Spotted a few more MCKK-related blog, including one from our very own Mpro.
Mpro's bed was in front of mine when we were in Dorm C from January to March 1990, before we were split according to houses. Our beds were adjacent to the prefect's cube in Dorm C. Ironically just as I was thanking the Almighty for moving me away from the bed that was too close to the prefect's cube, they put me right in front of another prefect's cube in Dorm E (and this one is a fiercer prefect who notoriously slapped Fadli on the face without uttering a single word).
Mpro had always been popular from day one. I was never "close" (meaning not buddy buddy laa, but we did spend a great deal of time working on same programs and activities) to him during the junior years despite our similar "political orientation" back then - most probably because I purposely put a distance between us as I didn't want to be one of the many people who surrounded him all the time!
When we had our first election in 1990, Mpro - being perhaps the most popular guy in the batch, also a class and a dorm monitor (a great achievement when you were in F1) - would have been the top bet in any bookies' list. He was definitely in the top 5 in my list at least.
But the official result did not have his name, much to my chagrin (that later on led to many instances of disillusionment for me and I suppose many others, hence the kind of "unconventional" path - by koleq's yardstick - that my batch took in our final year). I had always thought that he was the best person to be the Treasurer, he certainly had the means and he was popular.
But the conventional wisdom at the time (we suspected) had it that his close association with his fellow Kedahans (and consequently the large group of people who always thronged him) rendered him "unfit". His name, was therefore, never featured in the official results that October night, despite every indication that he certainly was voted in.
I always felt that the incident (and many others in our own country and elsewhere in Asia) exemplified our own culture of the old guards ignoring the wishes of the many just because they cannot bring themselves to trust the judgement of the people they lead. Democracy then - whether in Malay College Common Room or Putrajaya or Singapore for that matter - is subjected to the final approval of these state elders (in koleq's context the prefects), whose approval carries more weight than the wishes of the people. If there is such a thing as democracy here, it's more of the democratic right among the elders to choose the next dynastic ruler, much in the same way the Imperial China (in fact the Communist China too!) works!
Anyway I digressed.
When we were in F2, attempts were made to rectify the perceived vote rigging that allegedly took place in 1990. As a result, Mpro was made an AJK Batch by appointment - and he went on to become the Union's treasurer (I guess the justice was served after all in the end ha ha), a prefect and led Idris house to become the house champion for the first time in 1994 since our time in koleq from 1990. He was also rumoured to try to have an affair with a teacher (but failed), had the most ridiculous choice for a jambu (one who you cannot see at night) and definitely the boy with the biggest breast (read: tetek) in our batch.
He is now happily married and in addition to the big breast, his belly was also ranked the top 5 in our batch last year.
New MCKK-related blogs:
Tu La Pasal (Class of 94)
Class of 74 (2 decades our senior!)
Class of 98 (our F1)