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Published by YUVARANI SARAVANA SAMI, 2021-04-19 22:54:03

Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Raja Idris Shah

Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Raja Idris Shah

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS RAJA
ZARITH SOFIAH BINTI

ALMARHUM SULTAN IDRIS
SHAH AL MUTAWAKKIL
ALALLAHI SHAH

MYSELF

NAME : SASMITHAA A/P GASAVAN

CLASS : 5 VAAIMAI

E-MAIL ADDRESS : [email protected]

SCHOOL NAME : SJKT TAMAN TUN AMINAH

SCHOOL ADDRESS : JALAN PERKASA 1,

TAMAN UNGKU TUN AMINAH,

81300 JOHOR BAHRU, JOHOR

CONTENTS

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1 INTRODUCTION 4

2 BIODATA OF RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH 5-7

3 EDUCATION OF RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH 8

4 THE CAREER OF RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH 9-10

CONTRIBUTIONS OF RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH 11-18
5

LEADERSHIP VALUES THAT CAN BE 19
6 EMULATED BY THE CURRENT

GENERATION.

7 CONCLUSION 20

8 REFERENCE SOURCE 21

INTRODUCTION

FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY
PARENTS WHO HAVE HELPED ME MAKE THIS ANYFLIP WITH

SUCCESS. THEY HAVE TAKEN THIER TIME AND PROVIDED
INFORMATION AS WELL AS GIVEN ME GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

TO COMPLETE THIS ANYFLIP.
IN ADDITION, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PRINCIPAL OF SJKT
TAMAN TUN AMINAH MR. REVINDRAN FOR ALLOWING ME TO

PREPARE THIS ANYFLIP.
NEXT, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK MY ENGLISH SUBJECT

TEACHER, MRS.YUVARANI AND GURU BIMBINGAN DAN
KAUNSELING SEPENUH MASA (GBKSM) MR. POONCHELVAN WHO

HAS GIVEN ME GUIDANCE.
FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE

HELPED ME PREPARING THIS ANYFLIP.

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BIODATA

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH WAS BORN IN ISTANA
RAJA MUDA, TELUK ANSON IN PERAK ON 14 AUGUST 1959. SHE WAS
THE THIRD CHILD AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF SULTAN IDRIS SHAH
II OF PERAK AND RAJA PEREMPUAN MUZWIN BINTI RAJA ARIF SHAH.
SHE WAS BORN AS A MEMBER OF THE PERAK ROYAL FAMILY.

IN 1982, HRH RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH WAS MARRIED TO THE HEIR OF
THE THRONE OF JOHOR WHICH IS TUNKU IBRAHIM ISMAIL.
TUNKU IBRAHIM ISMAIL WAS PROCLAIMED THE 25TH SULTAN OF
JOHOR AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER IN JANUARY 2010. HRH
RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH WAS ADDRESSED AS DYMM, THE CONSORT OF
THE SULTAN OF JOHOR UNTIL HER CORORNATION TOOK PLACE. ON
HER CORORNATION DAY , SHE WAS CONFERRED THE TITLE QUEEN
CONSORT OF JOHOR.

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IN 1982, HER MAJESTY RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH WAS MARRIED TO THE HEIR OF THE
THRONE WHICH IS HIS MAJESTY TUNKU IBRAHIM ISMAIL.. HER MAJESTY RAJA
ZARITH SOFIAH WAS ADDRESSED AS DYMM, THE CONSORT OF THE SULTAN OF
JOHOR UNTIL HER CORORNATION TOOK PLACE. ON HER CORONATION DAY, SHE
WAS CONFERRED THE TITLE QUEEN CONSORT OF JOHOR

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NOW SHE IS 61 YEARS OLD AND SHE IS A MOTHER TO SIX CHILDREN.
WHICH IS :
• TUNKU ISMAIL IDRIS ABDUL MAJID ABU BAKAR (BORN 30 JUNE 1984), THE

