Tunku Abdul Rahman


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Abdul Rahman, Tunku,

(to͝on`ko͞o äb`do͝ol rä`män), 1903–90, Malaysian political leader. A prince (tunku), he was the fifth son of Sultan Abdul Halim Shah of Kedah and was educated in England at Cambridge. Abdul 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, he was elected the country's first prime minister. An influential statesman in Southeast Asia, Abdul Rahman in 1961 put forward the plan for the Federation of Malaysia, approved in 1963. He retired as prime minister in 1970.

Rahman, Tunku Abdul:

Abdul Rahman, TunkuAbdul Rahman, Tunku,
, 1903–90, Malaysian political leader. A prince (tunku), he was the fifth son of Sultan Abdul Halim Shah of Kedah and was educated in England at Cambridge. Abdul Rahman entered the Kedah state civil service in 1931.
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Whatever Tunku Abdul Rahman seemed to be lacking in his commitment to political Islam at home, though, he sought to compensate for it with Islamist activism abroad.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Bandar Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
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Gaya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in Borneo is an off-the-beaten-track destination made up of five small islands, the largest of which, Pulau Gaya, is home to the Gaya Island Resort.
Session 1 on Gloves will include the following presentations: "The influence of surface phenomena on the latex dipping process for gloves," Ho Chee Cheong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia; and "The first antibacterial infection protection medical glove," Aik Hwee Eng, Ansell Shah Alam Sdn.
The first trio is in Sabah and it comprises the sea- kissed capital city Kota Kinabalu; Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, which is famous for its scuba diver- friendly ' coral gardens'; and Sandakan, the home of the orangutan.
12) Tunku Abdul Rahman concluded on the argument that Malaysia would remain a secular state, therefore remaining responsive to the needs of other ethnic groups in Malaysia.
The island is a part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, offering golden sandy beaches, an impressive underwater environment and tropical rainforests that are the original habitat of the orang-utan and the proboscis monkey.
For those who wish to contribute articles or who would like to read Ngingit, they can write to The Editor of Ngingit at: The Tun Jugah Foundation, Level 4, Tun Jugah Building, 18 Tunku Abdul Rahman Road, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, or may address emails either to janang@tunjugahfoundation.
The programmes in the SIFF has improved gradually and now includes an international and local folklore competition, folk art exhibition, cultural exchange workshops and tourist excursions to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kinabalu National Park and various places of interest in Sabah.
Site: Hilton Kuching Hotel, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching, 93100, Sarawak, Malaysia; contact www.