An artist leaves her unique fingerprint on our nation's founding fathers!

An artist leaves her unique fingerprint on our nation's founding fathers! [Newspaper] (2020)


Over 20,000 people gathered in Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) to mark the occasion, including the Duke of Gloucester, the King and Queen of Thailand and the Prime Minister of India. A regally-attired bespectacled man stood up in the field at Merdeka Stadium and declared 'Merdeka!' seven times to thunderous applause from the thousands gathered there. The iconic words were uttered by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, known as Malaysia's Father of Independence (Bapa Kemerdekaan). Tunku was the nation's first Prime Minister until he stepped down in 1970. Three men, including Tunku, stood shoulder to shoulder as they witnessed the historic birth of a country. The Alliance party led by Tunku, Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun V. T. Sambanthan convinced Malaya's multi-cultural citizens about the importance of presenting a united front to the British before independence was achieved. The Alliance went on to play an important role in negotiating the transition from British rule to independence, and facilitating the preparation of its Constitution.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Fingerprints art, Footprints, Thumbprint, Symbolic, Acrylics, Canvas, Caricatures
Taxonomy: By Subject > Art & Design > Fine Art
By Subject > Art & Design > Fundamental Art
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Art & Design
Depositing User: Jamil Jawi
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 02:46
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 02:46
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