Ismail Abdul Rahman

Malaysian politician

Tun Dr. Ismail bin Abdul Rahman (Jawi: إسماعيل بن عبدالرحمن‎; 4 November 1915 – 2 August 1973) was a Malaysian politician from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He was the second Deputy Prime Minister from 1970 until his death of a heart attack in 1973. He has been called "the man who saved Malaysia" for his actions as Minister of Home Affairs after the May 13 Incident of racial rioting in 1969.[1]


Ismail Abdul Rahman

إسماعيل عبدالرحمن‎
Ismail Abdul Rahman.jpeg
2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
22 September 1970 – 2 August 1973
MonarchAbdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdul Razak Hussein
Preceded byAbdul Razak Hussein
Succeeded byHussein Onn
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
20 May 1969 – 2 August 1973
MonarchIsmail Nasiruddin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterTunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Razak Hussein
Preceded byAbdul Razak Hussein
Succeeded byGhazali Shafie
In office
1965–1967
MonarchIsmail Nasiruddin
Prime MinisterTunku Abdul Rahman
Preceded byTunku Abdul Rahman
Succeeded byAbdul Razak Hussein
Minister of External Affairs
In office
3 February 1959 – 31 August 1960
MonarchAbdul Rahman
Hisamuddin
Prime MinisterTunku Abdul Rahman
Preceded byTunku Abdul Rahman
Succeeded byTunku Abdul Rahman
2nd Deputy President of the
United Malays National Organisation
In office
22 September 1970 – 2 August 1973
PresidentAbdul Razak Hussein
Preceded byAbdul Razak Hussein
Succeeded byHussein Onn
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Johore Timor
(Parliament suspended 13 May 1969 – 20 February 1971)
In office
11 September 1959 – 2 August 1973
Preceded byHimself
(as Member of the Malayan Federal Legislative Council for Johore Timor)
Succeeded byAbdul Rahman Sabri
Member of the Malayan Federal Legislative Council for Johore Timor
In office
1955–1959
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byHimself
(as Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Johore Timor)
Personal details
Born
Ismail bin Abdul Rahman

(1915-11-04)4 November 1915
Johor Bahru, Johor, Unfederated Malay States, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died2 August 1973(1973-08-02) (aged 57)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Resting placeMakam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)
Norashikin Mohd Seth (m. 1950)
RelationsSuleiman Abdul Rahman (brother)
Awang Hassan (brother-in-law)
Ghazali Mohd Seth (brother-in-law)
Abu Bakar Suleiman (nephew)
Yahya Awang (nephew)
Children6
MotherZaharah Abu Bakar
FatherAbdul Rahman Mohamed Yassin
Alma materQueen's College, The University of Melbourne (MBBS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The man who saved Malaysia" (PDF). New Straits Times. Perdana Leadership Foundation. 31 December 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2021.