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Tun Hussein Onn

Tun Hussein Onn

Order: 3rd Prime Minister
Term of Office: January 15, 1976 - July 16, 1981
Preceded by: Tun Abdul Razak
Succeeded by: Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
Date of Birth February 12, 1922
Place of Birth: Johor Bahru, Johor
Date of Death: May 29, 1990
Place of Death: San Francisco, United States of America
Wife: Tun Suhailah Tan Sri Noah
Occupation: lawyer
Political Party: UMNO
Deputy PM: Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad (1976 - 1981)

Tun Hussein Onn (1922-1990) was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1976 to 1981. He was granted the soubriquet Bapa Perpaduan (Father of Unity).

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Tun Hussein Onn was Malaysia’s third prime minister, leading the country from 1976 to 1981.
Tun Hussein is renowned for stressing on the issue of unity through policies aimed at rectifying economic imbalances between the communities.
Tun Hussein, who was married to Toh Puan Suhaila Tan Sri Haji Mohd Noah, underwent a coronary bypass in early 1981.
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