Tun Haji Abdul Razak bin Hussein Al-Haj (1922 – 1976) was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1970 to 1976. Abdul Razak was born in Pulau Keladi (Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia) on 11 March 11 1922 and died on 14 January 1976 while seeking medical treatment in London (England, United Kingdom) for leukemia. Abdul Razak was descended from a long line of Pahang chieftains of Bugis descent. Abdul Razak was Malaysia’s 2nd Prime Minister from 22 September 1970 to 14 January 1976.
He was the brother-in-law of Tun Hussein Onn, his successor as Prime Minister. Abdul Razak’s eldest son, Najib Tun Razak.
The Prefix “Tun” title has existed in the Malay society for hundreds of years. Tun is the most senior federal title awarded to recipients of either the SMN (Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara) or SSM (Seri Setia Mahkota). There may not be more than 35 local living holders of each of these awards at any one time. The numerical limits apply only to Malaysian subjects. Foreigners may receive the award in a supernumerary and honorary capacity and use the title locally.