1972 - RM 3million was collected from all UMNO divisions and individuals.
1972 - Deputy Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn took over the chairmanship of the building project. When he was appointed Prime Minister and acting UMNO President, he relinquished his chairman position to Tengku Razaleigh
1971 - The project was spearheaded by Malaysia's second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak who chaired the building committee.
1971 - A special fund was set up to finance the project