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Abdul Rahman Abbas

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Preceded by  Ooi Ean Kwong
Name  Abdul Abbas
Succeeded by  Yahaya Abdul Hamid
Role  Politician

Political party  UMNO
Spouse  Majimor Shariff
Residence  Seri Mutiara
Education  University of Malaya
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Chief Minister  See list Koh Tsu Koon Lim Guan Eng
Preceded by  Hamdan bin Sheikh Tahir
Born  15 May 1938 (age 77) Permatang Pauh, Penang, Straits Settlements (1938-05-15)
Party  United Malays National Organisation

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Tun Dato' Seri Utama Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas (born 15 April 1938) is the current Yang di-Pertua Negeri (the Head of the State/ the Supreme Head of the State) of the state of Penang, Malaysia. The post is synonymous with its English term – governor. He is a former politician from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). Abdul Rahman was appointed to the governorship by the King in May 2001 and has since been reappointed three times, in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

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Early life

Tun Abdul Rahman studied at Permatang Sintok Malay School in Kepala Batas and Sultan Idris Teachers College in Tanjung Malim before attending a teaching course at the Language Institute, Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malaya in 1973. After graduating, Abdul Rahman became a teacher.

Political career

Abdul Rahman joined UMNO after ending his career in teaching. He was an exco member of the party's Youth wing (1975–1979) and held the position of Kepala Batas division treasurer from 1995 to his appointment as governor.

In 1977, Abdul Rahman was elected to the Penang State Assembly in a by-election following the death of Ahmad Badawi Haji Abdullah, the father of former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. During the four terms he served, Abdul Rahman was also a member of the state executive council under Chief Minister Lim Chong Eu. In his final term, he was elected Speaker of the State Assembly.

Yang di-Pertua Negeri

Abdul Rahman was appointed Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in May 2001 for four years. In 2005, his term was extended for another four years by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin. He was reappointed by Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin in 2009 and 2011.

Honours & titles of Abdul Rahman Abbas

He has been awarded :

Titles

He holds currently the title of "Tun Datuk Seri Utama" by combination of his highest Federal Malaysian title "Tun" (SMN) and his highest Malaccan title "Datuk Seri Utama" (DUNM)
In other states of Malaysia, a similar combination between his highest Federal Malaysian title "Tun" (SMN) and his local highest title may be used. Example : Tun Datuk Seri Panglima in Sabah.

Honours of Penang

  • As 7th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang (since 1 May 2001)
  • Order of the Defender of State :
  • Member (DJN)
  • Companion (DMPN) with title Dato’
  • Knight Grand Commander (DUPN) with title Dato’ Seri Utama
  • Grand Master
  • Honours of Malaysia

  •  Malaysia :
  • Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realm (SMN) with title Tun
  •  Kedah :
  • Member of the Supreme Order of Sri Mahawangsa (DMK)
  •  Sabah :
  • Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK) with title Datuk Seri Panglima
  •  Sarawak :
  • Knight Grand Commander (Datuk Patinggi) of the Order of the Star of Hornbill Sarawak (DP) with title Datuk Patinggi
  • Honours & titles of Majimor binti Shariff

    Toh Puan Dato' Seri Utama Hajah Majimor binti Shariff has been awarded :

    Titles

    She holds currently the title of "Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama" by combination of the female form "Toh Puan" connected to her husband's highest Federal Malaysian title "Tun" (SMN) and her highest Malaccan title "Datuk Seri Utama" (DUNM)

    Honours of Penang

  • As wife of the 7th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang (since 1 May 2001) :
  • Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of State (DUPN) with title Dato’ Seri Utama
  • References

    Abdul Rahman Abbas Wikipedia


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