By Tunku Abidin Muhriz, The Sun, 17 September, 2010 Apart from formal observances that have long been established, such as the display of the alat kebesaran or royal regali [...]
By Tunku ’Abidin Muhriz, The Sun, 3 september, 2010 I had a chance encounter the other day. I had to go down to Singapore, to conclude a posting that I had the privilege t [...]
By Tunku ’Abidin Muhriz Some people go gaga or teary-eyed over these Merdeka advertisements, particularly the Petronas ones, but of the latter I’m not sure whether the tears are induced by happiness or sadness. For it can already  [...]
By Tunku Abidin Muhriz   I do not know if it would gain the approval of many dieticians, but what the gents at the Royal Lake Club do is to turn up at the squash courts fifteen minutes before iftar, play a few games and then b [...]
By Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz It is a good thing that the Selangor State Assembly has tabled its Freedom of Information Enactment.  Its eventual introduction should – presuming the implementers and civil servants do their job prope [...]
By Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz It sounds so reassuring, doesn’t it: the Tenth Malaysia Plan.  Another neat and tidy encapsulation of what our government is going to do for our economy for the next five years.  The mathematics of the [...]
By Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz After craving a kebab for months I have been on a devouring spree that will require many weeks of squash to undo.  I am in Istanbul, European Capital  [...]
By Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz We are so inundated with cheap machine-made goods that it’s easy to be ignorant about how much work goes into traditional handmade products. From fast food to self-assembly furniture, it’s possible to  [...]
By Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  I’ve marked about a ream of students’ papers, resurrected a couple of book projects, made headway with a new media project and, amidst having to defend my colleagues’ [...]