Gua Musang’s MP, Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

A group photo with Ku Li after our Friday prayer, July 15, 2016.
A group photo with Ku Li after our Friday prayer, July 15, 2016.

Tengku Razaleigh or better known as Ku Li is a good friend of my grandfather during their student days in England.

Ku Li is a soft-spoken gentleman and would always greet me with, “Apa khabar?” and a warm smile.

In December 2013, I took a photo with Ku Li after a Friday prayer to show to my grandfather who was in Kuala Terengganu at the time, the photo of his good friend.

After three years passed, I took another photo with Ku Li at the same spot outside of the prayer hall after our Friday prayer.

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It’s quite interesting looking at how different I look when I took the last picture with him compared to the current photo.

I was obviously shorter than Ku Li in the first photo, but now after three years, I am almost as tall as he is, and Ku Li looks as energetic and joyful as ever.

Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

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Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who is fondly known as Ku Li is the Member of Parliament of Gua Musang in Kelantan and is now the longest-serving member of parliament in Malaysia.

Ku Li was the Malaysian Finance Minister from 1976 to 1984, long before I was born.

I always met Tengku Razaleigh after the Friday Prayer but I’ve never thought of taking a photo with him before.

Then one day I thought that I must have a photo with him because he is my grandfather’s friend.

They met in England and Ku Li calls my grandfather, ‘Mad Cairo’ because my grandfather studied in Cairo for a few years before going to England to further his studies.

Ku Li is very nice and friendly and is very popular among the Malaysians.

After the Friday Prayers, there will be a long line of people who wants to greet him.

One Friday, after the Friday Prayer, I met him by the sliding door and asked his assistant to take our photo.

I’m so happy that I finally have a photo of me with Ku Li.