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The National Operations Council governed the country in lieu of the elected government.

The National Operations Council (NOC) or Majlis Gerakan Negara (MAGERAN) was an emergency administrative body which attempted to restore law and order in Malaysia after the 13 May Incident in 1969, when racial rioting broke out in the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur. From 1969 to 1971, the NOC governed the country in lieu of the elected government. In 1971, the NOC was dissolved with the restoration of Parliament.

Members of the CouncilEdit

The Director of Operations of NOC was Tun Razak.[1]

Councils MembersEdit

  • Minister of Home Affairs — Tun Dr Ismail
  • Minister of Finance — Tun Tan Siew Sin
  • Minister of Works, Post & Telecoms — Tun Sambanthan
  • Minister of Information & Broadcasting — Enche Hamzah bin Dato Abu Samah
  • Director-General of Public Services Department and later Chief Secretary to the Government - Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin
  • Chief of Armed Forces Staff — Tunku Osman Jiwa
  • Inspector-General of Police — Tan Sri Salleh
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs — Tan Sri Ghazali bin Shafie

The Chief Executive OfficerEdit

Director of Operations, West Malaysia — Lt. Gen. Dato Ibrahim bin Ismail


  • Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Defence — Enche Abdul Rahman Hamidon
  • Ministry of Defence — Lt. Col. Ghazali bin Che Mat
  • Royal Malaysia Police — Superintendent Haniff bin Omar
  • Attorney-General's Office - Enche Yusoff bin Abdul Rashid


  1. ^ John Slimming (1969). The Death of a Democracy. John Murray Publishers Ltd. p. 82. ISBN 978-0719520457. Appendix B