Sunday, December 14, 2008
Happy birthday to Kak Lin and the Malay Mail
On December 14, 1896, the first issue of The Malay Mail was published by John H. Matthews Robson in Kuala Lumpur. It was a hand-printed broadsheet with four pages - only advertisements on front page, page 2 and local news on the other two pages. Two hundred copies daily and sold at 15 sen. I spent almost 12 years of my life with the paper. Co-incidentally the paper shares her birthday with Kak Lin. If not for Kak Lin's promptings for me to apply for PETS IV in 1991, I would have gone on to do other things, journalism not one of them! Many happy returns Kak Lin, may the Almighty continue to shower his choicest blessings upon you and bless you with good health, peace and happiness.