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On 3 June, 1957, a rally welcoming the independence delegation to London to negotiate independence with regards to the Framework of the Federation of Malaya was held at the Air Force Airport, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. Over two thousand people gathered to celebrate the return of the seven members of the delegation led by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the Chief Minister of the Malay Federation. Members of this group comprised three representatives from the government and three other representatives of the Malay Rulers. Among those who participated in negotiations that lasted for eight days at the British Colonial Office in London were Mr. Ong Yoke Lin, Mr. V.T Sambanthan, Encik Mohamed Khir Johari and the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Tuan Haji Mustapha Al-Bakri. As a result of this negotiation, an agreement was reached which led to the formation of the Federation of Malaya in 1957.
 
YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the Chief Minister of the Malay Federation (fifth from the left) leading the delegation to London for a final round of negotiations of the Federation of Malaya agreement. (Second from the left): Mr Ong Yoke Lin, and (right most): Encik Mohamed Khir Johari in Bombay on 9 May 1957.