Tun Mutahir of Malacca

Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Mutahir (died 1510) was a famous Bendahara of the Malaccan Sultanate. Of Indian Muslim ancestry, he was the seventh Bendahara, a post equivalent to a prime minister. Prior to holding the post of Bendahara, he also held the post of Temenggung. He was also an influential Indian Muslim leader in Malacca who elected Indian Muslims to important posts in the Malaccan government.[citation needed]

Tun Mutahir
7th Bendahara of the Sultanate of Malacca
In office
Preceded byTun Perpatih Putih
Succeeded byBendahara Lubok Batu Tepok Paduka Tuan

Raja Mudaliar, after learning that a legal opponent had bribed the bendahara into siding with him, employed the assistance of Laksamana Khoja Hassan to spread rumors claiming that Tun Mutahir was scheming to take over the throne.

The Sultan then ordered the execution of Mutahir's family with the exception of Tun Fatimah, Mutahir's daughter whom the sultan desired to marry. Upon realising his mistake, Sultan Mahmud abdicated in favour of his son, Sultan Ahmad Shah.


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