Tunku Abdul Rahman

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
تونكو عبدالرحمن ڤوترا الحاج

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1st Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
31 August 1957 – 22 September 1970
(Malaya until 13 September 1963)
MonarchAbdul Rahman
Syed Putra
Ismail Nasiruddin
Abdul Halim
DeputyAbdul Razak
Preceded byHimself
as Chief Minister of Malaya
Succeeded byAbdul Razak
Chief Minister of Malaya
In office
1 August 1955 – 31 August 1957
MonarchElizabeth II
High CommissionerDonald MacGillivray
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHimself
as Prime Minister of Malaya
1st Secretary-General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHassan Al-Touhami
5th President of the Asian Football Confederation
In office
1958 – 11 December 1977
Preceded byNam Cheong Chan
Succeeded byKambiz Atabay
Personal details
Born(1903-02-08)8 February 1903
Alor Star, Kedah, Siam
Died6 December 1990(1990-12-06) (aged 87)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia
Resting placeKedah Royal Mausoleum
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (1946–1988)
Spouse(s)Meriam Chong (1933–1935)
Violet Coulson (1935–1946)
Sharifah Rodziah (1939–1990)
ChildrenTunku Khadijah
Tunku Ahmad Nerang
Sulaiman (adopted)
Mariam (adopted)
Faridah (adopted)
Alma materSt Catharine's College, Cambridge
Inner Temple

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah II (Jawi: تونكو عبدالرحمن ڤوترا الحاج ابن المرحوم سلطان عبدالحميد حاليم شه ; DMN, DK, DUK, AC, CH, 8 February 1903 – 6 December 1990) was a Malaysian politician. He was the first Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955 to 1957, before becoming Malaya's first Prime Minister after independence in 1957. He remained Prime Minister until his resignation in 1970.

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