TUNKU MAHKOTA OF JOHOR
• TUNKU TUN AMINAH, (BORN 8 APRIL 1986), A COSMETICS DESIGNER
• TUNKU IDRIS, THE TUNKU TEMENGGONG OF JOHOR (BORN 25 DECEMBER

1987)
• TUNKU ABDUL JALIL, THE TUNKU LAKSAMANA OF JOHOR (5 DECEMBER

1990-5 JULY 2015)
• TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, THE TUNKU PANGLIMA OF JOHOR (BORN 5

FEBRUARY 1993)
• TUNKU ABU BAKAR, THE TUNKU PUTERA OF JOHOR (BORN 30 MAY 2001)

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EDUCATION

HER MAJESTY ATTENDED DATIN KHADIJAH PRIMARY SCHOOL AND
THEN RAJA PEREMPUAN KELSOM SCHOOL IN KUALA KANGSAR,
BEFORE MOVING ON TO CHELTENHAM LADIES' COLLEGE,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM (1972 - 1977) TO COMPLETE
HER SECONDARY EDUCATION.
SHE ENROLLED INTO DAVIES COLLEGE IN LONDON IN 1977. IN 1978,
SHE WAS OFFERED A PLACE AT SOMERVILLE COLLEGE AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AFTER SHE PASSED THE ENTRANCE
EXAMINATIONS. SHE GRADUATED WITH A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN
CHINESE STUDIES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN 1983 AND
HER MASTER OF ARTS IN 1986.

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THE CAREER

NOW SHE PARTICIPATES IN THE WORK OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL
ORGANISATIONS AND UNIVERSITIES, AND WRITES A PERIODICAL
COLUMN FOR A NEWSPAPER. HER MAJESTY RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH IS
THE CHANCELLOR OF UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA(UTM), JOHOR
BAHRU. RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH IS ALSO A FELLOW OF THE SCHOOL OF
LANGUAGE STUDIES AND LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN
MALAYSIA (UKM). SHE DELIVERED THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 2011
UKM INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CONFERENCE. SHE IS THE ROYAL
PATRON OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA CLUB (BEGINNING
MICHAELMAS 2011.

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HER MAJESTY RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH IS A STRONG ADVOCATE OF
IMPROVING THE USE OF ENGLISH IN MALAYSIA. IN ADDITION TO
MALAY AND ENGLISH, SHE SPEAKS MANDARIN CHINESE, ITALIAN
AND FRENCH.

SHE HAS AUTHORED SEVERAL CHILDREN'S BOOKS, INCLUDING
PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG, AND WRITES FOR THE STAR'S "MIND
MATTERS" COLUMN.

RAJA ZARITH SUPPORTS VARIOUS CHARITABLE AND NON-
GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIOPENS. SHE IS A PATRON OF THE JOHOR
SPASTIC CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION, ROTARY CLUB OF TEBRAU HEART
FUND AND THE MALAYSIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
ASSOCIATION. SHE IS ALSO THE CHAIR OF THE COMMUNITY
SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE MALAYSIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY.

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THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH

THERE IS A FOUNDATION WHICH IS NAMED AFTER HER WHICH IS
CALLED YAYASAN RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH NEGERI JOHOR. IT WAS
LAUNCHED ON 28 NOVEMBER 2012 AT THE KUALA LUMPUR CAMPUS
OF UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA. THE FOUNDATION'S PURPOSE
IS TO GENERATE FUNDS FOR VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES.
THE FOUNDATION WAS SET UP AFTER THE SULTAN OF JOHOR AND SHE
AGREED WITH THE PROPOSAL BY UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA,
IN LINE WITH THE ROYAL JOHOR INSTITUTION, IN DEVELOPING THE
TEACHINGS OF ISLAM.

