Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How old of our parliament?

How well do you know about parliament Malaysia? A place of fighting among the BN with PR? The general office of Lim Kit Siang, sorry now is replaced by Anwar..haha

How old of our parliament system? Since our country formed at 1957, then majority of you must said 52 years old lah! No! No! It is wrong, our parliament only 50th years old and formed at the year 1959. However our parliament house was finished constructed at the year 1963.

The following is the statement from wikipedia:

The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is a building complex where the MalaysianParliament assembles.

The complex comprises two parts, a 3-storey main building and a 17-storey tower. The main building hosts the Dewan Rakyat and the Dewan Negara while representatives' offices are located in the tower.

Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malayan Prime Minister, suggested the construction of the Houses of Parliament in December 1959. 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 construction of the building cost RM18 million. The Tunku Abdul Rahman's statue was erected near the parliament square. At that period, it was considered as one of the modenest building in KL.

In conjunction of the 50th Anniversary of Parliament Malaysia, Bank Negara had issued the commemorative coin. It is one of the coin with high commemorative value in the view of collectors the latest commemorative coin so far.

Technical Information:

Name: Parliament Malaysia 50th Year Anniversary Commemorative Coin

Type: Proof

Material: Sterling Silver 92.5%

Weight: : 21g

Mintage: 300

Denomination: RM10

Issue Date: 2/7/2009

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