Year 1970

Tun Abdul Razak Became Prime Minister

Tuesday, 22nd September 1970

Tun Abdul Razak (1922-1976) became Malaysia’s 2nd prime minister ruling from 1970 to 1976. Tun Razak was the Prime Minister responsible in setting up Barisan Nasional, which is the ruling coalition of political parties. After the May 13 Incident in 1969, Tun Abdul Razak's faction in UMNO overthrew Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra and imposed a State of Emergency, ruling by decree until 1970.