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Rahman [Putra al-Haj], Abdul (Tunku Rahman)

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Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: Malaysian
Categories: Prime Ministers

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1903 - Born on February 8

 

1910-1920 - After early schooling in Malaya and Thailand, Abdul Rahman attended Cambridge University and studied law at London’s Inner Temple

 

1946 - A founder of the United Malayas National Organizational

 

1952 - He was chief architect of its alliance with the Malayan Chinese Association

 

1954 - Headed Malayan Indian Congress

 

1957-1963 - 1st prime minister of Malaya

 

1961 - Abdul Rahman is credited with founding the Association of South-east Asia, consisting of Malaya, Thailand, and the Philippines, to resist the claims of Sukarno of Indonesia including Indonesia and Singapore

 

1963 - He was also the key figure in the formation of the Federation of Malaysia

 

         - He tried to accommodate the Chinese and Indian minorities

 

1970 - Abdul Rahman’s resignation

 

1990 - Died on December 6


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