Malay College Kuala Kangsar
The Malay College Kuala Kangsar is where the cream of the Malay society received their education. When it first opened in 1905, under the name Malay Residential School, only the children of the Royal Family, high ranking Malay dignitaries and royal court officials were received.
The school was established as a special residential school for the education of Malays of good family (including royalties) and for the training of Malay boys for admission to certain branches of Government service.However, this changed dramatically after 1947, as a result of rising Malay nationalism where selected Malay boys aged from 12 to 17 from all around Malaysia are admitted to the school.
At that time, it operated in its original attap premises. The syllabus was a fusion of modern education with knowledge of Islam and Malay culture mixed in. The name of the school was changed to Maktab Melayu, or Malay College in 1909. During the Japanese Occupation in World War II, the school was turned into administration offices and a hospital for the Japanese Imperial Army, who interrogated and subsequently beheaded anyone found to be a traitor. Yes.. it’s haunted places. 😛
Today, it’s regarded as one of the best boarding schools in the country and some of the Malay political and corporate figures hail from this institution.
Malay College Kuala Kangsar (aka 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.
The MCKK buildings and grounds are extensive. 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. The “Prep School”, built later in 1912, is smaller but with equally prominent features.
In 1955, the “West Wing” and “East Wing”, as well as the “Administration Block and Clocktower” were added… 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.
The alumni association of MCKK is known as the Malay College Old Boys’ Association (MCOBA) and was established in 1929.The alumni includes sultans, prime minsters, ministers and who-is-who in the Malaysia’s corporate world as well as personalities in all aspects of Malaysian society. One of the are Ex Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and many more corporate leader in Malaysia.
Malay College Kuala Kangsar
Malay College Kuala Kangsar atau MCKK merupakan salah sebuah sekolah berasrama penuh paling tua di Malaysia. Ia merupakan sekolah elit bagi kerabat diraja dan pelajar melayu terbaik akan dipilih untuk bersekolah di sini. Pelajar yang mempunyai keputusan sangat cemerlang akan ditempatkan di sekolah ini selain daripada golongan kerabat diraja dan bangsawan lain.
Antaranya ialah bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim merupakan salah seorang daripada pelajar yang dilahirkan dari MCKK. Beliau merupakan seorang pendebat yang hebat. Malah ramai lagi tokoh hebat negara merupakan bekas pelajar MCKK termasuklah Sultan Azlan Shah dan Sultan Nazrin Shah.
Kini ia berusia lebih 110 tahun, ia masih menjadi salah sebuat Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Elit terbaik di negara ini. Ketika zaman penjajahan jepun, sekolah ini dijadikan sebagai pusat pentadbiran askar jepun dan merupakan antara lokasi dimana ramai telah dipancung kepalanya.
Adakah tempat ini berhantu? Ya. Ada banyak cerita tentang kisah hantu jepun dan mangsa askar jepun kedengaran daripada bekas-bekas pelajar MCKK.