Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis

Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis binti Almarhum Tengku Abdul Hamid (born 6 January 1949) is the former Raja Perempuan (Queen consort) of Kelantan. She is the widow of Sultan Ismail Petra and the mother of Sultan Muhammad V. She is now styled as Yang Maha Mulia Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis.

Raja Perempuan of Kelantan
Reign30 March 1979 - 13 September 2010
Coronation30 March 1980
PredecessorRaja Perempuan Zainab II (as Raja Perempuan)
SuccessorSultanah Nur Diana Petra Abdullah (as Sultanah)
Born (1949-01-06) 6 January 1949 (age 73)
Palm Manor, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, British Malaya
(m. 1968; died 2019)
Tengku Anis binti Tengku Abdul Hamid
Regnal name
Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis
FatherTengku Abdul Hamid bin Tengku Muda Sulong Abdul Putra
MotherTengku Azizah binti Tengku Mohd Hamzah
ReligionSunni Islam


Tengku Anis was born on the 6th of January 1949 at Palm Manor, Kota Bharu to Tengku Abdul Hamid bin Tengku Muda Sulong Abdul Putra (Thai: มานพ พิพิธภักดี; RTGSManop Phiphitphakdi) and his wife, Tengku Azizah binti Tengku Sri Maharaja Muhammad Hamzah. Her paternal grandfather, Tengku Abdul Putra, was the eldest son of the last reigning King of Jering, which was then one of the seven states in Southern Siam under Malay rule. Her maternal grandfather, Tengku Muhammad Hamzah, was the last Chief Minister of Kelantan appointed by the Sultan and the first post-independence Menteri Besar.[1]

She received religious education from a personal tutor and completed her formal primary and secondary education at Zainab English School. She was conferred an Honorary Degree doctorate of Philosophy in Human Resources Development from the Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand on the 26th of February 2005.

On 4 December 1968, Tengku Anis married Tengku Ismail Petra, the then-Tengku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Kelantan at the Istana Kota Lama in Kota Bharu. Following this, she was bestowed the title of Tengku Ampuan Mahkota (Crown Princess) of Kelantan on the 1st of January 1969.[2]

In 1979, Sultan Yahya Petra (at the time King of Malaysia) passed and Tengku Ismail Petra was installed the Sultan of Kelantan. She was installed the Raja Perempuan (Queen) of Kelantan on the 30th of March 1979. Her husband, HRH Sultan Ismail Petra, reigned until the 13th of September 2010, and was succeeded by their eldest son, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra.[3]


The royal couple have four children:

Social contributionsEdit

Tengku Anis always pays serious attention to the welfare of the people and always shows a deep interest in the movement of charities in the state of Kelantan. She is the patron of various organisations such as:

  • Founder of Darul Aitam Orphanage
  • Founder of Tengku Anis Kindergarten[4]
  • Patron of Kelantan Foundation for the Disabled
  • Patron of Kelantan Handicraft Foundation
  • Patron of Kelantan Heart Patient Foundation


She was awarded:

Honours of KelantanEdit

  •   Recipient (DK) of the Royal Family Order (Al-Yunusi Star)
  •   Knight Grand Commander (SPMK) of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan (Al-Muhammadi Star)

Honours of MalaysiaEdit

Foreign honoursEdit

Honorary degreesEdit

Places named after herEdit

Several places were named after her, including:

  • Tengku Anis Hospital in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan
  • Tengku Anis Kindergarten in Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Tengku Anis Municipal Park in Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Tengku Anis Orchid Park in Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Tengku Anis Bazaar in Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • Tengku Anis Library, a library at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Machang, Kelantan
  • Pusat Dokumentasi Melayu Tengku Anis, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Wilayah Timur in Kota Bharu, Kelantan



  1. ^ Mantan Raja Perempuan Kelantan, YMM Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis - 05.11.2010
  2. ^ Kenali DYMM Tengku Anis
  3. ^ YMM Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis Almarhum Tengku Abdul Hamid..
  4. ^ "12 Kerabat Diraja Malaysia, Ikhlas Menghulur Bakti Buat Ringankan Beban Rakyat Jelata". 19 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Buku program Majlis Konvokesyen Universiti Malaysia Terengganu ke-16".
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Malaysian royalty
Preceded by
Tengku Zainab
(as Raja Perempuan)
Consort of the Sultan of Kelantan
Raja Perempuan

Succeeded by
Che Puan Nur Diana Petra Abdullah
(as Sultanah)