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Tun Abdul Razak

Tun Abdul Razak

Order: 2nd Prime Minister
Term of Office: September 22, 1970 - January 14, 1976
Preceded by: Tunku Abdul Rahman
Succeeded by: Tun Hussein Onn
Date of Birth March 11, 1922
Place of Birth: Pekan, Pahang
Date of Death: January 14, 1976
Place of Death: London, England
Wife: Tun Rahah Tan Sri Noah
Occupation: lawyer
Political Party: UMNO
Deputy PM: Tun Hussein Onn (1970 - 1976)

Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussein (1922-1976) was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1970 to 1976. He launched the Malaysian New Economic Policy in 1971. He passed away from leukemia in 1976.


Abdul Razak's son, Najib Tun Razak, became the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia under Abdullah Badawi in 2004.


He has been granted the soubriquet of Bapa Kebangunan (Father of Development).


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Abdul Razak at AllExperts (635 words)
Tun Abdul Razak bin Haji Dato' Hussein Al-Haj (1922-1976) was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1970 to 1976.
Tun Razak was also a member of the February 1956 mission to London to seek the independence of Malaya from the British.
Abdul Razak's eldest son, Najib Tun Razak, became the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia under Abdullah Badawi in 2004.
Tunku Abdul Rahman: Information from Answers.com (1590 words)
Born in Istana Pelamin, Alor Setar, Kedah, Abdul Rahman was the seventh son and twentieth child of Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, the twenty-fourth Sultan of Kedah.
Abdul Rahman began his education in 1909 at a Malay Primary School, Jalan Baharu, in Alor Setar and was later transferred to the Government English School, now the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar, where he studied during the day and read the Qur'an in the afternoon.
Abdul Rahman's powers as Prime Minister were severely curtailed, and on 22 September, 1970, he was forced to resigned as Prime Minister in favour of Tun Abdul Razak.
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