Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Tun Abdul Razak Hussein
were Malaysia's first and second prime ministers respectively while P.
Mahathir hoped scholarship holders would finish their studies faster like the second Prime Minister of the country, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein
who completed his study in two years compared to the usual duration of three years.
Into this void rose Abdul Razak Hussein
, Najib's father, who restored UMNO's hegemony by strengthening privileges for ethnic Malays and luring opposition parties -- including PAS -- into a new coalition, called the National Front (BN).
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.
He was chosen by the country's second prime minister, Abdul Razak Hussein
, Najib's father, to be assistant secretary to the powerful National Operations Council that was in charge of the country following the suspension of parliament in the aftermath of the 1969 racial riot.
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.
Bai also praise the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein
for opening diplomatic ties with China, stating it was a 'visionary act and a bold diplomatic move' amongst the Southeast Asian nation leaders.
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.
Mohamad said the call for the South China Sea to remain a safe zone had been made by Malaysia since during the time of second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein
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.