Federation of Malaysia formally established


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The Federation of Malaysia was formally established which Singapore, Sabah and Sarawakjoined the Malayan peninsula to form Malaysia. The union with Singapore was rocky from the start. Distrust and ideological differences between leaders of the State of Singapore and the federal government of Malaysia resulted in frequent disagreement in politics, economic, financial and social policies. Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR), age 60, as the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was known as “Tunku” (a princely title in Malaysia), and also called Bapa Kemerdekaan (Father of Independence) or Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia).

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, AC, CH (February 8, 1903 – December 6, 1990) . Abdul Rahman dominated the politics of independent Malaya and led the Alliance to landslide wins in the 1959, and 1964 general elections.

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