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Upon completing his training in Sandhurst, His Royal Highness returned home and joined the Malaysian Defense Ministry. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd regiment of the Malaysian Reconnaissance Corps from 12th December 1965. His Royal Highness also served in Sabah in 1966 and in Sarawak in 1967 and he was transferred to Pahang until resignation on the 31st December 1969 to concentrate on affairs of the state of Perlis.
In 1970, His Royal Highness served the army again after being appointed as Captain of the Local Territorial Army where he served from 16th November 1970 until 1st October 1972. His Royal Highness also served as the Commanding Officer of Regiment 504, an Army Reserved Unit, with the rank of Colonel. His Royal Highness was appointed Colonel-In-Chief of the Malaysian Rangers on 19th September 2000.
His Royal Highness was also actively involved in sports especially golf, tennis and football. In May 1971, His Royal Highness was elected President of the Putra Golf Club, a post he held until 16th April 2000. His Royal Highness is also the patron of the Perlis Referees Association since 1967 and held the post of the Yang DiPertua, Perlis Football Association for 18 years.
His Royal Highness is dedicated towards his people and takes great interest and care especially in the field of education. In 1986, His Royal Highness was elected the Chairman of the Tuanku Syed Putra Foundation, an organization formed to assists students in Perlis to further their studies in institution of higher learning, both locally and abroad. This, in return would help uplift the living standard in the state. His Royal Highness is also the Chancellor of the University Sains Malaysia.
His Royal Highness is keen on religious matters and is directly involved in the religious affairs of the state where he heads the Perlis Religious Islamic Council. His Royal Highness ensured that the religious understanding is based on the Fahaman Sunnah Wal Jammaah. To ensure that these teachings are spread and preached correctly throughout Perlis, His Royal Highness constantly seeks advice from religious experts in Perlis.