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When you are out, go with dignity

Sports has always been a major part of the curriculum of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) since its foundation in 1905. Novelist Anthony Burgess...

People still go nuts over Charlie Brown

Charlie is the diminutive of the name Charles. In the US, it is a derisive black nickname for whites. In the lexicon of the...

Ruffled feathers at MCKK

The colonials were disappointed with the new arrival who turned up in crumpled clothes to teach at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. Abdullah Ahmad...

Learning to be an open society

I was raised in a wholly Malay environment and educated exclusively at Malay School and the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) except for a...

Those perfect days of prep school fun

Memories of the prep school - of growing up before moving on to the imposing Big School across Jalan Station have stayed and will...

Learning English in Kuala Kangsar

When I arrived at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) prep school in early January 1948, I was ready, so I thought, to study...

Memories of the Malayan Emergency

The Che Ahmad Kaya Kampong Bandar family, although not of the higher caste aristocracy - for there were degrees of class even among the...

Eggheads and streetsmart students

It was a clear, cool (by Kuala Lumpur's standard, that is) Sunday evening, on Jan 25 this year when Tun Haniff Omar and I...

Mahathir was Razak’s choice

Then, as now, no aspiring politician would have lost out by making friends with those working at the Umno headquarters. There should always be one...

The Malay College connections that opened many doors

For a quarter of a century, Tun Razak played a secondary role to Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. He was Tunku's loyal deputy, an advocate...
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