Ungku Abdul Aziz

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Ungku Abdul Aziz
Born Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid
(1922-01-28) 28 January 1922 (age 95)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British, Malaysian
Alma mater Waseda University, Tokyo
Occupation Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya (1968-1988)

Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid (born 28 January 1922, London, United Kingdom) is a Malaysian economist. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya from 1968 to 1988 and he was awarded the title of Professor Diraja (Regius Professor) in 1978.[1] Before he graduated with a PhD from Waseda University in Tokyo, he studied at English College Johore Bahru his secondary school.


Abdul Aziz is a cousin of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and Syed Hussein Alatas as well as Sultan Ibrahim of Johor on his father's side. His father was of Malay and Circassian descent,[2][3] while his mother was English.[4]

His daughter, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, was the governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia's central bank.



  1. ^ "YM. Professor Diraja Tun Dr. Ungku Abdul Aziz" (in Malaysian). Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, MSA Library Online
  3. ^ Taking root, branching out, DZIREENA MAHADZIR, 1 April 2007, The Star (Malaysia)
  4. ^ Abid, Jaafar, pp66
  5. ^ Japan Foundation Award, 1981., Japanese Foundation
  6. ^ ica.coop ga2009-rochdale-award


  • Reflections of Pre-independence Malaya, Mohamed Abid, Onn Jaafar, Published by Pelanduk Publications, 2003, ISBN 967-978-865-2

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