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Rahman [Putra al-Haj], Abdul

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1990 AD
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