Awang Hassan

Politician

1910 – 1998

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Who was Awang Hassan?

Tun Datuk Dr Haji Awang bin Hassan was a Malaysian politician.

He was born in Muar, Johor. He was educated by Sekolah Bukit Zahrah in Johor Bahru. Awang began attendance at the KE VII College of Medicine in the 1930s. He worked as a specialist in Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore before opening his own clinic.

Awang started politics and made Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat and Member of Parliament for Muar. He was the Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia after which he became the 5th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang, Malaysia from 1981 to 1989 attending the UN. Awang and his brother-in-law founded the United Malays National Organisation.

Tun Awang married Toh Puan Khadijah Abdul Rahman, sister of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. He had four sons and two daughters.

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Born
1910
Muar
Religion
  • Islam
Died
Oct 23, 1998

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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