Tunku Abdul Rahman Al Haj

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, AC, CH (february 8, 1903 – December 6, 1990) was known as “Tunku” (a princely title in Malaysia), and also called Bapa Kemerdekaan (Father of Independence) or Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia), was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955, and the country’s first Prime Minister from independence in 1957. He remained as the Prime Minister after Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore joined the federation in 1963 to form Malaysia.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Al-Haj

Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
31 August 1957 – 22 September 1970
Monarch Abdul Rahman
Hisamuddin Alam Shah
Ismail Nasiruddin Shah
Deputy Abdul Razak
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Abdul Razak

Born 8 February 1903(1903-02-08)
Alor Star, Kedah, British Malaya
Died 6 December 1990 (aged 87)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political party United Malays National Organisation-Alliance Party/National Front
Spouse(s) Meriam Chong (1933 – 1935)
Violet Coulson (1935 – 1946)
Sharifah Rodziah Syed Alwi Barakbah (1939 – 1990)
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Islam

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