Tunku Abdul Rahman

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman

Profession: Malaysia's Founding Father


Biography: Widely regarded as Malaysia's founding father and as the architect of both Malayan independence and the formation of the Federation of Malaysia.

Rahman served as both Malaya's first Prime Minister (1957-63) and upon its formation Malaysia's (1963-1970).

Born: February 8, 1903
Birthplace: Alor Star, Kedah, British Malaya

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: December 6, 1990 (aged 87)

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Historical Events

  • 1948-02-01 Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya
  • 1957-08-31 Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain
  • 1963-09-16 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak
  • 1965-08-09 Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence

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