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Farewell Pak Lah – may your soul rest in peace (21.11.1929 – 6.3.2010) December 6, 2018 – Posted in: In The News

Professor Abdullah Darus, That is how I have always thought of you, my friend and my professor. I know that you never considered yourself as anyone’s teacher and always cautioned me to think for myself. I knew the inevitable moment will come and it did in the form of your daughter’s sms on 6.3.2010 saying that “Pak Lah meninggal jam 11.05pm”. The only thought that came to my mind at that moment was the fact…

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Syair Boria: a review – Posted in: Reviews

Syair Boria, Biografi Abdullah Darus problematized the origins of boria, a performing art form peculiar to Penang to Persian Syiah beginnings arising from the murder of Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Karbala, Iraq in the 7th century, to mark the occasion. The practice came to Penang with the arrival of sepoy soldiers from the 21st Madras Regiment. Speculations abound as to its origins that boria is derived from boriah or mat…

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