Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Dato Dr Sharom Ahmat

Dato Dr Sharom Ahmat was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs in 1979. He interviewed me in California when I was in 3rd year university in 1979. I then joined USM after I completed my MSc in 1982. He remembers me because I was late for my interview that day and was the last to be interviewed and he waited till I appeared, and said never mind because I had a class. I had informed him earlier before he arrived on campus that I had a class and maybe I could not make it to the interview. After I graduated with my MSc, I reported for duty to him at USM Penang campus on 28 june 1982. This is my first and last job, in shaa Allah. I met him again at the Penang Story Lecture at the E&O Hotel on 18 August 2013.

Penang Story Lecture 17-18 August 2013

Berita Harian, 10 September 1970, Page 2
Persaingan terbuka, menurut Dr. Sharom Ahmat

Public Lecture

Dr Albert Stanley McKern (1885-1945)-- a Penang Doctor in Myth and Reality

Date: Saturday, 30 November 2013
Time: 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Lone Pine Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang.

Invitation by donation only, PHT Member RM30 nett, non-member RM50 nett.  Tea will be served!
Proceeds to the Penang Heritage Trust. 
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An announcement in 2008 that Sydney, Yale and Edinburgh Universities had received a multi-million dollar bequest from the estate of Dr A.S. McKern drew public attention to this Australian physician who spent the inter-war years in practice in Penang.  Dr McKern’s death in a Japanese internment camp in Sumatra contradicted the widely held belief that the popular doctor had remained hidden in his Tanjung Bungah house during the Japanese occupation. This talk draws on archival records and wartime internment diaries to lay to rest the myths surrounding Dr McKern’s final years while at the same time recalling his remarkable career and legacy.


Leslie James
Born in Scotland Leslie James is a retired Canadian diplomat with long experience in Asia Pacific, including two assignments at Canada's mission in Malaysia. A graduate in modern history and modern languages from the University of Toronto, he speaks Malay/Indonesian and has resided in Kuala Lumpur and Penang with his Malaysian-born wife for the past fifteen years. A writer and speaker on Malaysian historical subjects with an interest in local and regional military history, he is a member of PHT, Badan Warisan Malaysia, the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society and the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia. He has been editor of the PHT Newsletter since 2005.

Michael Rawlinson
Born in England, Michael Rawlinson is a retired Hong Kong civil servant with experience in Asia. A graduate and instructor of what is now known as the Hong Kong Police Academy, he has resided in Penang with his Penang-born wife for the past eight years. A speaker on Asian historical subjects with an interest in local and military history, he is a member of Penang Heritage Trust, the Hong Kong and Malaysian Branches of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.

Organisers: Penang Heritage Trust & Think City  |  Venue Sponsor: Lone Pine Hotel, Penang
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