QuickCheck: Is it true that Putrajaya was named after our first prime minister? - News Summed Up

QuickCheck: Is it true that Putrajaya was named after our first prime minister?


Digging into Putrajaya’s past, did this city get its name from our first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman? VERDICT:TRUETHE name "Putrajaya" was derived from the name of Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj. The city was named as such, in honour of Malaysia’s Father of Independence. "In Malay, the word 'putra' means prince or male child and 'jaya' means success or victory. "Therefore 'Putrajaya' literally means victorious men or victorious people," read an explanation from a website, called "Toponymy Heritage Places of Malaysia".


Source: The Star August 08, 2022 08:26 UTC



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