Another "Ismail" creates history at UNGA, delivers speech in BM

Another "Ismail" creates history at UNGA, delivers speech in BM

6 days ago

NEW YORK: Sixty-five years ago, a leader by the name of Ismail created history as the first Malaysian to speak at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in the United States.

He was Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the first Malaysian envoy to the US and representative to the UN.

Clad in a traditional baju Melayu and a keris, Tun Dr Ismail made the country proud when he delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly in September 1957, less than a month after Malaysia gained independence.

Yesterday, another Ismail took the floor.

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