Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Symbol of Constitutions

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Flag of Malaysia

Coat of arm of malaysia

Today architectural sections will cover among the historical place in Malaysia. Lets us view the symbol of our constitution, the judicial, the legislative and the executive branch of Malaysia.

Let's go check it out.


Malaysia House of Parliament

The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is a building complex where the Malaysian Parliament assembles. The structure is located at the Perdana Lake Garden in Kuala Lumpur, right next to the Malaysian national monument, the Tugu Negara.

The complex comprises two parts, a 3-storey main building and a 17-storey tower. The main building hosts the Dewan Rakyat and the Dewan Negara while representatives' offices are located in the tower.

Dewan Rakyat
Dewan Rakyat Interior

Dewan Negara
Dewan Negara Interior

Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malayan Prime Minister, suggested the construction of the Houses of Parliament in December 1959. Construction commenced in September 1962, and the opening of the new Parliament building was officiated by Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on November 21, 1963. The construction of the building cost RM18 million. The Tunku Abdul Rahman's statue was erected near the parliament square.

The current speaker for the Dewan Rakyat is Pandikar Amin Mulia (since 28 April 2008), while the President of the Dewan Negara is Wong Foon Meng (since 7 July 2009).


Palace of Justice

The Palace of Justice houses the Malaysian Court of Appeal and Federal Court, which moved to Putrajaya from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur in the early 2000s. The Palace of Justice's design incorporates influences of Islamic culture like Taj Mahal in India, Moorish culture, like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur and Western culture, like Palladian.

There is a large central atrium around which the various rooms are arranged.
The Library is located on the Ground floor, with the hearing rooms of both the Federal and Appeal Courts located on the first floor. The Registries and offices of the Appeal and Federal Courts are on the second and third floors respectively, with the chambers of the Appeal and Federal Court Judges on the fourth and fifth floor.

The current Chief of Justice is Zaki Tun Azmi (2008 - present)


Perdana Putra

The Perdana Putra is a building complex in Putrajaya which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister office complex. Located on the main hill in Putrajaya, it has become synonym with the Malaysian executive arm.Construction began in 1997 and was completed in early 1999. The building was first occupied in April 1999 after all sections of the Prime Minister Department moved from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.

The structural design is influenced by Malay, Islamic and European cultures as such Palladian and Neoclassicism. It was designed by aQidea Architect (Ahmad Rozi Abd Wahab being the principal architect) with an inspiration from the former prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. These are among the main rooms and halls in the interior layout of Perdana Putra.
Prime Minister's office, Deputy Prime Minister office, Delegation room and etc.

Perdana Putra can also be consider as the ultimate price for whoever form a government in Malaysia. The current Prime Minister is Dato Seri Mohd Najib.



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