Announcement of Appointment of Governors of Penang and Malacca Announcement of Appointment of Governors of Penang and Malacca

 

On 10 August 1957 Raja Sir Uda bin Raja Muhammad, Speaker of the Federal Legislative Council, who had served as Commissioner of Malaya in the United Kingdom was announced as the first Governor of Penang in the Independent Federation of Malaya . While Tuan Leong Yew Koh, Federation Minister for Health and Social Welfare was appointed as the first Governor of Malacca. The appointment of both Governors was made by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Malay Rulers Council after consultation with the Chief Minister, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. Both of these appointed Governors then relinquished all of their positions held before and began to hold the portfolios for two years effective as of Independence Day, 31 August 1957.

 

Raja Sir Tun Uda bin Raja Muhammad, the first Governor of Penang.
 
Tuan Leong Yew Koh, the first Governor of Malacca.