Today would be the 114th birthday of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. Better known as the Father of Independence, Tunku was born on this date, 114 years ago in Alor Setar, the seventh prince of the Sultan of Kedah. He qualified as a lawyer, served in the Malayan Civil Service, then led the movement for independence through UMNO of which he was President from 1951 to 1970. He passed away on 6th December, 1990. May his soul rest in peace. Al-Fatihah. Below is a tribute written by his son, Tunku Dato' Seri Ahmad Nerang, many years ago, as contained within the book, "Tunku: Still the Greatest Malaysian".