Raja Dato’ Amir Razman (or known to many as simply Raja Amir or Ku Amir) was born in 1924, the eldest son of Raja Razman (Ku Nick) and Sharifah Hendon Shahbuddin.
Like his father before him, Raja Amir was educated at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. His comrades during his days in Koleq included Almarhum Tuanku Jaafar of Negeri Sembilan and Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak Hussein (the second Prime Minister of Malaysia).
Raja Amir was appointed honorary aide-de-camp (ADC) firstly to Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin Shah ibni Sultan Abdul Jalil until 1963 and subsequently to Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II ibni Sultan Iskandar, as military ADC.
As ADC to Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin, Raja Amir had accompanied Almarhum to England on a six-month visit in 1950, together with Raja Ekram and Raja Azlan Shah1 (now Sultan of Perak). He also accompanied Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Raja Amir was by a firstly a captain when he was ADC to Almarhum Sultan Yusuf Izzudin, and was already a major when he accompanied Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II inspecting members of the Vigilante Corps along the coast of Perak during the confrontation with Indonesia.
Raja Dato’ Amir is blessed with five children from his marriage with Raja Datin Mariam (Wan Yam to her nephews and nieces) binti Raja Bendahara Abdul Rashid (three daughters) and Tengku Mahtera of Medan (a son and a daughter).
Raja Dato’ Amir died in 1982 in London and was interred at the Al-Ghufran Royal Mausoleum in Bukit Chandan. He was 58.
1. SULTAN AT ROYAL PARTY. The Straits Times. 22 July 1950. p3.
2. SULTAN’S SURPRISE VISIT TO VIGILANTES OF PERAK. The Straits Times. 10 March 1965. p6.
- The young Tuanku Sultan Azlan Shah was to start his studies in law at Nottingham University then.↩