Profession: Malaysia's Founding Father
Why Famous: 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).
- 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