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Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak DK (Pahang) MP
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6th Prime Minister of Malaysia
Assumed office
3 April 2009
Monarch Mizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Deputy Muhyiddin Yassin
Preceded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
7 January 2004 – 3 April 2009
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Preceded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Succeeded by Muhyiddin Yassin
Menteri Besar of Pahang
In office
4 May 1982 – 14 August 1986
Preceded by Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
Succeeded by Mohd Khalil Yaakob
Personal details
Born 23 July 1953 (age 60)
Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaya
(now Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia)
Political party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Spouse(s) Puteri Zainah Eskandar (1976–1987)
Rosmah Mansor (1987–present)
Children Mohd Nizar
Puteri Norlisa
Mohd Nazifuddin
Nooryana Najwa
Norashman Razak
Alma mater Malvern College
University of Nottingham
Religion Sunni Islam
Website pmo.gov.my

Early life

Born 23 July 1953, in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Najib is the eldest of Prime Minister Abdul Razak's six sons, and the nephew of Hussein Onn, Malaysia's third Prime Minister. His younger brother, Dato' Seri Mohd Nazir Abdul Razak,[3] runs the country's second-largest lender, Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Bhd.[4] Najib is also one of the Four Noblemen of the Pahang Darul Makmur (Royal Court) by virtue of his inherited title as the Orang Kaya Indera Shahbandar.

 He received his primary and secondary education at St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He later attended Malvern College[5] in Worcestershire, England, and subsequently went to the University of Nottingham, where he received a bachelor's degree in industrial economics in 1974. Najib Razak returned to Malaysia in 1974 and entered the business world, serving briefly in Bank Negara (Central Bank) and later with Petronas (Malaysia's national oil company) as a public affairs manager.[6]

In 1976 Najib married Tengku Puteri Zainah Tengku Eskandar ('Kui Yie') with whom he has three children: Mohd Nizar Najib (born 1978), Mohd Nazifuddin Najib and Puteri Norlisa Najib. In 1987 he divorced Ku Yie and married Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor with whom he has two children: Mohd Norashman Najib and Nooryana Najwa Najib.