The Chancellor of UniMAP






D.K., S.P.M.P., P.A.T.,
Doctor of Education (Honoris Causa) La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia
Honorary Doctorate in Management Science, Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand

December 30, 1967, is a special day as a son was born from the bond of love between His Majesty Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail and Raja Permaisuri Tuanku Fauziah binti Al-Marhum Tengku Abdul Rashid. His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullailis the only prince of the royal couple.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin started primary school in 1974 at Putra Primary School, Kangar, Perlis and secondary school in 1980 at Derma Secondary School, Kangar, Perlis. He continued his studies in Penang Free High School, Penang in 1983. He then went to Melbourne, Australia in 1984 to study at Carey Grammar School, Kew by entering form five and then studied matriculation until 1985.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin then furthered his studies at La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec.) in 1989. In 2002, he was awarded the La Trobe Medal, the highest honorary title of the University. He is the second recipient of the award after the President of Greece.

In 1990, he began his career as an executive at Malaysia Airlines (MAS) where he served as a Management Trainee in the General Management Division. From 1992 to 1993, he was appointed as the Executive Director of Marketing and Sales (International) for the Australasian, Europe, the Middle East and India market and then to Asia and Africa from 1994 to 1995.

In 1995 to 1998, he was the Area Manager for Spain and Portugal and he resided in Madrid. He then became the Area Manager for Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe in which he resided in Zurich.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin is married to His Royal Highness Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah on 9th of May 1994 and is blessed with two daughters and a son, Yang Amat Mulia Sharifah Khatreena Nuraniah, Yang Amat Mulia Sharifah Farah Adriana and Yang Amat Mulia Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Areeb. He was awarded the honorary title Seri Paduka Mahkota Perlis (PMP) which carries the title Dato 'Seri in conjunction with the Birthday of Tuanku Raja Perlis in 1998. In 2000, he was awarded the title of His Royal Highness the Raja Muda Perlis and began his official role and functions after the official declaration was held on October 12, 2000.

He was appointed the Pemangku Raja Perlis on 12 December 2001 for a period of five years when Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail was appointed the 12thSeri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong. On that date also His Majesty was conferred with the Bintang Kebesaran Darjah Kerabat Perlis (D.K.). With the appointment, he ended his career with MAS on 31st January 2002. On 1st September 2003.Tuanku Syed Faizuddin was appointed as the first Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) by His Majesty the Yang di - Pertuan Agong.

As the Pemangku Raja Perlis, he has ordered the state of Perlis to flourish in terms of basic amenities to the people and the source of income for the people and the state. He ensures the success of the Visit Perlis 2003-2005 campaign and the Perlis Cemerlang Negeri Gemilang Sukan program (Perlis Sport Excellence program).

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin is a football fan. During his school days, he represented the state in the football tournament organized by the Malaysia Schools Sports Council (MSSM). He is still actively playing football and often supports every League match involving the Perlis football team. He is also a fan of Manchester United.

Nowadays, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin is also a leading the 504 Regiment Wataniah Army as a Commander with the rank of Brigadier General. He is also the President of the Council of Islamic Religion and Malay Custom Perlis (MAIPs) and the President of Perlis Putra Golf Club. He is also the patron of Malaysia La Trobe University Alumni (PALTUM). the Red Crescent Society for Perlis branch, Malaysia Chefs Association, Malaysia Football Project Ken Barnes Soccer Skills, Perlis Lawn Bowls Association, and the Association of the Congregation of Dato'- Dato 'of Perlis. Tuanku Syed Faizuddin and Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen have performed the haj in January 2004 in Mecca.

The Tuanku Syed Putra Foundation which is presently being chaired by His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, the Crown Prince of Perlis, was formed by the Perlis State Government after being granted by His Royal Highness the King of Perlis in the year 1986 under the Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra Perlis enactment. The foundation was created to uphold the name and goodwill of the His Royal Highness Tuanku Raja Perlis at the time, Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail. His Highness was the people's king and displayed concerned about the educational development and the quality of life of his subjects. It had been his will and intent that the foundation was formed to be a charitable institution to be able to contribute effectively to the educational and socio-economic development of his people.