Abdul Rahman Abbas
|Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato' Seri Utama
Abdul Rahman Abbas
|Abdul Rahman Abbas in 2009|
|7th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang|
1 May 2001
|Preceded by||Hamdan bin Sheikh Tahir|
|Speaker of the Penang State Assembly|
21 October 1990 – 4 April 1995
|Preceded by||Ooi Ean Kwong|
|Succeeded by||Yahaya Abdul Hamid|
15 May 1938 |
Permatang Pauh, Penang, Straits Settlements
|Spouse(s)||Toh Puan Dato' Seri Utama Hajah Majimor binti Shariff|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
Tun Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas is the current Yang di-Pertua Negeri (often known as Governor) of the state of Penang, Malaysia. He is a former politician from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). Abdul Rahman was appointed to the governorship by the King in May 2001 and has since been reappointed three times, in 2005, 2009 and 2011.
Tun Abdul Rahman studied at Permatang Sintok Malay School in Kepala Batas and Sultan Idris Teachers College in Tanjung Malim before attending a teaching course at the Language Institute, Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malaya in 1973. After graduating, Abdul Rahman became a teacher.
Abdul Rahman joined UMNO after ending his career in teaching. He was an exco member of the party's Youth wing (1975–1979) and held the position of Kepala Batas division treasurer from 1995 to his appointment as Governor.
In 1977, Abdul Rahman was elected to the Penang State Assembly in a by-election following the death of Ahmad Badawi Haji Abdullah, the father of former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. During the four terms he served, Abdul Rahman was also a member of the state executive council under Chief Minister Lim Chong Eu. In his final term, he was elected Speaker of the State Assembly.
Yang di-Pertua Negeri
Abdul Rahman was appointed Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in May 2001 for four years. In 2005, his term was extended for another four years by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin. He was reappointed by Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin in 2009 and 2011.
- "Abdul Rahman Takes Oath as Penang YDP For Fourth Term". Bernama. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-04-30.