Malaysia: The Road to Independence – Tunku Abdul Rahman

“History has shown that no nation can survive if it does nothing. It has only two choices – to progress or to decline. It depends on the capacity and consciousness of that nation to face changes and developments. When the people are contented with their status and position they are always suspicious of anything that might bring about change. They feel suspicious of new ideas. But since the history of mankind is a history of changes and development for the better, the contented nation would be stagnate and finally become extinct and only be brought to life again by future historians…”

Tunku Abdul Rahman
On the return of the Merdeka Mission
Padang Merdeka, Malacca, 20th February 1956


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