buildings date back to as far as 1909, such as the attractive red-roofed Big School. Another prominent feature is said to be the Big Tree, a raintree in front of the East Wing which is considered to be as old as the school itself. Known as Eton of the East, it has produced a good number of Malay leaders and politicians. * '''Ubudiah Mosque''' (''Masjid Ubudiah''). The beautiful Ubudiah mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design
. The first president of KMUK, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad became Malaya's first King or Yang di-Pertuan Agong. His secretary (and eventual successor), Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra became first Prime Minister of Malaya (Federation of Malaya) and later of Malaysia. The most recognizable feature of the school is the ''Big School'' (built in 1909), a building with pseudo Greco-Roman architecture fronted by a rugby (Rugby football) field. The ''Prep School'', built later in 1912, is smaller but with equally prominent features. In 1955, the ''West and East Wing'', as well as the ''Administration Block'' and ''Clocktower'' were added. The Administrative Block was opened by High Commissioner (British High Commissioner in Malaya) for the Federation of Malaya Sir Donald MacGillivray in 1955. The West and the East Wing, together with the Overfloor make up what is now called the ''Big School''. Two more hostel blocks, the ''Pavilion'' and ''New Hostel'' were built in 1963 and 1972 respectively; the latter houses second formers. Another prominent feature of the school is the ''Big Tree'', a raintree (''Samanea saman'') in front of the East Wing that is said to be as old as the school itself. Colonel '''Paduka Sri Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad''', GCMG (24 August 1895 – 1 April 1960) was the first Supreme Head of State (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) of the Federation of Malaya, eighth Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Seri Menanti and second Yang di-Pertuan Besar of modern Negeri Sembilan. Sultan Alam Shah was elected second Yang di-Pertuan Agong or federal Paramount Ruler of independent Malaya (Federation of Malaya) (the present Malaysia before the accession of British North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore in 1963) on the death of Tuanku Abdul Rahman. His term of office began on 14 April 1960. On 30 July 1960 he proclaimed the end of the Emergency in Malaya. Buyong Adil, ''op cit'' Raja (Raja#Rajas_in_the_Malay_world) '''Syed (Sayyid) Putra ibni Syed Hassan Jamalullail''', KCMG (November 25, 1920 – April 16, 2000) was the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaya (Federation of Malaya), and later of Malaysia (September 21, 1960 – September 20, 1965), and sixth Raja of Perlis from 1945 to 2000. Election as King Raja Syed Putra was elected third Yang di-Pertuan Agong of independent Malaya (Federation of Malaya) and served in that office from September 21, 1960. He was installed at Istana Negara (Istana Negara, Malaysia) on January 4, 1961. On September 16, 1963 upon the proclamation of the Malaysian Federation comprising Malaya (Federation of Malaya), British Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore, he became Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He completed his term of office on September 20, 1965. Election as King Raja Syed Putra was elected third Yang di-Pertuan Agong of independent Malaya (Federation of Malaya) and served in that office from September 21, 1960. He was installed at Istana Negara (Istana Negara, Malaysia) on January 4, 1961. On September 16, 1963 upon the proclamation of the Malaysian Federation comprising Malaya (Federation of Malaya), British Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore, he became Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He completed his term of office on September 20, 1965. Role as King In September 1963, Malaysia was formed and Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra became known as the last King of Malaya (Federation of Malaya), the first King of Malaysia and the only King that Singapore has ever had in modern history. In 1957, her husband was elected as the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of independent Malaya (Federation of Malaya) (later Malaysia) and she became the first Raja Permaisuri Agong or Queen. History In most states within Malaysia, the office was created by the British colonial government in 1948, in tandem with the creation of the Federation of Malaya. However, it was Johor which became the first state to create the ''Menteri Besar'' position as subject to ''Undang-undang Tubuh Negeri Johor'' (Johor State Constitution) enforced by Sultan Abu Bakar (Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor) which made Johor the first Malay state to adopt the constitutional monarchy system. After the country achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, the office became elective, with the leader of the biggest party in the state legislative assemblies assuming that post. Born in Millicent (Millicent, South Australia), South Australia, Corcoran joined the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 1941. He enlisted in the Australian Army and fought in the Korean War (where he was mentioned in dispatches), as well as serving in Japan, Malaya (Federation of Malaya) and New Guinea. Corcoran left the Army in 1961 and in 1962 (South Australian state election, 1962) was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly Electoral district of Millicent, the seat previously held by his father, Jim Corcoran (Jim Corcoran (Australian politician)). Despite US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's insistence that the United Kingdom should 'pay the blood price' by sending troops to Vietnam as 'the unwritten terms of the Special Relationship', Ben Macintyre, 'Blair's real special relationship is with us, not the US - Comment - Opinion', ''The Times'' (7 September 2002), p. 22. Wilson refused to commit regular forces, only special forces instructors. Robert M. Hendershot, ''Family Spats: Perception, Illusion, and Sentimentality in the Anglo-American Special Relationship'' VDM Verlag, 2008. ISBN 978-3-639-09016-1 His stance was consistent with a burden-sharing arrangement agreed by Macmillan, whereby British forces had been concentrated against the Communist insurgency (Malayan Emergency) in Malaya (Federation of Malaya). 30,000 British troops were still defending Malaysia in 1964 in an undeclared war (Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation) with Indonesia. Australia and New Zealand were Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) allies that did commit regular forces to Vietnam. thumb No. 617 Sqn ''Tornado GR4'' in the Middle East in 2007. (File:Tornado GR4 617Sqn RAF Iraq Jul2007.jpg) After the end of World War II, the squadron was given the Avro Lincoln, following those in 1952 with the English Electric Canberra jet bomber. The squadron was deployed to Malaya (Federation of Malaya) for four months in 1955, returning to RAF Binbrook to be disbanded on 15 December 1955. Bristol Aeroplane Company's '''Brigand''' was a British (United Kingdom) anti-shipping ground attack (ground attack aircraft) dive bomber attack aircraft developed as a replacement for the Beaufighter (Bristol Beaufighter). A total of 147 were built, and they served with the Royal Air Force in Malaya (Federation of Malaya) during the Malayan Emergency and Kenya until replaced by the de Havilland Hornet in Malaya and the English Electric Canberra jet bomber elsewhere. 1948 On 3 April 1948, she departed Long Beach in company with were formed and an HQ to complete that regiment. When "C" Squadron concluded their tour of duty they came back to Southern Rhodesia and the unit was disbanded. Political career After the 1963 Singapore state elections (Singapore general election, 1963) held shortly after Singapore merged with Malaya (Federation of Malaya), Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia, it emerged that the Singapore UMNO branch had been terribly defeated by the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). Albar then travelled to Singapore to address the Malays, and denounced Malay PAP leaders such as Othman Wok as traitors to the Malay race and UnIslamic.
and renamed Gilberd House. In 1908 he convinced the Governors and local Education Board to expand the Big School and build a New School building for £4000 on land that was previously the kitchen gardens. This was designed by architects Newman, Jaques and Round, and was opened by Lord Rosebery (Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery) with Colchester Corporation dignitaries in May 1910. In 1911 the school was gifted of playing field, and opened tennis courts and a small
of these building were wooden, providing homes for the staff and their families and an increasing number of boarders. By 1863, 'Big School', the first of the stone buildings, had been built on the west side of the quadrangle (Quadrangle (architecture)) in which all classes were taught (in present day it is the schools library with additions by Sir Miles Warren and currently the oldest educational building still in use in New Zealand), followed in 1867 by the Chapel. ref name "