Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Malaysian Politician
Born Apr 13, 1937

Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh bin Tengku Mohd Hamzah is a major Malaysian political figure from the state of Kelantan, and a former Finance Minister. He is an uncle of the current Raja Perempuan (queen) of Kelantan. Tengku is a Malay hereditary title usually translated as prince. He is fondly known as Ku Li, derived from the last syllables of Tengku Razaleigh: this is a common kind of contraction in the dialect of Kelantan.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.


1937 Birth Born on April 13, 1937.


1959 22 Years Old He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1959 and later continued his studies at Lincoln's Inn. … Read More
1962 25 Years Old 1 More Event
As the former president of the Malayan Students Union in London and secretary of the Malay Society in Britain, Razaleigh has entered into politics on 23 April 1962. … Read More


1969 32 Years Old In the 1969 general election, Razaleigh won Kelantan State Legislative Assembly seat of Ulu Kelantan Barat. … Read More
1971 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1971, Razaleigh's led trade delegation went to China to initiate a prospect of initiating a business relationship. … Read More
1973 36 Years Old Later he was appointed as the Treasurer of UMNO by the then-President of UMNO Tun Abdul Razak in 1973.
1974 37 Years Old In the 1974 general election, Razaleigh won the Parliamentary seat of then-Ulu Kelantan (now known as, Gua Musang).
1975 38 Years Old In 1975, after securing the most votes for the Vice-President post in the party election, he continue to serve as one of the Vice-Presidents of UMNO.
1976 39 Years Old After Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak's sudden death in 1976, he was appointed as Finance Minister by the new Prime Minister, Hussein Onn.


1978 41 Years Old Razaleigh's planning is reputed to have been the main reason the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, of which UMNO is a member, almost totally defeated the opposition Islamic party of PAS in the 1978 general election and the Kelantan state elections of the same year. … Read More


1987 50 Years Old In 1987, Tengku Razaleigh challenged Mahathir. … Read More
1989 52 Years Old Tengku Razaleigh at the same time went on his own path and found a new political party called Semangat 46 in 1989. … Read More
1993 56 Years Old In the 1993 constitutional crisis, Razaleigh strongly opposed the amendment for Rulers to be tried at court and their legal immunity be stripped. … Read More
1996 59 Years Old In 1996, Tengku Razaleigh disbanded Semangat 46 and rejoined UMNO.


2004 67 Years Old In 2004, he announced his interest for the UMNO top post yet again but failed to garner enough nominations to contest the presidency.
2011 74 Years Old 1 More Event
On 22 July 2011, Angkatan Amanah Merdeka (Amanah), a Non-Government Organisation was launched by Razaleigh at Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman to revive and restore the spirit of Merdeka among Malaysians. … Read More
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