Malayan prince, member of dynasty ruling Negri Sembilan, Malaya. Family and dynastic history. Relationship with the British colonial administration. Education in Malay College, English-speaking school. Present during the Japanese attack on Singapore in 1941. Relationship with the Japanese during the occupation. Reaction to the return of the British after 1945. Attended university in Nottingham, England in 1948 to study law. 1951 attended University in Oxford. Returned to Malaya, worked in the Malayan Civil Service from 1952, based in Perak, Malaya during the Emergency. Became District Officer of Tampin, Malaya. Reflection on effects of independence.