Sunday, December 28, 2008


Negri ruler and former Agong Tuanku Ja’afar dies

Negri Sembilan Yang diPertuan Besar Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who was the nation’s 10th Yang diPertuan Agong from 1994 to 1999, died at about 11.45am Saturday. He was 86 years old.
Born in 1922, Tuanku Ja’afar studied at Malay College Kuala Kangsar before graduating from the University of Nottingham. He then attended Balliol College in Oxford.
During the Japanese occupation, he served at the Seremban Land Office and as district officer of Rembau from 1946 to 1947. Upon his return from Britain in 1952, he held several posts in the civil service.
In 1957, he took up a special course for diplomatic services in London and was appointed Charge d’ Affaires in Washington DC, then as First Secretary with the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, and later was Consular and Deputy High Commissioner at the High Commission of Malaya in London.
Tuanku Ja’afar was later appointed the Malaysian Ambassador to Egypt and then High Commissioner to Nigeria and Ghana.
He was recalled by the Negri Sembilan state government after the death of his brother Tuanku Munawir, the state ruler, and was appointed Ruler in 1967.
Tuanku Ja’afar was the 10th Yang diPertuan Agong of Malaysia.
He leaves behind wife Tuanku Najihah Tunku Besar Burhanuddin, three sons and three daughters.


dollah yankee said...

Al Fatihah..turut sedih,dan pernah jumpa tuanku inperson dekat hurghada,egypt..tapi lagi sedih sebab monday baru nak simpan..

kassim said...

the way tuanku jaafar and the rest of the ns royal family treated tunku besar mukhriz was scandalous!

i used to have lunch with him at the lake club and the way the royals avoided him was pitiful.

ya allah ya tuhanku. tunjukkanlah bahawa ada keadilan di dunia ini and let him be the next yamtuan.

this is his credentials:

Y.A.M. Tunku Muhriz ibni al-Marhum Tuanku Munawir, Tunku Besar. b. at Kuala Pilah, 14th January 1948, educ. Tuanku Muhammad, and Tunku Besar Schs., Tampin; King George V Sch., Seremban; Aldenham Sch., Elstree, and Univ. Coll. of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB). Appointed as Tunku Laksamana 1962, and prom. to Tunku Besar 7th July 1967. Dir. Nylex (Malaysia) Bhd. since 2002. Rcvd: DKYR, PPT. m. 25th April 1974, Y.M. Tengku Dato’ Aisha Rohani binti Tengku Besar Mahmud (b. at Batu Gajah, 19th June 1952), rcvd: DPTJ, daughter of Captain Y.A.M. Tengku Besar Mahmud ibni al-Marhum Sultan Zainal Abidin, Tengku Sri Utama Raja, of Trengganu, sometime Grand Chamberlain to the King of Malaysia, by his second wife, Y. Bhg. To’ Puan Hajjah Zain un-Mariam binti Haji Su Mahmud, daughter of Haji Su Mahmud bin Dato’ Sri Amar di-Raja Haji Ngah Muhammad. He had issue, three sons:
• a) Y.M. Tunku ‘Ali Ritha ud-din bin Tunku Muhriz. b. at the Univ. Hosp., Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 26th April 1977, educ. Alice Smith Sch., Kuala Lumpur; Marlborough, Wilts., and Christ’s Coll., Cambridge (BA 1998). Employed with McKinsey & Co., where he worked primarily out of its London, Hong Kong and Singapore until 2004, Snr. Vice-Presdt. Investments for Khazanah Nasional Bhd. since 2004.
• b) Y.M. Tunku Zain al-’Abidin bin Tunku Muhriz. b. at the Univ. Hosp., Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 6th July 1982, educ. Alice Smith Sch., Kuala Lumpur; Marlborough, Wilts., and LSE, London (BSc. & MSc. Sociology & Politics). Parliamentary Researcher at the House of Commons 2005-2006, Consultant World Bank 2006-2007, Dir. Malaysia Think Tank London since 2007.
• c) Y.M. Tunku Alif Husain Saif ud-din al-Amin bin Tunku Muhriz. b. at the General Hosp., Kuala Lumpur, 3rd September 1984.

Anonymous said...

kassim, Tuanku Ja'afar did not steal the throne from Tuanku Muhriz in 1967. He did not even know he was going to be Yang Di Pertuan Besar. If u wanna blame someone, blame the Undangs then. Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar always invited Tuanku Muhriz to functions but Tuanku Muhriz never turned up. After Tuanku Muhriz's father passed away and after Tuanku Ja'afar's appointment as Yam Tuan, Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar allowed Tuanku Muhriz's mother to stay in the Istana for a year to mourn. Now, I hear that Tuanku Muhriz would like Tuanku Ampuan Najihah to vacate the Istana in Sri Menanti, a mere 10 days after Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar's demise. Where is the justice? So is revenge the best way to treat someone who has always been kind to you? Let Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar rest in peace. Al Fatihah

amin limau perut said...

When Tuanku Jaafar was elected as the Yang DiPertuan Besar public opinion was against Tuanku Mukriz because of a cow shooting incident.However when Tuanku Jaafar passed away public opinion was against his family because of their extravagant livestyle plus their detachment from the rakyat.Both parties should understand that closeness with the rakyat is vital.If it is true Tuanku Mukriz tried to evict Tunku Najihah from the palace so soon,then he does not demonstrate maturity.After all Tunku Najihah is his mother's sister.