Tuanku Bujang

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Tuanku Bujang
2nd Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
In office
2 April 1969 – 2 April 1977
Preceded byAbang Haji Openg
Succeeded byAbang Muhammad Salahuddin
Personal details
Born(1898-12-12)12 December 1898
Sibu, Kingdom of Sarawak
Died28 November 1986(1986-11-28) (aged 87)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
NationalityMalaysian
Spouse(s)Rajemah

Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Bujang bin Tuanku Othman (12 December 1898[1] – 28 November 1986) was the second Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak (Governor of Sarawak) from 1969 to 1977.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born to a renowned Malay family in Sibu with distant Hadhrami Arab ancestry, he was educated in a Malay school and later joined the Sarawak Civil Service as a Native Officer in 1934. He was awarded the title of "Datu" in June 1954, and a year later was promoted to Sarawak Administrative Service as an officer and he later retired from Sarawak Government Civil Service in December 1960.

Political career[edit]

After his retirement from the Civil Service, he became the president of Barisan Ra'ayat Jati Sarawak (BARJASA) in 1962, a political party in favour of the formation of Malaysia. After the establishment of Malaysia, he was appointed as senator in 1963, and was awarded Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.), which carries the title "Tan Sri" by the Malaysian Government.

Appointment as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri[edit]

He was appointed as the second Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor of Sarawak) by the King of Malaysia upon the death of the former governor, Tun Abang Haji Openg. Upon the appointment, he was awarded Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara (S.M.N.), which carried the title "Tun". He would serve as the governor for the second term in 1973, before his term ended in 1977.

Post-governorship and death[edit]

Little is known about his doing after his tenure as the governor of Sarawak ended in 1977. On 28 November 1986, he died peacefully in Kuching, where he was buried.

Honours[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

Places named after him[edit]

  • Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang, Miri (Tuanku Haji Bujang College, Miri) - previously known as SMK Tanjung Lobang (Tanjong Lobang Secondary School) and Tanjong Lobang College
  • Padang Sukan Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Haji Bujang in Bukit Lima Sports Complex, Sibu.
  • Sibu Townsquare Phase 1, Sibu

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Previous Governors Of Sarawak". The Borneo Post. 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  4. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1970" (PDF).
  • Who's Who Sarawak 82/83 (First Edition), Sarawak Publishing House Sdn.Bhd.
Preceded by
Abang Haji Openg
Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
1969 - 1977
Succeeded by
Abang Muhammad Salahuddin