"Menjunjung Duli" – A loyalty pledge to the King. (This is an edited translation from the original article titled “Istiadat Menjunjung Duli” written in Malay by the same author in 2013). By: DATO DR. SYED JAAFAR AZNAN. In front of the Singgahsana (the Throne), at Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, 19 April 2010. Extract from the booklet … Continue reading 13. Menjunjung Duli.
By: Syed Jaafar Aznan ( Published in WordPress on 29/9/2017 ). Appointment as State Financial Officer. In February 1991 I was appointed as the State Financial Officer of Perak. I was transferred from the Federal Treasury, Kuala Lumpur to the State Finance Office in Ipoh, Perak. I was to be the eleventh State Financial Officer … Continue reading 12. An Officer at Perak State, 1991 – 1993.
By: Syed Jaafar Aznan ( Published in WordPress on 8/1/2018 ). Family Emblem. During the period 1997 -2009 I was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia working for an international development finance organisation. I have three children: two sons and a daughter as the youngest child. The whole family followed me to Jeddah, except my eldest son … Continue reading 11. Family Emblem
By: Syed Jaafar Aznan ( Published in WordPress on 8/9/2017 ) ( ed.17/5/18 ). Joining the Civil Service. I joined the Malaysian Civil Service in early 1970. It was during the time of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia (31.8.1957-22.9.1970). The Chief Secretary to the Government was then Tan Sri Abdul Kadir … Continue reading 10. Joining the Civil Service, 1970.
By: Syed Jaafar Aznan ( Published in WordPress on 12/2/2014 ). Student ID card at Wharton School 1977. It was long ago in late summer of 1978 when I stopped smoking cigarettes. I was then a post-graduate student at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. I had my last cigarette at my student apartment … Continue reading 9. A Smoking Experience.
By: Syed Jaafar Aznan ( Published in WordPress on 22/11/2011 ). In a normal weekday formal schooling and the afternoon mengaji lessons would take up to around 4pm. There would then be house chores and errands to do. After that, and during weekends and school holidays I had a lot of free time. Like most … Continue reading 8. Childhood Pastimes in the 1950s
By: Syed Jaafar Aznan ( Published in WordPress on 20/6/2011 ) (Rev. 1/10/2017). Quran Reading Lessons. My day as a child in the 1950s was quite routine. In the morning, like most children, I went to a government school. At around 12.30pm the morning session of school would end and everybody would go home. I … Continue reading 7. Quran Reading Lessons.