|Malay College Kuala Kangsar|
(Malay) Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar
Fiat Sapienta Virtus (Manliness Through Wisdom)
|Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia|
|Founder||Sultan Idris (Perak)|
Sultan Sulaiman (Selangor)
Sultan Ahmad (Pahang)
Yang di-Pertuan Besar Mohd Shah (Negeri Sembilan)
|Principal||Mohd. Kuala Kangsar (population 39300 is the royal town of Perak, Malaysia, located at the mouth of Kangsar River, where it flows into the Perak River Perak is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and Rauhi Mohd. Isa|
|Type||Public all-boys boarding school|
|Grades||Form 1 - Form 5|
|Medium of Language||Malay|
|Colour(s)||Yellow, Red, Black, White|
|Established||January 2, 1905|
The Malay College Kuala Kangsar (Malay College, MCKK, MC or Koleq, Kolek and sometimes dubbed "the Eton of the East") is a premier residential school in Malaysia. The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and A boarding school is a School where some or all pupils not only study but also live during term time with their fellow students and possibly teachers The Malay language ( ISO 639-1 code MS is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people and people of other ethnic groups who reside in the Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. The Orient is a term which simply means the " East " It originated in Western Asia to describe that part of the world For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and It is an all-boys and all-Malay school located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Malays (Melayu are an Ethnic group of Austronesian peoples predominantly inhabiting the Malay Peninsula, the east coast of Sumatra, the coast Kuala Kangsar (population 39300 is the royal town of Perak, Malaysia, located at the mouth of Kangsar River, where it flows into the Perak River Perak is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of In the Malay language, it is called Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar or formerly Maktab Melayu Kuala Kangsar. The Malay language ( ISO 639-1 code MS is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people and people of other ethnic groups who reside in the
The shield is quartered, coloured white (Argent) in the first quarter, red (Gules) in the second, black (Sable) in the third and yellow (Or) in the fourth.
The colors represent the four Houses of which the students in the College are grouped into; Idris (white), Sulaiman (red), Mohd Shah (yellow) and Ahmad (black). The Houses are named in honor of the four Sultans who founded the College.
In the middle of the shield is a red kris, a traditional Malay dagger. The kris or keris is a distinctive asymmetrical dagger indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Southern Thailand and On top of the crest is a head of a tiger which is the symbol of the Federation of Malaya. The tiger ( Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family the largest and the most powerful of the four " Big cats quot in the Genus The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu was a federation of 11 states formed on January 31 1948 from the nine Malay states and the British Surrounding the left and right side of the shield are laurel wreaths symbolizing excellence. The school motto is Fiat Sapientia Virtus, which is the Latin for Manliness Through Wisdom.
Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) is a premier and first fully-residential school in Malaysia. Established on 2nd January, 1905, it was originally known as the Malay Residential School of Kuala Kangsar. Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
The school was the brainchild of Mr R J Wilkinson, then Inspector of Schools for the Federated Malay States. In a letter to the Resident-General dated 24th February 1904 he wrote about "establishing at a suitable locality in the F. M. S. , a special residential school for the education of Malays of good family and for the training of Malay boys for admission to certain branches of Government service".
Its formation was enthusiastically supported by the then Rulers of the Federated Malay States namely Sultan Idris Murshidul ‘Adzam Shah I of Perak, Sultan Alaiddin Sulaiman Shah of Selangor, Yam Tuan Tuanku Muhammad Shah of Negeri Sembilan and Sultan Ahmad Mu’adzam Shah of Pahang.
Mr W Hargreaves, then Headmaster of Penang Free School was appointed as the first headmaster to lead the establishment of the school. Penang Free School is a Secondary school located on Jalan Masjid Negeri (previously Green Lane) George Town, Penang, Malaysia Since 1965, the Malay College has been led by Malay headmasters. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar.
As it was founded to educate the Malay elite, comprising of royal children and the sons of Malay nobility, few of its early students were from amongst commoner families. This changed dramatically after 1947, as a result of rising Malay nationalism. Early Malay nationalism before Malaysian independence did not exist as a united and organised political movement prior to World War II. Currently, selected Malay boys aged from 12 to 17 from all around Malaysia are being educated there.
