Rahman Talib was a name I heard as a child. I also heard of the Rahman Talib Report as a child. I didn't know who he was. Even when my mother was nearing pension age, she was still speaking about Rahman Talib Scheme. He is En Abdul Rahman bin Haji Talib. He was the Minister of Education Malaysia 1960-62 and Minister of Health Malaysia 1962-64. I wasn't even in school yet! I was 6 years old!
There is conflicting evidence of his post between 1962 and 1964. One evidence says he was Minister of Education in 1964 and another states he was Minister of Health 1962-64. Which is correct? This type of conflicting evidence in published matter makes writing for TEMD very difficult as I have to take time off to find out what is the correct information. Verification takes time as I don't know people in the first Cabinet. Checking facts takes a lot of time.
|En Abdul Rahman bin Haji Talib|
Minister of Education Malaysia 1960-62
Minister of Health Malaysia 1962-64
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Accessed on 12 May 2011. Here he is Minister of Health in 1964, the year he resigned.
RAHMAN TALIB RESIGNS
7 December 1964, Kuala Lumpur
Chronicle of Malaysia 1957-2007
MINISTER OF HEALTH
ABDUL RAHMAN BIN HAJI TALIB
Who's Who in Malaysia 1963
|Welcoming En Abdul Rahman bin Hj Talib. Dental staff of the new clinic lined up. Who is who from the right? Pahang circa 1962-64.|
|En Abdul Rahman bin Hj Talib opening a new dental clinic (Klinik Pergigian). Pahang circa 1962-64|
|En Abdul Rahman bin Hj Talib at extreme right with songkok. Who is next to him? Is he Coco?|
|Checking out the new dental suite. En Abdul Rahman with songkok. Pahang circa 1962-64|
|Demonstrating new dental equipment to En Abdul Rahman bin Hj Talib (far right with songkok)|
|Tea break. En Abdul Rahman bin Hj Talib is seated in the middle. His wife is seated beside him.|
|En Abdul Rahman bin Hj Talib with songkok and his back to the camera.|
Dr Mohamed bin Taib (Pahang dentist) is in the centre, and facing the camera.