- First Residential College (Asrama Tunku Abdul Rahman)
First Residential College(Asrama Tunku Abdul Rahman) is situated in the
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This college is the oldest college in this university and was built in 1959. Now,it comprises 5 blocks A,B,C,D and E. The college was initially named First College , being the foremost residential collegeto be built in Universiti Malaya. The name was subsequently changed to Kolej Tuanku Abdul Rahman(KTAR), in honor of the first D.Y.M.M Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad. In 1978, KTAR was changed to Asrama Tuanku Abdul Rahman (ASTAR). In 1993, ASTAR was also known as First Residential College.
The college’s first annual magazine, PRIMA was published in 1965. KTAR News was published in 1969 and was subsequently replaced by SINAR ASTAR in 1980. Currently, ASTAR’s magazine is fondly named PERTAMA.
Today, these two committees (JIA and JTA) are known as Jawatankuasa Induk Kolej (JIK) and Jawatankuasa Perkembangan Kolej (JTK), and comprise Community and Welfare, Academic and Intellectual, Creativity and Arts, Sports and Recreation and Patriotism and Ethics.
Headmaster of the ASTAR:
# PROF. HENDRICKSON, 1959–1963
# PROF. TAN SRI HAMZAH SENDUT, 1960–1963 dan 1965–1969
# DATO CHAN KAI CHEONG, 1969–1972
# TUAN LAJMAN HAJI SIRAT, 1973–1979
# DATO’ ABDUL GHANI OTHMAN, 1979–1984
# DATIN DR. JAMILAH ARIFFIN, 1984–1987
# PROF DR ALRAMIAH JSM, 1987–1997
# PROF MADYA SAID HALIM SAID NONG, 1997–2002
# PROF MADYA DR. SABRI MUSA, 2002- NOW
* [http://kk1.um.edu.my Official website]
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