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THE CONTRIBUTION

IN FEBRUARY 2012, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS DELIVERED A LECTURE AT
SOMERVILLE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, ENTITLED “WE ARE
LIKE YOU: WHAT MALAYSIAN MUSLIMS HAVE IN COMMON WITH OTHER
COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.” SHE PARTICIPATED IN THE MAY
2012 DITCHLEY ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY
THE OXFORD CENTRE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES (OCIS) AND THE UNIVERSITI
TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA (UTM). SHE ALSO DELIVERED A KEYNOTE
ADDRESS AT THE ‘3RD SULTAN QABOOS AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY WORK’
ON 5TH DECEMBER 2013 IN MUSCAT, OMAN, AND FOR THE 2013 PCORE
(VOICES OF PEACE, CONSCIENCE AND REASON) FORUM IN KUALA
LUMPUR ENTITLED “UNITY & MULTICULTURALISM : BUILDING A
FUTURE TOGETHER.”

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THE CONTRIBUTION

TUANKU RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH HAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN
DEVELOPING THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF THE MALAYSIAN
EDUCATION SYSTEM. SHE HAS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN FORUMS
AND COLLABORATED WITH FOREIGN EXPERTS TO DISCUSS WAYS
TO STRENGTHEN THE MALAYSIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM. HRH RAJA
ZARITH SOFIAH IS ALSO A PROLIFIC WRITER. SHE HAS AUTHORED
CHILDREN’S STORY BOOKS AS WELL AS THE ‘MIND MATTERS’
COLUMN IN AN ENGLISH DAILY NEWSPAPER. ‘ON COMMON
GROUND’, A BOOK COMPILING 80 OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS’
SELECTED ARTICLES AS PUBLISHED IN THE COLUMN ON COMMON
GROUND AND MIND MATTERS IN THE NEW STRAITS TIMES AND THE
SUNDAY STAR RESPECTIVELY FROM 2000 TO 2012 WAS LAUNCHED IN
OCTOBER 2013.

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DONATIONS FOR RAJA
ZARITH SOFIAH FOUNDATION

THE QUEEN OF JOHOR, RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH SULTAN IDRIS
SHAH DONATED HER MONTHLY ALLOWANCE FROM THE STATE
GOVERNMENT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUND OF THE RAJA
ZARITH SOFIAH JOHOR STATE FOUNDATION.

HER MAJESTY SAID THE COUNTRY IS FACING VARIOUS
ECONOMIC CHALLENGES AND MANY PARTIES ARE ALSO
AFFECTED AS A RESULT OF THIS MATTER, ESPECIALLY DUE TO
THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC.

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RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH’S
ADVISE TO THE GRADUATES

QUEEN OF JOHOR RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH ALMARHUM SULTAN IDRIS
SHAH ADVISED GRADUATES WHO HAD JUST GRADUATED NOT TO
CHOOSE JOBS TOO MUCH IN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY.
HER MAJESTY SAID "IN THE CURRENT UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC
SITUATION, THERE ARE DEFINITELY CHALLENGES AND CONSTRAINTS
IN GETTING THE JOB OF LIMITED DREAMS AND THE COMPETITION IS
ALSO GREAT THEREFORE, GRADUATES SHOULD BE WISE TO TAKE THE
OPPORTUNITY AND SEIZE ANY PROGRAM ORGANIZED BY THE
GOVERNMENT TO HELP YOU FIND A JOB,“ SHE SAID WHEN OFFICIATING
THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 55TH UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
(UTM) RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH, WHO IS THE CHANCELLOR OF THE
UNIVERSITY, ALSO HOPES THAT THE GRADUATES WILL NOT FORGET
THE SERVICES AND SACRIFICES OF THEIR PARENTS WHO ALWAYS GIVE
SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION WHEN THEY STUDY.

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‘RATAPAN MANGSA BANJIR’
POEM

FULL OF SINCERITY, THE EXPRESSION OF LOVE BETWEEN THE KING AND
THE PEOPLE WAS CLEARLY REFLECTED THROUGH THE RECITATION OF
POETRY BY THE SULTAN OF JOHOR, RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH SULTAN IDRIS AT
THE INDEPENDENCE POETRY MANIFESTATION NIGHT 2010 AT SEKOLAH
MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TUNKU MAHKOTA, PARIT RAJA. THE POEM
ENTITLED 'RATAPAN MANGSA BANJIR' WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY THE
QUEEN HERSELF SEEMED TO HAVE ITS OWN SPIRIT THAT 'CAPTURED' THE
SOULS OF THE AUDIENCE AT THE CEREMONY. ACCORDING TO RAJA
ZARITH SOFIAH, IN ORDER TO MAKE THE POETRY MANIFESTATION NIGHT
A SUCCESS, HER MAJESTY SPENT TWO DAYS TO COMPLETE THE POEM.

