ON our 58th anniversary of independence, let us pay tribute to our founding fathers who secured for us political freedom. Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab bin Toh Muda Abdul Aziz Datuk Panglima Bukit Gantang of Perak is one who deserves special mention.
A lawyer by profession, he was a nationalist of the highest order. Born in Kuala Kangsar on May 4, 1905, he played a leading role in the protest against the Malayan Union in 1946. When Umno was set up in Perak in 1946, he was elected its first president.