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

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

Nationality: Malaysian
Categories: Prime Ministers


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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