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KING LAUNCHES COFFEE
TABLE BOOK BY RAJA ZARITH

SOFIA

THE YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG TUANKU ABDUL HALIM MU’ADZAM
SHAH LAUNCHED A COFFEE TABLE BOOK TITLED ON COMMON
GROUND BY COLUMNIST TUANKU RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH SULTAN IDRIS
SHAH.THE EVENT WAS ALSO GRACED BY THE RAJA PERMAISURI
AGONG TUANKU HAJAH HAMINAH.ON COMMON GROUND IS A
COLLECTION OF 80 SELECTED ARTICLES BY RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH
THAT WERE PUBLISHED IN HER COLUMN ON COMMON GROUND AND
MIND MATTERS IN THE NEW STRAITS TIMES AND THE SUNDAY STAR
RESPECTIVELY FROM 2000 TO 2012.IN HER SPEECH, RAJA ZARITH
SOFIAH, WHO IS THE CONSORT OF THE SULTAN OF JOHOR, THANKED
THE KING AND QUEEN FOR GRACING THE BOOK LAUNCH.

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IT WAS A DREAM FOR ANY WRITER TO HAVE HIS OR HER WORK
PUBLISHED, SHE SAID“BEYOND OUR FAMILIES SHARING MEMORIES
TOGETHER, ALL OF US, AS MALAYSIANS, SHARE THE SAME CONCERNS
ABOUT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES SHE SAID IT WAS ALSO
REWARDING TO MEET DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND BE TOLD
THAT THEY HAD ENJOYED READING HER ARTICLES.

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LEADERSHIP VALUES THAT
CAN BE EMULATED BY THE

CURRENT GENERATION

• Humility

Integrity Vision

Self The good Helps others
awareness values of
HRH Raja
Zarith Sofiah

Commitment Supportive

Inspirational

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CONCLUSION

HRH RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH IS ONE OF AN EXAMPLE OF A GOOD
LEADER WITH “HEART”. BEING BORN IN A ROYAL FAMILY, HER
HUMBLENESS AND MODESTY FASCINATED THE PEOPLE.

HRH RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH IS INDEED A WOMAN OF HIGH SPIRITS
AND AMBITION TO SEE MALAYSIANS IN BETTER CONDITION. SHE
HELD MANY FORUMS AND WORKED WITH EXPERTS FROM
OVERSEAS TO DISCUSS THE DIRECTION OF NATIONAL
EDUCATION. INDEED, HER ROLE IN STRENGTHENING THE
LEARNING SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA IS IMMENSE.

HRH RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH WAS A DEGREE AND MASTER
GRADUATE FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY. WITH HER GOOD
EDUCATION BACKGROUND, AND GOOD LEADERSHIP EXAMPLES,
I BELIEVE SHE IS ONE OF THE EXAMPLE THAT SUITES WITH THE
QUOTE, “TO HANDLE YOURSELF, USE YOUR HEAD; TO HANDLE
OTHERS, USE YOUR HEART”.

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REFERENCE SOURCE

• https://kemahkotaan.johor.gov.my/biodata/hrh-sultan-of-johor/?lang=en
• https://www.some.ox.ac.uk/about-somerville/somerville-stories/raja-zarith-sofia-

idris/
• https://people.utm.my/yusliza/2019/08/28/leadership/
• https://exchange.nottingham.ac.uk/blog/raja-zarith-receives-honorary-degree-

from-university-of-nottingham-malaysia-campus/
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Zarith_Sofiah
• https://pspbtp.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/raja-zarith-sofiah-deklamasi-ratapan-

mangsa-banjir/

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