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Abdul Razak,

(äb`do͝ol rä`zäk), 1922–76, prime minister of Malaysia (1970–76). Elected to the national legislature in 1959, he was deputy prime minister and minister of defense from 1959 to 1970. In 1970, he became prime minister, foreign minister, and defense minister, succeeding Tunku Abdul RahmanAbdul Rahman, Tunku,
, 1903–90, Malaysian political leader. A prince (tunku), he was the fifth son of Sultan Abdul Halim Shah of Kedah and was educated in England at Cambridge. Abdul Rahman entered the Kedah state civil service in 1931.
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. While attempting to reduce racial tensions, he promoted Malay economic control, Islam and the Malay language. He died in office. Najib RazakNajib Razak
or Najib Tun Razak
, 1958–, Malaysian politician. A Malay, he is a member of a prominent political family, the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Abdul Razak, and the nephew of its third, Hussein Onn.
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 is his son.

Razak, Abdul:

see Abdul RazakAbdul Razak,
, 1922–76, prime minister of Malaysia (1970–76). Elected to the national legislature in 1959, he was deputy prime minister and minister of defense from 1959 to 1970.
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They were implemented by Abdul Razak Hussein, Najib's father, in the wake of the 1969 race riots in an attempt to balance the inequalities between poor Malays and the country's ethnic Chinese and Indians.
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Najib was born in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, on July 23, 1953, and is the eldest son of the late Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysia's second Prime Minister, and Rahah Mohd Noah.
Unlike his father Abdul Razak Hussein, highly regarded by all, Najib has arrived at the top with a full load of baggage.
The oldest son of Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysia's second prime minister, and a nephew of the third, Hussein Onn, Najib is regarded as a political blue blood.
The British-trained economist is the eldest son of the country's second prime minister, Abdul Razak Hussein, and nephew of the third, Hussein Onn.
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Najib is a son of Malaysia's second prime minister, the late Abdul Razak Hussein.