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History Chronology

  • 24 Feb. 1948

    The first meeting for the Federal Council of the Federation of Malaya.

  • 15 Jul. 1956

    The launch of the Federal Military Office by Major General F.H. Brooks.

  • 1957

    An annexe was built for use of national and international conferences. This responsibility was given to the Public Works Department and the architects in charge were Mr. Dinsdale, Mr. Shipley and Mr. Jewkes, the Deputy Director. The cost of the building totalled RM 750,000.

  • 24 Feb. 1958

    The opening ceremony of the hall was officiated on February 24,1958 by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the first Prime Minister of Malaya. It was then named the Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall in his honour. In conjunction with its official opening, the Economy Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) conference took place at the premises marking it as the first international level conference ever held there.

  • 27 Ogo. 1958

    The National Arts Gallery was officiated by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman.

  • 28 Nov. 1958

    National Dinner to celebrate the First Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 12 Sep. 1959

    The First Parliamentary Seating of the Malay Federation by the first King, D.Y.M.M. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad.

  • 25 Jan. 1960

    The inaugural opening of the Federation of Malaya Conference by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Late Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad.

  • 31 Jan. 1960

    The opening Ceremony of National Language Week by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 4 Jan. 1961

    The installation ceremony for the third King.

  • 31 Jan. 1963

    The official launch of Television Malaysia by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 31 Jan. 1964

    The official launch of the International Islamic Congress by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 15 Jan. 1965

    The launch of SEACOM (Telecom Cabel System).

  • 11 Apr. 1966

    PThe installation ceremony for the fourth King.

  • 1963-1968

    The office for the Keeper of the Royal Seal.

  • 11 Jul. 1968

    The official launch of the International Archive Council, Southeast Asia Branch (SARBICA) by Tun Abdul Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 5 Jan.1970

    The official opening of the Fifth International Development Seminar by Tun Abdul Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 20 Feb.1971

    The installation ceremony for the fifth King.

  • 5 Dis. 1974

    The official launch of Bank Simpanan Nasional by Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 28 Feb. 1976

    The installation ceremony for the sixth King.

  • 20 Apr. 1981

    The official launch ofunit trust scheme called Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) by Tun Hussein Onn, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 8 Jun 1981

    The official ceremony for the District Security Committee Chairmen Conference by YAB Dato' Seri Mahathir Mohamad, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • 23 Jul. 1983

    The official ceremony for the Annual Conference of GERAKAN delegates by YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.