‘Bapak Malaysia’ Rehabilitated in Royal Commonwealth Ceremony
A half-century of Malay supremacy dogma allows no room for such Malay leaders
By: Cyril Pereira
Malaysia’s almost forgotten first premier, Tunku Abdul Rahman, was rehabilitated marginally recently by the Royal Commonwealth Society on its 60th anniversary, which dedicated the Tunku Room at its Clubhouse in Kuala Lumpur’s leafy Damansara suburb. Photos spanning the Tunku’s stewardship from 1955 as chief minister, and from 1957 to 19…
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