Friday, July 27, 2007

About Rehman Rashid

From Wikipedia & Malaysiana1.

Rehman Rashid is a prominent Malaysian journalist and writer.

Born in 1955 in Taiping, Perak, he is of indigenous Malaysian [i e Johorean and Kedahan], Arab, Indian, Chinese, and Portuguese ancestry.

He studied in the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, before pursuing a degree in Marine Biology at University College Swansea in Wales, Britain.

Rehman became a journalist in 1981. Prior to this, he worked with the Fisheries Research Institute in George Town, Penang, and as a research associate with the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of Universiti Putra Malaysia in Serdang, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

After seven years as leader writer and columnist with the New Straits Times, Malaysia's leading English language daily, he joined the Asiaweek magazine in Hong Kong as a senior writer.

He later left for Bermuda (a British colony in the Caribbean) and became a senior writer with the Bermuda Business magazine.

He subsequently returned home and wrote his autobiographical book A Malaysian Journey, which he updated this year.

He was the Malaysian Press Institute's Journalist of the Year for 1985, and Bermuda's Print Journalist of the Year for 1991.

He rejoined the New Straits Times in 2006.

Rehman has also acted in Malaysian productions of Broadway theatre plays, most notably The Sound Of Music.

His younger brother Rafique Rashid is a musician.