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Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
تونكو عبدالرحمن ڤوترا الحاج

DMN DK DUK AC CH
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1st Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
31 August 1957 – 22 September 1970
(Malaya until 13 September 1963)
Monarch Abdul Rahman
Hishamuddin
Syed Putra
Ismail Nasiruddin
Abdul Halim
Deputy Abdul Razak
Preceded by Himself
as Chief Minister of Malaya
Succeeded by Abdul Razak
Chief Minister of Malaya
In office
1 August 1955 – 31 August 1957
Monarch Elizabeth II
High Commissioner Donald MacGillivray
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Himself
as Prime Minister of Malaya
1st Secretary-General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
In office
1970–1973
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Hassan Al-Touhami
5th President of the Asian Football Confederation
In office
1958 – 11 December 1977
Preceded by Nam Cheong Chan
Succeeded by Kambiz Atabay
Personal details
Born (1903-02-08)8 February 1903
Alor Star, Kedah, Siam Flag of Siam (1855).svg
Died 6 December 1990(1990-12-06) (aged 87)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia
Resting place Kedah Royal Mausoleum
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malays National Organisation (1946–1988)
Spouse(s) Meriam Chong (1933–1935)
Violet Coulson (1935–1946)
Sharifah Rodziah (1939–1990)
Children

Tunku Khadijah
Tunku Ahmad Nerang

Sulaiman (adopted)
Mariam (adopted)
Faridah (adopted)
Alma mater St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Inner Temple
Profession Lawyer

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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