Sunday, February 07, 2010

6 DECEMBER - TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN DAY


The Government plans to make this Tunku Abdul Rahman Day; in memory of the deeds and struggle of the country's first prime minister.

Information Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim said the observation of this important day will start this year, with activities that include a quizzes, essay-writing competitions and exhibitions related to the life and achievements of the statesman.

Date of the Tunku's death

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra passed away on Dec 6, 1990 at the age of 87. He was laid to rest at the Langgar Royal Mausoleum in his home town here.

It is important to have such a day because many people do not understand and appreciate the Tunku's ideologies and his significance in the history of the country, Rais told reporters after launching a mobile exhibition on the Tunku's special collections and catalogues here on Sunday.

The five agencies associated with artefacts and history under his ministry would be tapped to come up with ideas on how to organise Tunku Abdul Rahman Day, he said.


news courtesy of Malaysian Mirror

1 comment:

紅包 said...

喔!最悲慘的事並非夭折早逝,而是當我活到七十五歲,卻發現自己從未真正活過。 ..................................................