Jaafar of Negeri Sembilan

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Ja'afar ibni Almarhum Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, GCB ( born July 19, 1922 in sound; † 27 December 2008) was the tenth Yang di - Pertuan Agong ( King choice ) of Malaysia from 26 April 1994 to April 25, 1999 and the fourth of Negeri Sembilan Yamtuan Besar.

Youth and Education

Tuanku Ja'afar was the second son of Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Tuanku Muhammad Almarhum and the first son of four children of the middle-class woman, Dulcie Campbell or better known as Che ' Engku Maimunah binti Abdullah. The couple separated later.

Tuanku Ja'afar who studied at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, he was at the University of Nottingham before moving to Balliol College and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Tuanku Ja'afar joined the civil and diplomatic service for Malaysia.

Early career

During the Japanese occupation of Malaysia, Tuanku Ja'afar served with the State Office of Seremban and as District Officer of Rembau 1946-1947. Upon his return from the United Kingdom in 1952, Tuanku Ja'afar had several jobs in the public services, including assistant the Secretary of State of Perak, Assistant to the district Officers of Parit, Perak and district officials of Tampin.


Tuanku Ja'afar diplomatic career began in 1957., He received his first appointment as Charge d ' Affaires in Washington, DC, USA, followed by First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, consular and Deputy High Commissioner at the high Commission of Malaysia in London. Tuanku Ja'afar was appointed Malaysian Ambassador to Egypt and then later. Than High Commissioner in Nigeria and Ghana

Yang di - Pertuan Besar

Tuanku Ja'afar wanted to go to Japan to serve the Malaysian Embassy in this country, but was recalled by the Negeri Sembilan state government after the end of his half-brother, HRH Tuanku Munawir, the then ruler of Negeri Sembilan, in 1967.

All four Undang ( Territorial Chiefs) had unanimously Tuanku Ja'afar Yang di - Pertuan chosen as Negeri Sembilan Besar of. The choice was controversial, as was the heir apparent to the throne, Tuanku Munawirs son Tunku Muhriz bypassed. It is believed that the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, had instructed the Council, Tunku Muhriz because of his youth - not to vote - this was only eighteen.

Yang di - Pertuan Agong

Tuanku Ja'afar was 26 April 1994 until 25 April 1999, the tenth Yang di - Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He succeeds Azlan Shah.

While he was the Yang di - Pertuan Agong, Malaysia achieved many milestones, among them the successful hosting of the 16th Commonwealth Games and the APEC summit, which are both aligned in 1998. In addition, under his reign, other projects were achieved, which were the pride of Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA ) at Sepang, the Petronas Twin Towers, the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC ) and the new administrative capital of Putrajaya.