Thursday, 12 April 2012

I don't care for TKC (or MCKK)

This is from NST today (simply simply post this one) -

TKC's biannual dinner reunion

NETWORKING: Get together by Tunku Kurshiah College former students
(From left) Malay Girls College/Tunku Kurshiah College Old Girls Association president Puan Sri Fauzah Mohd Darus, its deputy Tan Sri Dr Rafiah Salim and its vice-president II Datin Sharifah Khairiyah Syed Mohamad at an interview with NST at the association’s office in Putrajaya.
  PUTRAJAYA: SISTERHOOD. This is what describes the relationship which binds the generations of Malay Girls College/Tunku Kurshiah College Old Girls Association (OGA) together from the past till today.
 OGA president Puan Sri Fauzah Mohd Darus shared a brief history of the prestigious residential all-girls school with the New Straits Times in a recent interview.
 Established in 1947, when she began attending it, it was then still known as the Malay Girls College, before it was renamed  Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC), in honour of the first Raja Permaisuri Agong - Tunku Kurshiah Tunku Besar Burhanuddin.
 The college was officially opened by Lady Gent, wife of Sir Edward Gent, the then governor of the Malayan Union.
  In 1962, it was moved from Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, to Jalan Tunku Kurshiah in Seremban, Negri Sembilan.
  “As a student then, we lived a very cloistered but  disciplined life. We learned all sorts of things, from social graces and etiquette to various dances and songs,” Fauzah said, recalling the bygone days.
  Also present at the interview was OGA deputy president Tan Sri Dr Rafiah Salim, who is  the NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women  chief executive officer.
  “The Damansara Heights that you see now is different from the time when we were schooling there. We were located in the thick of a rubber plantation. There were tigers around, it was that wild!
  “We used to sit on the slope that overlooked Bangsar during the evenings, and it was totally green then”, recalled Rafiah.
  As in the past, the OGA will hold their biannual dinner this year.
  OGA vice-president of social and welfare, Datin Sharifah Khairiyah Syed Mohamed, said the  dinner  will take place at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, on April 28.
  “The biannual dinner is an avenue for old girls to get together  and  relive the camaraderie we shared during our school days,” said Sharifah Khairiyah, who is also the chairman of the get-together.
  She added that  the dinner, apart from raising funds for the OGA, would also be an avenue for networking.
   “It can be  a platform for the girls to network with each other as many of them had excelled in various positions and careers,”  Sharifah Khairiyah said.
  Rafiah said the dinner was a good platform for  individuals  to foster working relationships, and sponsoring companies would also be able to tap into a pool of talented women to work in their organisations.
  This year’s dinner theme is Bollywood night, and is called “By Golly its Bolly”.
  Dinner table packages are available at RM8,000 (Aishwarya Rai), RM5,000 (Kareena Kapoor) and RM3,000 (Preity Zinta).
  The money raised will be used to cover the cost of the dinner and the balance contributed to the OGA fund to help its students.
  Among the notable alumni of TKC are Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, and social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir.


  1. Taking money to cover the cost of dinner ? You mean all the Puan Sris and Datins can't sponsor the dinner ? All proceeds should go to the old girls association lah. Malu saja these rich people.


  2. They deliberately forgotten TKC old gal also includes Wan Azizah the wife of Anwar Ibrahim.

  3. TKC alumni Arlida Ariff - the ex-CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad

  4. Agreed, who cares? Btw what do u think of BN's chances in d coming election? I m a strong bn supporter too but i wish some ministers will b retired·

    1. I think BN will do better than 2008, but it's unlikely that they can get back the two third majority. As for the expired ministers, I believe that Najib is a smart guy and will do the necessary. BTW, the Jalan Tengku Kurshiah used to be Jalan Cemetary. There is a Christian cemetery at the end of the road.

  5. Preity Zinta for mere rm3000?! This is scandalous! Her left dimple alone cost at least rm10k...

    PZ fan