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Prime Minister

Najib Razak's mother

Suhaila Noah

Succeeded by
Toh Puan Suhaila Noah

Rahah Noah

Mohamad Noah Omar

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Preceded by
Tun Sharifah Rodziah Syed Alwo Barakbah

Abdul Razak Hussein (m. 1952–1976)

Najib Razak, Mohamed Nazir bin Abdul Razak

Nooryana Najwa Najib, Nizar Najib, Nazifuddin Najib, Norashman Najib, Puteri Norlisa Najib

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Tun Rahah binti Tan Sri Mohammad Noah (born 1933) is the widow of former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and the mother of current Prime Minister Najib Razak. She is the daughter of Mohamad Noah Omar, former Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat.


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Rahah was born 1933 in Muar, Johor. She is the youngest of Mohamad Noah Omar's ten children. While attending secondary school in Johor Bahru, Rahah was introduced to Abdul Razak Hussein, by then already an active member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), by Taib Andak, a friend of Abdul Razak while studying in London. They married on 4 September 1952.

Abdul Razak became the second Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1970. As the prime minister's spouse, she served as President of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia and patron of the Muslim Women's Action Organisation (Pertiwi). In 1976, Razak died in office, leaving Rahah widowed at the relatively young age of 43.

She is the chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, the university founded in honour of her husband. Since Abdul Razak was the prime minister who established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, all Chinese ambassadors make a courtesy call on Rahah upon arriving in Malaysia.

In an interview conducted in 2011, Rahah said she spends most of her time attending religious classes with friends.


Abdul Razak and Rahah have five children:

  • Mohd Najib (born 1953), the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia.
  • Ahmad Johari (born 1954)
  • Mohd Nizam (born 1958)
  • Mohd Nazim (born 1962)
  • Mohd Nazir (born 1964), the current chief executive of CIMB, one of the largest financial services companies in Malaysia
  • Rahah's sister, Suhaila, was married to Abdul Razak's successor as prime minister, Tun Hussein Onn.


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