Tunku Abdul Rahman, 87, Dead; First Prime Minister of Malaysia
NYTimes - about 26 years
Tunku Abdul Rahman, the gregarious noble who led in the founding of Malaysia and who was for 13 years its first Prime Minister after it became independent from Britain in 1957, died yesterday in General Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. He was 87 years old. The Tunku, or prince in Malay, as he was called, had heart and kidney problems, the Government said.