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.:A Captain's Reminiscence [MCKK Magazine
Hazmer Hassan (Captain of All-Blacks 99)
95: I was in form one and I watched the game for the first time. Even
though I had just started playing rugby, I could see that Vajiravudh
College was too good and nothing short of a miracle could give Koleq
a long awaited win against Vaji. The difference in size between the
players was negligible but Koleq could not match up to the Vaji boys.
Koleq lost 3-36. My youthful confidence began to wane.
to School [MCKK Magazine 1921]
by one on the eve of leaving for good
Notwithstanding all their glory and splendour which fill the heart
of the beholder with noble inspiration, the crimson rays of the setting
sun are sorrow-laden, for the price of their bright glory is the solemn
gloom of the approaching night.
good and just society - that's the Malaysian dream [New Straits Times'
by Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad
become known to the public for their institutions, for the works of
their teachers and the old boys/girls they produce. The Malay College
Kuala Kangsar (MCKK),founded in 1905, has been remarkably distinguished.
Much of its reputation is owed to three great headmasters: William
Hargreaves, the first HM, who served from 1905 till his retirement
in 1918, C. Bazell (1923-38) whose students included Tun Razak and
Tuanku Jaafar Ibni Tuanku Abdul Rahman, and H.R. Carey (1938-1949).
Journey Back To Kuala Kangsar
Kangsar's (or KK as it is known) blatant beauty is attributed to three
things: the architecture, the river and the history behind it. An
unpretentious town, whose quiet charm nonetheless managed to attract
the production crew of "Anna And The King".
by Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad
Malaysia, we too have public schools such as the Malay College Kuala
Kangsar (MCKK) and its sister college, Tunku Kurshiah in Seremban
and the Royal Military College (RMC) but they are owned and run by
the government. The Tuanku Jaafar school and the Saad Foundation School
in Malacca are run by the private sector. The Saad Foundation School
was started by an old Malay collegian, Tan Sri Halim Saad, the Chief
Executive Officer of Renong Corporation. Halim is an active member
of the Malay College Old Boys Association (MCOBA). His executive office
suite is just one floor below the MCOBA penthouse at Jalan Syed Putra,
I Remember You [MCOBA 100 Years' Celebration Committee]new!
by Syed Rosley
(This article was written by Old Boy Syed Rosley before
he passed away)
are all in the twilight years of our lives and living on borrowed
time, so to speak.1 have crossed sixty and that makes all the eleven
others so much more 'aged', I being the youngest. CORRECTION: nine
as two have already left us for the HEREAFTER. After a severe illness
some months ago, I thought I was going to be next.
Dweller Stuck In The Middle of Nowhere... [MCKK Class of 94 Website]
by Rafizi Ramli
London is cold - not only weather wise, but the city sometimes gives
you this scary feeling that it is coldly watching you. You walk, you
see, you smell - London lacks the spiritual content some people need
in their life. London is definitely a far cry from the closed knit
and traditional community of Kemaman which I come from. By sheer co-incidence,
I am here in London - feeling out of place by the day whilst Jita
is Paka, a place I so dearly call home.
.:Commanding the Issues [MCKK Magazine 1997]
by Rehman Rashid
There were some great debaters during my time at Malay College. Although
Sdr. Anwar Ibrahim, Sdr. Sanusi Junid and Sdr. Hishamuddin Rais had
left by the time I got there, I grew up crossing intellectual swords
with the likes of Sdr. Kamaruddin Jaafar, Sdr. Anuar Othman and Sdr.
Sallehuddin Hashim. All of them as eloquent in Malay as in English,
they all ranked among the best debaters the College ever produced.
Jemapoh Ke Manchestee : A Film by Hishamuddin Rais
by Zaim Al Amin
those of you who are tired of watching some heavily bearded castaway
talking to a painted volleyball named Wilson, or politically-right
but historically-wrong versions of that incident at Pearl Harbour
which happened when you or your fathers were still in diapers, or
who wanted to puke at John Travolta's new villain-with-a-hairline-beard
character (which you just cannot stomach since you still relate him
to some disco freak in Saturday Nite Fever) or who are simply sick
of Hollywood-churned American propaganda, or have watched one movie
too many of Bollywood-churned macho Khans rolling around with pretty
Kapoors; well, here's something closer to home.
.:Excerpts from 'A Malaysian Journey' [©
1993 Rehman Rashid. Used with special permission from author]
had an uneventful childhood; I had been a quiet,
bookish child. My father had led a peripatetic career as a teacher
(which was why he hadn't been present at my birth), and he had taken
his young family with him to successive postings across the length
and breadth of the Malay peninsula. And it was a growing family; my
two brothers were born, at three year intervals, in Johor Baru at
the peninsula's southern tip, and in Kuala Krai in the interior of
Kelantan, where my mother's equally mobile family had come to a temporary
rest. Eventually my father had received what would be the last posting
of his abbreviated life, as a senior lecturer at the Language Institute
in Kuala Lumpur.
at Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar, Perak
[Eton Fives Association Annual Report 1994-1995]
and Krystyna Vargas
Kangsar is the royal town of the state of Perak, idyllically situated
on the River Perak, home of the Sultan and one of the most splendid
mosques in a country well endowed with such buildings.
