Literary publications in English
include Short Stories in Silverfish New Writing 4 launched at KL
International Literary Festival, 30 July 2004, Collateral Damage : A
Silverfish Collection of Short Stories, 2004, Petals of Hibiscus, A
Representative Anthology of Malaysian Literature in English, 2003, Silverfish
New Writing 2 Anthology of Stories from Malaysia, Australia, Singapore,
Hong Kong and Africa, Silverfishbooks 2002, The Merlion and the Hibiscus Contemporary Short Stories
from Singapore and Malaysia Penguin 2002, Short story published as Editor’s
first choice from 1,450 international entries in Asylum 1928 and
Other Stories Fish anthology of international short stories, Ireland,
July 2001. Poems in Imbauan PPDKL (Glimpses)
World Poetry Reading KL 2004, In-Sights
Malaysian Poems 2003, Antologi, Poetry in
our Lives Today, Kuala Lumpur World Poetry Reading 2002. Co-editor Anthology
of Malaysian Poetry in English with Malay translations. Poems
and short stories in anthologies/literary journals including, Howard
Sergeant, New Voices of The Commonwealth, (
Literary prizes include: Gertrude Hartley Memorial Prize for Poetry Balliol College, Oxford University and Second prize, Short Story Competition, judged by novelist Iris Murdoch and John Bayley, Prof of Literature, Oxford University and sponsored by ISIS, Oxford University and The Observer, Dan O’Connell Poetry Competition, Melbourne, Australia, January 2000 and Radio Malaysia Short Story and University of Malaya Playwriting Competitions.
Reviews: Short stories
received favourable reviews from the Far Eastern
Economic Review (
Articles: Malaysian Culture Group, Newsletter March 2004.
Talks and readings of short stories and poems at Voice and Place: Writers’ Forum, The Substation Guiness Theatre, Singapore, 5 September 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National Univ. Malaysia), Bangi, Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, Literary Gathering International Women’s Assoc. Reading Group, Pukka Prose Editorial Services, Penang, Symposium Singapore- Malaysian Literature, Univ. Putra Malaysia, Silverfish Book Launch, K.L., Poetry Class, Singapore Management University (SMU), Malaysian Culture Group, International Islamic University, MCG Book Club, KL and Litfest Universiti Keb.Malaysia, Bangi, Singapore Management University, Borders Bookstore Singapore, Kinokuniya Bookstore, MPH Megamall Mid Valley, KL, MPH Subang Parade, Selangor, Kinokuniya Bookstores K.L., World Poetry Reading K.L. at Planetarium, at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Malaysian Language and Literary Board) and at Universiti Malaya, KL.
Latest interview: Le Prestige, June, 2003.
On Board of Selectors, Rhodes Scholarship to
D.Phil in Economics
Managing Director, Trilogic Sdn Bhd, an investment holding company. Also Director, EON Bhd and Chairman, Remuneration Committee, of Delloyd Ventures Bhd, of PBA Holdings Bhd, of Mamee-Double Decker (M) Bhd all listed on KLSE Main Board, of CIMB (Commerce International Merchant Bankers) (L) Ltd, of CIMB Discount House Ltd, of MIDF Aberdeen Asset Management Sdn Bhd. On Committee of Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service Alumni Association, international/national advisory panels to Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), and on Board of VIOBA Foundation. Served the Treasury, Ministry of Finance (1962 to 1978) last post Dep. Secretary (Econ) and PETRONAS, the national petroleum corporation (1979 to 1991) last post General Manager. Director, Malaysian International Merchant Bankers (MIMB, a subsidiary of MIDF and associate of Barclays Bank Group, UK [1992-2000]).
On invitation by Harvard University, helped in the design of a new
Executive Program for Leaders in Development: Managing Economic and
Political Reform developed jointly by Kennedy School of Government and
Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University, Oct/Nov
1995 Cambridge, Mass, USA. Rep. Malaysia at U.N. special session led by Prime