I first encountered the Tunku at his habitation in Ayer Raja Road, Penang, in May 1978. He had since quite a while ago resigned and had picked Penang as his retirement home.
Why had he picked Penang and not Kuala Lumpur? The general population of Penang were regarded and cheerful that such an incredible man had picked the island as his home. It was obvious that he cherished the island similarly as the islanders adored him.
Sitting tight for the TunkuIt was around 10 in the morning. We were all sitting tight for the Tunku in the banquet hall cum office, staked with costly gifts, trophies, strolling sticks and memorabilia.
In a corner his Chinese secretary was beating on a . Samad the driver and Owen Chung his ADC remained around talking. I was situated alongside an unassuming Malay chap of around 18. Confronting us were three recognized looking men – two Chinese and an Indian Muslim. Clearly some rich magnates, I thought.