Tun Abdul Razak was descended from a long line of Pahang chieftains of Bugis descent.[2][3] He was the brother in law of Tun Hussein Onn, his successor as Prime Minister.

Abdul Razak’s eldest son, Najib Tun Razak, became the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia on 3 April 2009, succeeding Abdullah Badawi. He has four other sons, Datuk Ahmad Johari Razak, Mohamed Nizam, Mohamed Nazim and Mohamed Nazir.

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