They Would Only Stop Putting Those Ugly Ties On [STAR86 Online]
by Jockstrap Giles
It is a bit sad that these old MC sods have
the weekly need to wrap a piece of striped rag around their greasy
necks just to tell the world that they all spent their pathetic pubescent
years in one same place. We would naturally then be compelled to presume
that their lives have been shamefully reduced to such ugly ties, which
incidentally went outdated the last time a Hanoverian sat on the Throne.
Instinct From Koleq [MCKK Class of 94 Website]
by Rafizi Ramli
Venue: Bilik Warta, TAR Hall Time: 2 am Date: One cold January night,
1993 Details: Warta KPKM (Underground Edition) Direction: Distribute
to juniors in stages to avoid the edition from being banned, the message
must reach the students at all cost Cost: RM 100 from crew's own pockets,
eternal condemnation from the 'Red Blazers'
has a lot of use for that school in Kuala Kangsar
[Berita MCOBA Vol. 2 No. 1 March 1991]
and I, fellow Collegian, are part of the ‘Malay College Mafia’ that’s
being whispered about these days. Indeed, the Malay College Old Boys’
Association has become the nearest thing to a masonic lodge this country’s
ever known outside the Chinese clans. MCOBA is a code with special
access into every corner of governance in Malaysia: the government,
the civil service, the private sector, academia, the palaces, everywhere.
Old Boys of the Malay College can be found among the country’s foremost
politicians, administrators and businessmen, bankers, doctors, lawyers
and engineers. It remains the school of royalty. Not because the sons
of the Sultans still study there – they do not, for valid enough reasons
– but because their fathers once did.
.:MCKK [Raja Petra's Webhome / Harakah]
by Raja Petra Kamaruddin
The Malay College Kuala Kangsar, or better known as “MCKK”, was founded
almost 94 years ago on 2nd January 1905. It was called, then, the
“Malay Residential School” and was initiated with a vision and mission
to produce “…a vigorous and intelligent race of young men who will
be in touch with modern progress but not out of touch with old traditions...”.
and beyond [Exclusively written for MCNET]
Anthony F. Harmer
arrived at MCKK during 1973. The new HM was already there Dato Nordin
Nasir and he had the job of moving the school on. There were two other
English teachers, Mr Dick for Physics and Mr Hindly for Maths. I was
Head of Science and then Mr Chan took this over and I became Head
of Chemistry. I remember the Speech Days with the VIPs and the visits
to the Sultan's Palace. Things were difficult at the dam at Grik and
there was certainly no East-West Highway!! At weekends, students went
on trips using the school coach and for example, the Aeromodelling
Club queued at the ferry waiting to cross to Penang, where we stayed
at the Youth Hostel, prior to visiting the Australian Air Base. I
was quite good at squash then and played at the courts at the back
of school. Some students decided to see if they could smelt tin ore
in the laboratory and with help from (now Dato(!)) Gordon van Praagh
set up an oven. They entered the project in KL and won!
.:MCKK-Our Friend or Foe [STAR86 Online]
by Atan Mustapha
feel sick watching that familiar striped red tie being worn by a certain
group of people on Wednesdays or catching a glimpse of that familiar
crest above Renong headquarters while driving along Jalan Syed Putra?
I was at a TKC Old Girls dinner a couple of years back accompanying
my better half and I actually found myself at a mini MCOBA gathering.
The emcee even went on to say, in praise of the TKCians' achievements,
"TKC girls are no longer just MCKK wives but are also doctors and
lawyers …". The few STARians who were there sure felt like throwing
up (this will be confirmed by Sheikh Yahya, a 60s STARian who was
there). MCKK boys have been our favourite enemies in school but are
they still are?
of an Old Collegian [MCKK Magazine 1988]
My group's "college days" began in January 1953 and did not end until
December 1961. During those 9 years the 80 odd members of my group
experienced a lifestyle that was unique in its ways and was subject
to an enculturization process which was to last a whole lifetime.
.:Ruffled feathers at MCKK [mir.com.my]
by Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad
The colonials were disappointed with the new arrival who turned up
in crumpled clothes to teach at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. Abdullah
Ahmad remembers the author of the Malayan Trilogy.
.:Sejuk-Sejuk Angin Kuala [MCKK Magazine
by Farid Nawawi
Buat Amir... bersama senyum dan tangismu serta seribu kenangan yang
.:Un Musulmano Al Vaticano [MCKK Magazine
by AN Ariffin
done it often before since I arriced in Rome; strolling through St.
Peter's Square at Vatican City, home of the Catholic Church, ostensibly
to experience the architectural space. Being an architecture student,
that was why I had gone to Rome in the first place, to study the architecture
of this 'cradle of Western Civilization' and its long history of the
Roman Empire and then as the initial centre of all Christianity.