Who is He? He was born in 1781. He worked as a clerk In the EIC. 1819 – Founded Singapore when he was the Lieutenant-Governor of Bencoolen. 1826 – Died of brain tumour at the age of 45 years old.
How did Raffles make sure of the succession dispute to found Singapore?
Old Sultan died. His younger son, Tengku Abdul Rahman was present in Temasek.
He was made the new Sultan by the Bugis chief, supported by the Dutch.
The elder son, Tengku Hussein left and lived quietly in one of the Riau islands.
Raffles secretly invited him to Singapore.
He recognised Tengku Hussein as the Sultan of Singapore and signed a treaty with him to start a trading settlement in the Southern part of Singapore.
And He? He was with Raffles when they landed in Jan 1819. He stayed behind in Singapore when Raffles had to be away. If Singapore was Raffles’ child, is he the nanny who nursed the child to health?