Upcoming Events
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Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023


Splitting a Dato from a Datuk - Malaysian Names & Tiles

One of the most puzzling and abstract elements faced by new arrivals - after the traffic - is understanding Malaysian names, titles and forms of address. What is the difference between a Dato' and Datuk? What is a Tun and Tan Sri? What do the initials YM and YAM stand for?


Longtime MCG member Colette Hassan will enlighten us on this as she guides us through the labyrinth of the correct forms of address. Her presentation will touch on understanding titled and untitled Malaysian names, royal titles and awards, as well as on the structure of the government.


Colette's fascination for this subject started while she worked, for approx. 30 years, at the French and the Swiss Embassies in Kuala Lumpur. She is now retired. No books or guidelines were available then and still today, very little information exists. She, therefore, compiled this data in the hope of enabling not only newcomers to Malaysia but also long-time residents to see more clearly through this complex subject.


Wednesday, 5th April, 2023


Silat Melayu, an Emmersive Journey


Full details to follow