The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Community Leadership Awardees

Recognized for leadership of a community toward helping the disadvantaged have fuller opportunities and a better life.

Abdul Rahman, Tunku Putra

Malaysia’s “Father of Independence”, who became president of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and spearheaded the alliance between the UMNO and the Malayan Chinese Association (1951) and that of the UMNO and the Malayan Indian Congress (1955)