History Essay
    Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955, and the country's first Prime Minister from independence in 1957.Tunku Abdul Rahman is widely known as the Father of Independence. The reason why he is known as that is because of his contributions such as getting Malaya its independence from the British. History and the world at large acknowledge his contributions as a statesman, a nation builder and as a singularly unique historical figure. Due to his hardwork and brilliant leadership qualities, Malaya (Malaysia) managed to gain independence from the british on the 31st of October 1957. The photo below, ( SOURCE 1) is a picture of our great prime minister announcing independence of our country.

    The journey to get independence from the British, was not easy. The effort for independence was led by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, who led a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya in negotiations with the British in London for Merdeka, or independence along with the first president of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA) Tun Dato Sir Tan Cheng Lock and fifth President of Malaysian Indian Congress Tun V.T. Sambanthan. ( SOURCE 2) shows the combination of United Malays National Organization( UMNO) Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Malaysian Indian congress ( MIC) to form the Alliance Party.


    The Alliance Party managed to persuade Lennox-Boyd to agree on the Independence of Malaya. Tunku and Lennox-Boyd were men of integrity and sincerity and after negotiating, finally, on February 8, 1956 Tunku's fifty-third birthday, he and Lennox-Boyd signed the Independence agreement. Tunku and his mission left London on February 16, had a short break in Cairo and landed in Singapore four days later. Tunku then went to Malacca where he Had decided to make his first public announcement on their success.

Tunku and Lennox- Boyd...