From playboy to Malaya’s first Prime Minister

We were talking in the small air-conditioned sitting room upstairs in The Residency in which he likes to relax for a half-hour or so after lunch. Tengku Abdul Rahman Putra, first Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya, likes to consider himself above all as “just an ordinary human being.” So he advocates a half-hour sleep after lunch. Exercise? He took a quick look at me, and with a friendly grin, said, “Can you do…

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