Raja Chulan

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Raja Chulan (full name Y.A.M. Raja Sir Chulan ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah Habibullah, KBE) (July 1, 1869 - April 10, 1933) was a member of the Perak royal family.

Having obtained his education from the Malacca High School and the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, he joined with the British, as well as with the Sultans of Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang to form a federation, dubbed the Federated Malay States, on July 1, 1896, the nucleus around which the present-day Malaysia was eventually created.

He later became a member of the Federal Law Committee in 1924. Raja Chulan had also urged the British to improve the Malay people's economic standing and their access to employment in the civil service.

He died on April 10, 1933 and was buried in the Al-Ghufran Royal Mausoleum, Kuala Kangsar, Perak.

In Kuala Lumpur, there is a street, Jalan Raja Chulan (formerly Weld Road) which was renamed after him in 1982.


  • Misa Melayu; edited by R. O. Winstedt. Singapore: Methodist Publishing House, 1919 (reissued in 1966 by Pustaka Antara, Kuala Lumpur).