Abdul Razak Hussein

Tun Abdul Razak bin Haji Dato ' Hussein Al- Haj ( born March 11, 1922 in Pekan, † January 14, 1976 in London) called, usually Tun Abdul Razak or Tun Razak, a Malaysian politician and from 1970 to 1976, was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia. He belonged to the politically dominant party United Malays National Organisation ( UMNO ), and also founded the coalition Barisan Nasional, which holds the majority in the Malaysian Parliament since its inception. Najib Razak, the current Prime Minister of Malaysia, is the eldest son of Abdul Razak.

Razak was born in 1922 in what is now the Malaysian state of Pahang, who belonged at this time to the Federated Malay States, and as such was a protectorate of the United Kingdom. From 1940 he studied at Raffles College in Singapore, but had to stop because of the Second World War, when the Japanese Empire Singapore conquered his studies. After the war he studied law in London and was appointed by Lincoln 's Inn, Barrister at Law for 1950.

Upon his return to Malaysia, he joined UMNO. In September 1970, he broke from Tunku Abdul Rahman as prime minister.

Razak died in 1976 as Acting Prime Minister due to leukemia disease in a therapeutic stay in London. Successor was the Deputy Prime Minister Hussein Onn. Razak was buried in the Makam Pahlawan, a mausoleum for distinguished personalities in Malaysia, near the Malaysian State Mosque, the National Mosque.