Wednesday, 2 April 2014

#25 - The Parliament House of Malaysia

Terima kasih, Abuz!

Malaysia House of Parliament located at the Lake Garden in Kuala Lumpur, right next to Malaysian National Monument. The building has also been prominently featured on reverse of the first series sen coins and the first and second series MS $ 1,000 banknotes.
Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malayan Prime Minister, suggested the construction of the Houses of Parliament in December 1959. The construction of the building cost RM18 million. Designed by Ivor Shipley, a British architect in the Public Works Department, the construction commenced in September 1962, and the opening of the new Parliament building was officiated by Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on November 21, 1963. The Tunku Abdul Rahman's statue was erected near the parliament square.

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