Yang Amat Mulia Permaisuri Siti
Aishah binti Abdul Rahman, formerly Duli Yang Maha Mulia
Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Siti Aishah binti
Abdul Rahman, born on 18 November
1971, was the youngest ever Raja Permaisuri Agong (Queen) of
to that title at the age of 29 in 1999.
up in Kuala
Lumpur, received her early education at the Jalan Gurney
Primary School and furthered her studies in banking at the Kelantan branch
campus of the Mara Institute of Technology (now known as Universiti Teknologi MARA) in
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin
Alam Shah Al-Haj
in 1990, she was made Cik Puan Besar of
Selangor. In 1997, she became Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor.
The second commoner to become Raja Permaisuri Agong, she is
believed to have remarried since the death of her husband the late
king on 21 November 2001 - a claim which she has since
Life after the death of Sultan Salahuddin
She came back into the limelight on New Year's Day in 2006 for an
exclusive interview by The Star
Malaysia, where the newspaper had wrongly addressed her as Tuanku
Siti Aishah. The Selangor Council of the Royal Court has then
immediately responded by stating that the former consort of the
late Sultan of Selangor
addressed as Yang Amat Mulia (YAM, roughly equivalent to Her Royal
Highness, HRH) Permaisuri Siti Aishah binti Abdul Rahman.
The honorific title Yang Amat Mulia was in recognition of the
Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat Dihormati (DK, The Most Honourable Royal
Family Order of Selangor), which was conferred on her by her late
husband Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
In the interview, she talked about her life since the late king
(whom she fondly referred to as Almarhum
) died, how she
coped with his death with her family's love and support, her
nephews Abdul Aziz (whom the late king named after himself shortly
before he died) and Abdul Azim as her solace, her role as the
former queen of Malaysia, her relationship with the late king, and
her hope to find love and remarry again, with her parents'
Yang Amat Mulia Permaisuri Siti Aishah was the patron of the UiTM
Alumni, Selangor Women’s Association, Selangor Girl Guides, Jantung
Hatiku Society and Girl Guides Association of Malaysia.
She now lives a quiet retirement with her family and spends her
free time being nanny to her nephews, reading, cooking, playing
golf, collecting books and travelling.