Saturday, September 03, 2005
Merdeka! At Kirkby TTC 1957
This is my dad. This photo was taken in 1978, his 3rd time to UK as a student.
The first was in 1953 at Kirkby Malayan Teachers' Trainning College. He studied in Clifford School, Kuala Lipis and was offered 2 places, a varsity life in Singapore or at Kirkby. He chose the later and studied there from 1955 to 1957.
I decided to write this entry after watching on television about the first audience where the announcement of independence was made. It was at Kirkby's Hall where about 300 Malaysian students including my dad was present. He was there together with his fellow students to greet the Tunku . He graduated in September 1957 and came back as a teacher to his homeland Pahang. He never taught outside Pahang, loyal to his state, declined promotions if it involved working outside Pahang.
I'll write more about him later.