Holiday to mark Tunku’s visit
Published on: Saturday, December 11, 2021
By: British North Borneo Herald
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Dec 1, 1966

THE State Government declared this day to be a public holiday, in conjunction with the start of a four-day visit by the Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman which was extensively covered by the Press. It was the first visit to Sabah by the Tunku following the end of the Indonesian Confrontation against Malaysia. He spent most of the time in Jesselton. In Kalabakan, Tawau, he laid the foundation stone for a memorial dedicated to eight Malaysian soldiers killed in the first major clash during the Confrontation. The Tunku also made a one-day visit to Keningau where he attended a public rally at the town padang.


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