His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra was proclaimed the Crown Prince of Kelantan on 11 Nov 1967, at the age of 18. On 30 Mar 1979, on the demise of his father, His Royal Highness ascended the throne as the 28th Sultan of Kelantan, and was officially crowned as the Sultan a year later.
The only son and youngest child, His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra has a strong foundation of religious education, and is well versed with the Kelantan royal protocol, as he had received proper education and training since young.
His Royal Highness's reign is witnessed with various changes and progress in the State of Kelantan, especially in matters relating to the development of land, agriculture, infrastructure and education. Other rapid developments are evident in the sectors of commercial, industrial and tourism.
Year 2004 marks 25 years of the reign of His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra. This stamp issue is to commemorate this Silver Jubilee celebration.
Date of Issue : 29 Feb 2004
Postmark : Kota Bharu
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
On 8 Jan 2002, His Royal Highness was conferred the Honorary Doctorate in Political Science by Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand.