This is a Malay name; the name Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Abdul Rahman.The Arabic word "bin" ("b.") or "binti"/"binte" ("bt."/"bte."), if used, means "son of" or "daughter of" respectively., 8 February 1903 – 6 December 1990) was a Malaysian politician who served as the first Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955 to 1957, before becoming Malaya's first Prime Minister after independence in 1957.
In 1934, the Regent died unexpectedly and was succeeded as Regent by Tunku Mahmud, the Sultan's younger brother, who was more broad-minded and gave consent to the marriage.This enabled Violet to move to Kuala Nerang, but the Secretary to the Government showed his disapproval by transferring Tunku to the isolated post of District Officer at Langkawi.Although he managed to pass three papers, his failure in one paper resulted in him failing the whole examinations in Part One. Since Tunku was on a State scholarship, he was automatically a government servant when he returned.Tunku Ibrahim, was still the regent and he told Tunku that he was in disgrace for failing the Bar examinations in London.Tunku's mother was Che Manjalara (Nueang Nandanagara), a Thai, and the fourth wife of Sultan Abdul Hamid; she was the daughter of Luang Naraborirak (Kleb Nandanagara), a district officer in Thailand.
At that time, cholera and malaria were very common all over Kedah and at least two of Tunku's brothers and his older sister died from cholera while Tunku himself suffered from intermittent attacks of malaria until he left for London in 1920.He received early education at the Alor Setar Malay Primary School before furthering his studies at the government English school, Sultan Abdul Hamid College.He and his fellow siblings were later sent by his parents to Debsirin School in Bangkok.He was accepted as an undergraduate at St Catharine's College, one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge and graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Law and History in 1925.Five years after sailing from Singapore, at the age of 23, he sailed home.He took the exams and passed it on his first attempt.