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Tunku Abdul Rahman
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1903
Death: Dec. 6, 1990

Malaysian political leader

A prince, he was the fifth son of Sultan Abdul Halim Shah of Kedah and was educated in England at Cambridge. Rahman entered the Kedah state civil service in 1931. In 1945 he helped found the United Malay National Organization, a nationalist political party of which he was president (1952-55). In 1955, after the Federation of Malaya's first elections, he was named chief minister; he vigorously opposed the Communist guerrillas in Malaya. When Malaya became independent on Aug. 31, 1957, Rahman was elected the country's first prime minister. An influential statesman in Southeast Asia, Rahman in 1961 put forward the plan for the Federation of Malaysia, approved in 1963. He retired as prime minister in 1970.

Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia Sixth Edition (2008) 
 
Burial:
Langgar Royal Mausoleum
Alor Setar
Kedah, Malaysia
 
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Feb 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48111816
Tunku Abdul Rahman
Added by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
 
 
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