Tun Ali of Malacca

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Tun Ali
4th Bendahara of the Sultanate of Malacca
In office
1445–1456
Preceded by Bendahara Sri Wak Raja Tun Perpatih Sedang
Succeeded by Bendahara Paduka Raja Tun Perak
Personal details
Religion Sunni Islam

Bendahara Sri Nara Diraja Tun Ali was a Tamil Muslim leader and the fourth bendahara, or prime minister of the Malaccan Sultanate. He was the penghulu bendahari of Malacca before becoming bendahara. He had allegedly conspired to assassinate the Hindu sultan of Malacca, Sri Parameswara Dewa Shah. According to other sources, Tun Ali and his nephew, Raja Kassim was conspiring to murder Raja Rokan who was disliked by palace officials. It was said that during the attack, Raja Rokan who was with Sri Parameswara stabbed the king in retaliation to an attacker stabbing Raja Rokan. Tun Ali and Raja Kassim was unsuccessful to save the king. Tun Ali then installed Raja Kassim as the monarch of Malacca who took the title Sultan Muzaffar Shah. Tun Ali stepped down in 1446 upon the advice of Sultan Muzaffar in favour of Bendahara Paduka Raja Tun Perak. The sultan divorced his wife, Tun Kudu, who was the younger sister of Tun Perak to be married with Tun Ali.

Grandson[edit]

Tun Ali's grandson by Tun Tahir (who shared the same name with him) married Tun Fatimah, the daughter of his second son Bendahara Seri Maharaja Tun Mutahir.[1] Tun Ali was then executed on the order of Sultan Mahmud Shah along with Tun Mutahir after Tun Mutahir was accused of treason by Malay palace officials. Sultan Mahmud then married Tun Fatimah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Malaysian Branch, Singapore, Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (1961), pg 73 TUN ALI (2). 27.6 Oldest son of Tun Tahir (1) / 33.1 Betrothed to Tun Fatimah / 33.2 Marries, has daughter Tun Terang / 33.12 Put to death.

Further reading[edit]

1. Modul Latihan Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sejarah, Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia.

2. Malaysia Kita, International Law Book Services, Kuala Lumpur, 2005

3. http://sejarahmalaysia.pnm.my/