Sunday, October 23, 2005
Malaysia's loss

Okay, so I am a little slow with the news. I read today that Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood has passed away on Thursday after a 4 year battle with cancer. If you don't know who she is, well, she is the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister. I am not all that familiar with Malaysian politics these days, but in the years that I have read about her (and her husband), I have a lot of admiration for both of them. This is very rare in this day and age - I don't have an awful lot of respect for most politicians.

Datin Endon was very interested in the local textile industry, with a particular focus on the traditional textiles. She wrote a book about the kebaya, a local dress type. If you're interested, one of the local newspapers has articles about her, including one where Malaysians have written in and paid their tribute to her - here. This is from a local government website. It doesn't really say much about who she is, but it gives youa glimpse of her interests and what she did. Right now it's kinda hard to find links about her, apart from articles about her passng and her funeral.

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