The Straits Echo on 15th April 1905 reported that a few boys were placed in cosy dormitories in Mr Hargreaves’ rented house, while the others were stabled in small houses formerly occupied by the Malayan Railway clerks. The second half of the school, conducted by Mr Vanrenen was held in a fowl house. Altogether, there were 40 boys in the first intake of the school.
The sanction for the building of a permanent school became official on 23rd December 1905, and by 1st May 1909, the Big School was first brought into use. On Saturday, 11th December 1909, the Big School was officially opened by the Sultan of Perak, and the auspicious date also marked the change in the name of the school from the Malay Residential School of Kuala Kangsar to the Malay College of Kuala Kangsar.
The change also seems to have seen greater emphasis on the original aim of MCKK, for in a report for 1910 we read: "From this school the Government have great hopes that the sons of Malays of the Raja and higher class will be educated and trained on the lines of an English Public School and be fitted to take a share in the Government of their Country".
Since its inception, more than 5,000 boys (and 2 girls) have had the privilege to enter the gates of MCKK. Though it was initially founded to educate the Malay elites, it changed dramatically as a result of rising Malay nationalism since 1947. Today, selected Malay boys from all walks of life and aged from 12 to 17 from all over Malaysia are educated in MCKK.
The college celebrated its centennial celebration on 26th March 2005, attended by dignitaries, old boys, and townspeople. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia attended the event, along with the royal rulers of the states of Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan as well as the governor of Malacca. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the highest ranking office created by the constitution of the federation of Malaysia Perak is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of Selangor ( Jawi script: سلاڠور population 72 million is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. Negeri Sembilan (also Negri Sembilan, Jawi: نڬري سمبيلن meaning "state of nine" in Malay, is a state of Malaysia.
MCKK has been the school for many prominent Malaysians such as kings, sultans, prime ministers, ministers as well as senior officials in the Government and leading figures in the private sector. MCKK boys undoubtedly fill many of the pages of "Who's Who" in Malaysia.
The most recognizable feature of the school is the Big School (built in 1909), a building with pseudo Greco-Roman architecture in front of a rugby field. Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Rugby football (usually just " rugby " may refer to a number of sports through history descended from a common form of Football developed at Rugby School The Prep School, built later in 1912, is smaller but with equally prominent features. In 1955, the West and East Wing, as well as the Administration Block and Clocktower were added. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The Administrative Block was opened by High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya Sir Donald MacGillivray in 1955. In 1887 the British High Commissioner in Malaya system was introduced The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu was a federation of 11 states formed on January 31 1948 from the nine Malay states and the British Sir Donald Charles MacGillivray, KCMG, CMG, MBE was the last Colonial Administrator to serve in Malaya The West and the East Wing, together with the Overfloor make up what is now called the Big School. Two more hostel blocks, the Pavilion and New Hostel were built in 1963 and 1972 respectively; the latter houses second formers. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Another prominent feature of the school is the Big Tree, a raintree (Samanea saman) in front of the East Wing that is said to be as old as the school itself, if not older. Albizia saman is known under a wide range of
The school itself has three fields. One is located in front of the Big School, traditionally reserved for rugby, soccer and cricket. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries The second field is located south eastern of the Big School and it usually hosts field hockey game. Field hockey is a Team sport in which players attempt to score goals by hitting the Ball across the pitch with a stick The third open space is in the Administration Block and it is used for various purposes.
The College ground is also the only place in Malaysia where one could find an Eton Fives court. Eton Fives, one derivative of the British game of Fives, is a hand-ball game similar to Rugby Fives, played as doubles in a three-sided court The students neither use the court nor do they play the game, however.
The school also excels in sports and debate. It became a powerhouse in rugby during the sixties and still has one of the best rugby school teams in the nation . Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Nicknamed "All-Blacks" after the New Zealand national team for its all black strip and its might and passion like their New Zealand counterparts, they even perform the haka before matches. The All Blacks are New Zealand's national team in Rugby union, the country's National sport. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island " Ka Mate " is a Māori Haka composed by Te Rauparaha, war leader of the Ngāti Toa tribe of the North Island of New It has consistently held a traditional match series against the Vajiravudh College of Thailand since 1960. An all-boys Thai boarding school Vajiravudh College was established by Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua - King Rama VI who is also known as King Vajiravudh. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In odd-numbered years, the match is held in Kuala Kangsar. In even-numbered years, it is held in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (krūŋtʰêːp máhǎːnákʰɔn) or Krung Thep ( for short is the Capital, largest In addition to this, MCKK competes with rival Royal Military College every year in a multi-games carnival. Charter The Charter of the Royal Military College is as follows The Royal Military College has been established with the objective of preparing young Malaysians to Both colleges take turns to organise the annual event.
