|Biographical detail : ||A Malaysian leader who played an active role in the independence of Malaya.
Onn bin Jaffar opposed the British plan of giving equal rights to all people in Malaya, regardless of race or religion, because he thought that giving the economically dominant Chinese and Indian a part in the Government will mean the extinction of the Malay race. In 1946 he formed a party to safeguard Malay interests.
Dato Onn Bin Jaffar was the editor of Warta Malaya, the first independent Malaya daily.
The Sultan of Johore made Onn Bin Jaffar his Prime Minister and who in 1948 became member of Home Affairs for the Federation of Malaya. He resigned, in 1951, and was replaced by Tunku Abdur Rahman.
Onn Bin Jaffar was born in Johore, north Singapore, and he was educated in England.