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Historic Visit by Tunku’s Family to TAR UC

October 2, 2019 | Campus News

Datuk Seri Yew Teong Look (second from left), together with Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei (third from right), Assoc Prof Dr Chook Ka Joo (leftmost) and Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Sak Cheng Lum (rightmost) in a group photograph with the distinguished visitors namely YM Sharifah Nur Aza (fifth from right), YM Tunku Muinuddin Putra (fourth from left), YM Tunku Rozani Putra (second from right), YM Tunku Munawirah Putra (fourth from right) and Encik Rizal Adam Hon (third from left) in front of the plaque depicting the launch of Phase 1 Building Project which was officiated by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman on 24 February 1979.

1 October 2019 has gone down in history as a historic and memorable day for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) community when the family members of the late YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and after whom this institution was named, paid a visit to TAR UC Kuala Lumpur Main Campus in Setapak. Datuk Seri Yew Teong Look, Member of the Board of Trustees of TARC Education Foundation, Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UC and the senior management of TAR UC were at hand to welcome YM Sharifah Nur Aza Binti Tan Sri Syed Omar Shahabuddin, the niece of YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, his three grandchildren, namely YM Tunku Muinuddin Putra, YM Tunku Rozani Putra and YM Tunku Munawirah Putra, as well as Encik Rizal Adam Hon who is the husband of YM Tunku Munawirah Putra, who came to visit the campus in conjunction with TAR UC’s 50th Anniversary.

Upon arrival, the distinguished visitors were taken on a tour to the gallery, where Prof Ir Dr Lee had the pleasure to share the history of TAR UC and how YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman was instrumental in the setting up of TAR College back then.

The gallery tour continued with an overview of the various developments of the institution throughout the five decades, and was followed by the screening of TAR UC’s video.

Prof Ir Dr Lee (third from left) leading the gallery tour for the distinguished visitors, YM Sharifah Nur Aza (in wheelchair), YM Tunku Muinuddin Putra (third from right), YM Tunku Rozani Putra (second from right), YM Tunku Munawirah Putra (second from left) and Encik Rizal Adam Hon (leftmost) together with Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Sak Cheng Lum (rightmost), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CECE Education Foundation and Assoc Prof Dr Chook Ka Joo (fourth from right), Vice President of TAR UC.

The distinguished guests then took a short walk to Bangunan Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh to view a plaque detailing the launch of the Phase 1 Building Project which was officiated by YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman on 24 February 1979. Subsequently they went to the Main Hall which was specially named after YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman in conjunction with TAR UC’s 50th Anniversary. The visit to the Main Hall concluded with a traditional Malay dance performance by three TAR UC students for the special guests.

YM Tunku Muinuddin Putra expressed his joy in visiting TAR UC especially for its 50th anniversary. “It is wonderful to witness the splendour of TAR UC in terms of its sprawling campus and especially of its role in providing quality tertiary education to many students from different backgrounds throughout these five decades. I congratulate the management of TAR UC for doing an excellent job and my family and I are very proud that this great institution is named after our ancestor, Tunku Abdul Rahman. I wish TAR UC will continue to progress in providing education to many more Malaysians from diverse ethnic backgrounds,” he said.

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