Within the school, each student belongs to one of four "Rumah" (sport houses). They are Sulaiman (represented by the color red), Ahmad (black), Mohd Shah (yellow) and Idris (white). The four houses compete with each other every year in almost every kind of sports. The competition between the four reaches its peak in the school's Sports Day.
The alumni association of MCKK is known as the Malay College Old Boys' Association (MCOBA) and it was established in 1929. An alumni association is an association of graduates ( Alumni) or more broadly of former students Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Amongst the more notable alumni of the Malay College are: Dato' Onn Jaafar, the father of Malay nationalism and former Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the former Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian ministers Hishammuddin Hussein, Effendi Norwawi, Fauzi Abdul Rahman and Nazri Aziz, politician and former chairman of the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club Shahrir Samad, the Sultans of Pahang and Perak, late Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei from 1932 to 1936 and the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan. Dato' Sir Onn bin Ja'afar ( 1895 - January 19, 1962) was a Malay Politician and a Menteri Besar ( Chief Early Malay nationalism before Malaysian independence did not exist as a united and organised political movement prior to World War II. For other individuals named Abdul Razak, or some variation thereof see Abdul Razak (disambiguation. Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician who served as Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister from 1993 to 1998 Dato' Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein (born August 5, 1961) is a Malaysian politician and member of United Malays National Organization Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz is a Malay Malaysian Politician from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO The Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (commonly referred to as the Backbenchers Club, BNBBC or BBC; Malay: Kelab Ahli Penyokong Barisan Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad (born 22 November 1949) is the Malaysian domestic trade and consumer affairs minister a member of Parliament, Pahang ( Jawi: ڨهڠ is the third largest state on Malaysia, after Sarawak and Sabah, occupying the huge Pahang River River Perak is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of Al-Marhum Al- Hajj Sultan Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien III, GCVO, KCMG ( September 23, 1914 &ndash Brunei Darussalam, (bruːˈnaɪ in English officially the State of Brunei Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam Jawi: برني دارالسلام Negeri Sembilan (also Negri Sembilan, Jawi: نڬري سمبيلن meaning "state of nine" in Malay, is a state of Malaysia. Pak Sako or Ishak Haji Muhammad , Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad and Dr. Ishak Haji Muhammad ( 14 November 1909 - 7 November 1991) or better known as Pak Sako was a prominent Malaysian writer Azahari Husin were alumni as well. Dr Azahari bin Husin (born September 14 1957 &ndash November 9 2005) a Malaysian national and Islamic terrorist, was believed to be the technical
The novelist and composer Anthony Burgess (1917-93), author of The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy, was a sometime master at MCKK. Anthony Burgess (February 25 1917 — November 22 1993 was an English Novelist, Critic, Composer, Librettist, Poet The Long Day Wanes A Malayan Trilogy, also published as The Malayan Trilogy, is Anthony Burgess 's novel He taught English and history, and was housemaster at King's Pavilion, between 1956 and 1957 during the headmastership of J. D. R. "Jimmy" Howell. Burgess composed Sinfoni Melayu (1956) and later Sinfoni Malaya for orchestra and brass band (1957), which famously included cries of "Merdeka!" from the audience. Sinfoni Melayu is a symphony composed in 1956 by Anthony Burgess. Merdeka is a word in the Malay language meaning Independence. He also wrote two pieces specifically for MCKK. These were the 'Ode: Celebration for a Malay college', for boys' voices and piano (1954), and 'Cantata for a Malay college' (1954).
The alumni association is based in the Penthouse of the MCOBA building, which is also home of UEM.
A few school traditions, of relatively recent invention, survive.
One is the wearing of one of two forms of the school tie every Wednesday by the old boys.
Second is the an annual gathering lasting around three days at the school itself - referred to as Old Boys Weekend. During the weekend, matches are held for any number of sports between the Old Boys and present students, culminating with a rugby match on Sunday morning.
Third is an annual formal dinner for old boys, usually held in a ballroom in Kuala Lumpur.
Fourth is the school cheering where almost every student is required to sing in unison various fight songs during official sport matches while wearing a specially designed polo-shirt.