Tunku Abdul Rahman

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Tunku Abdul Rahman: Tunku Abdul Rahman was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya. He was the first Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya. When Malaysia became Independent, Tunku Abdul Rahman became his country’s first Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. He was known as “Tunku” (A Malay Royal title). He was the father of Independence. He was also mentioned as a father of Malaysia.

Born: 8 February 1903 AD. Alor Setar, Kedah, Siam (Currently Malaysia).

Death: 6 December 1990 AD. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Father’s Name: Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah.

Mother’s Name: Che Manjalara.

Spouses Name: Meriam Chong, Violet Coulson, and Sharifah Rodziah Barakbah.

Political Party: United Malays National Organisation.

Succeeded: Abdul Razak Hussein.

First Life: His father’s name is Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. His father was the 26 ruler of the Kedah Sultanate. Tunku Abdul Rahman was the 7th son of his father. Tunku Abdul Rahman was born on 8 February 1903, in Alor Setar, Kedah. At that time his country under the control of the British.

Education Life: Tunku Abdul Rahman has started his early education at the Alor Setar Malay Primary School. After his completed primary education, he was admitted to the government English School. Later he sent by his parents to Debsirin School in Bangkok. In 1915 he returned his home. After that, he was admitted to the Penang Free School to continue his education. In 1919, he was won the Kedah State Government Scholarship to further his studies at Cambridge University. He graduated from Cambridge in 1925. In 1926 he was returned with an honors degree in law. He sat for the bar exam in 1930 but failed to complete a section of the test.

Political Career: Abdul Rahman became President of the United Malays National Organization. Abdul Rahman led the Malayan Chinese Association in 1951. In 1955 he led UMNO and the Malaysian Indian Congress alliance. His alliance Party won a majority in the election of 1955. Abdul Rahman became the first Chief Minister of Malaya. In August, he announced that he wanted to seek independence from Britain without bloodshed. Tunku Abdul Rahman led Malaysia in winning independence from Britain in 1957. Abdul Rahman became the first Prime Minister of Independent Malaysia.

Death: Abdul Rahman died on 6 December 1990 AD. At that time his age 87 years old. Prime Minister Mahathir was present to give him the last reception.

 

 

 


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