai Hospital in Ipoh, Perak, of a heart attack. He was 74. His body was laid to rest at the Kedah Royal Mausoleum in Langgar, Kedah after Asr prayers.


Honours of Kedah

He has been awarded:[7][8]

His second wife, Noor Suzanna, Toh Puan Bendahara was awarded :

Honours of Malaysia

He has been awarded:[7][8]


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