The Malay Girls – MCE 1961
I met with Mohd Som bin Haji Sulong at his house recently. Well, actually I was there with Wan Ahmad Hulaimi (aka Awang Goneng – Kecek-kecek) for a cup of tea and was later joined by my elder brother Mohd Kamal who happens to be his neighbor too. My brother is also related to Mohd Som through marriage. After maghrib prayer at the nearby Masjid Sobirin – Lembah Keramat, together with his wife, Mohd Som treated us for dinner at one of the outlets at the new Wangsa Walk.
At his house, he showed us some photos of his classmates and wanted me to put up in our Sulaimanian blog. Which I gladly agreed – and I hereby again invite everybody to contribute to this blog of ours. Herewith is the first part – a photo of the 1961 MCE Malay girls taken in the studio (where else – if not the popular Yamada Studio! – the recently demolished shoplot at Keda Payang). He has written a post about the photo at the SSSS CLASS OF 61 – THE LADIES IN OUR CLASS. [I hope the blog would be active again] Though they had made several reunions, some of them were not reachable and would like them to contact him at email@example.com updates.
He also mentioned that the classmates have lost contact with one person in particular – Maskiah bt Zakaria (standing 2nd from right – above) or solo photo here and he also had posted about his search in their class blog MISKIAH WHERE ART THOU? As I browsed through the school magazine, I found this article written by Miskiah in the 1961 issue saying “Selamat Tinggal” and could possibly indicating she really meant so – thus the reason for being not reachable since. We hope Miskiah would soon be reachable from the wider readership that this blog is gaining each day. And hopefully she would be able to make contacts with her classmates again.
Mohd Som corrected some of the facts above (as in his comment below):
1961 Form 5 exam was not known as MCE yet. There were 2 certificates awarded in a single exam. They were the Senior Cambridge Certificate (SC) and the Federation of Malaya Certificate (FMC).