Background of the Malay College
Malay College Kuala Kangsar is Malaysia's oldest boarding school.
It was established on January 2nd, 1905 in a ground donated by the
Sultan of Perak of the time, Sultan Idris. This followed suggestions
and recommendations made by both the Malay Sultans and several British
"...establishing at a suitable locality in the Federated Malay States,
a special residential school for education, of Malays of good family
and for the training of Malay boys for the branches of the
government service ..."
Thus were the words of the British Inspector of Schools, RJ Wilkinson
during a Rulers Conference (Durbar) in 1903.
Now, nearly a century of its establishment, MCKK is widely regarded
as the country's premier school. It has produced so many leaders and
personalities - be they businessmen, politicians, royalty, technocrats,
civil servants, diplomats, academicians, entertainers and activists.
Figures such as the present YDP Agong, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz
Shah, Prime Minister Tun Razak Hussein, Dato' Seri Anwar
Ibrahim, Tan Sri Halim Saad, the late Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad, Tan Sri
Razali Ismail, just to name a few, had been educated by MCKK.
an old school, MCKK is a school filled
with countless idiosyncracies and traditions. "The Malay College
holds the trump card for conservatism," said an esteemed alumni,
Adlan Benan Omar. In fact, many of the College's traditions have been
emulated by other residential and premier
schools. A certainly well-known trait of Malay Collegians is their
love for their
school, esprit de corps and strong bond among themselves. Frequently,
even in business and political fields, accusations of cronysm creeps
up when the Malay Collegians deal among themselves. They may be separated
by a generation, but they still have an enduring bond between them.
On Wednesdays, Malay College old boys wear their old school tie, and
once a year they would return to their alma-mater in the old boys
weekend. Ties with
other collegians are kept alive with the Malay College Old Boys Association.
The Malay College is an institution which emphasises on a holistic
education. It is not merely a school in the usual sense
of the word. It is a place where young boys grow up to become men.
Academic excellence is placed on equal footing (or sometimes less
equal) to the College spirit, sporting and other extra-curricular
achievements as well as leadership excellence.
Principal: Alimuddin b. Mohd Dom
Address: The Malay College 33000 Kuala Kangsar Perak, Malaysia