Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid

Tun Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Majid (10 March 1908 – 10 May 1975) was the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca from 1971 to 1975.[1] He also served as Menteri Besar in two states from 1952 until 1956.[2][3]

Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid
عبدالعزيز عبدالمجيد
Abdul Aziz Majid.jpg
3rd Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca
In office
31 August 1971 – 9 May 1975
Preceded byAbdul Malek Yusuf
Succeeded bySyed Zahiruddin Syed Hassan
4th Menteri Besar of Selangor
In office
1 September 1955 – 1956
Preceded byRaja Uda
Succeeded byIsmail Abdul Latif
3rd Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan
In office
1 October 1952 – 1 October 1953
Preceded byAbdul Malek Yusuf
Succeeded byAbdul Malek Yusuf
Personal details
Born
Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Majid

(1908-03-10)10 March 1908
Kajang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Federated Malay States
Died10 May 1975(1975-05-10) (aged 67)
Malacca City, Malaysia
Spouse(s)Raja Teh Zaiton Raja Kamarulzaman
Children4

Early lifeEdit

He was educated at Kajang High School, Kajang, Selangor.

In March 1948, he took the 'Second Deconshire Course' at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

CareerEdit

He started his career as a teacher before appointed as Collector of Land Revenue, Assistant District Officer and District Officer. Later, he served as Assistant Secretary at the Selangor Local Commissioner's office. On 1 February 1948, he was again appointed as the First Secretary to the Selangor Government Secretary.

After studying in United Kingdom, he was appointed District Officer Teluk Anson (now Teluk Intan). He was later appointed as a Member of the State Assembly Negeri Sembilan and Assistant Secretary of Internal Security in the Defense Division

In 1952, he was appointed by Tunku Abdul Rahman as the first Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan. Then on 1 September 1955 he was appointed as Menteri Besar of Selangor.

In 1956, he was appointed to represent the kings in the Merdeka delegation to United Kingdom to discuss matters of defense Malaysia.

After retiring from politics, he was appointed as Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka and lived in the official residence Sri Melaka (now as a museum) until his death.[4]

HonoursEdit

Honours of MalaysiaEdit

Places named after himEdit

Several places were named after him, including:

  • Jalan Tun Abdul Aziz in Kajang, Selangor
  • Tun Abdul Aziz Mosque in Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Tun Abdul Aziz Majid in Hulu Langat, Selangor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Third President of Malacca". 2012-09-24. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  2. ^ "Senarai Menteri Besar (in Malay)". 2016-09-09. Archived from the original on 2020-08-17. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  3. ^ "Senarai Menteri Besar (in Malay)". 2019-05-14. Archived from the original on 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  4. ^ Arkib Negara Malaysia online
  5. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1958" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1972" (PDF).
Preceded by Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca
1971–1975
Succeeded by