Syed Jaafar Albar

Syed Jaafar Albar

Tan Sri Syed Jaafar bin Hassan Albar (Arabic: سيد جعفر بن حسن البار‎ Saiyid Ja`far bin Ḥasan al-bār; born 1914 –January 14, 1977) was a Malaysian politician. His staunch defense of his political party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) — which leads the governing Barisan Nasional coalition — led to him being given the moniker "Lion of UMNO". He was also known for his radical views on Malay sovereignty over Malaysia, and Malay supremacy in politics, and is of Hadhrami Arab descent.

He served as the Secretary-General of UMNO during the early 1960s, but resigned after Singapore was allowed to secede from Malaysia.

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