Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman

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Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Datuk Patinggi
Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman
2nd Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
In office
2 April 1969 – 2 April 1977
Preceded by Abang Haji Openg
Succeeded by Abang Muhammad Salahuddin
Personal details
Born 1898
Sibu, Kingdom of Sarawak
Died 28 November 1986(1986-11-28) (aged 87–88)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysian
Spouse(s) Rajemah
Religion Sunni Islam

Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman was the second Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak (Governor of Sarawak) from 1969 to 1977.[1]

Early life

Born to a renowned Malay family in Sibu, he was educated in 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.He later retired from Sarawak Government Civil Service in December 1960.

Political career

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

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

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.

Places named after him

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

References

  1. "Previous Governors Of Sarawak". The Borneo Post. 28 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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