Tun Suffian Lectureship Royal Charity Dinner

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The Tun Suffian Lectureship Royal Charity Dinner will take place on April 19th 2012 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. “Once a Caian always a Caian – Remembering Tun Suffian and Toh Puan Bunny”.

The Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge writes:

In 1935 Tun Mohamed Suffian bin Hashim, one of the most distinguished Lord Presidents, won a Queen’s Scholarship, the first Malay to do so, and went to study law at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. In the course of a distinguished legal career on his return to Malaya he was associated with the drafting of the Constitution of Malaysia and became in turn Chief Justice of Malaya and Lord President of the Federal Court. He remains one of the best regarded judges that served on the bench.

Gonville and Caius College wishes to commemorate the memory of this outstanding Malaysian public servant, and the integrity and dedication with which he served his country.  It is proposed to endow a Tun Suffian College Lectureship which will bear his name in perpetuity. In addition to giving lasting recognition to one of the most distinguished Caians of the twentieth century, the endowment will underpin Cambridge’s long and distinctive tradition in the teaching and study of law. Tun Suffian’s name will be associated with other scholars and scientists of great distinction, including Joseph Needham, Francis Crick and Professor Stephen Hawking.

We have already received the generous support of several Malaysians for this cause but there remains a shortfall. In order to achieve our target a Caian living in Kuala Lumpur has orgainsed a fundraising dinner held jointly with the Tun Suffian Foundation to help raise further funds. This will be a Royal Charity Dinner to be held at the Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 19 April 2012, details of which are given below.

We have received confirmation from His Royal Highness Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan that he will grace the occasion together with Her Royal Highness Tuanku Aishah Rohani binti Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud of Negeri Sembilan.

There will be a 3 course Western style dinner, musical entertainment, a speech by the Master of Caius College, Sir Christopher Hum and video presentations including a specially produced video by Professor Stephen Hawking, the world renowned theoretical physicist, in which he addresses dinner guests by name, amongst other things.


Gonville Corporate Tables: RM 25,000.00 each
Caius Corporate Tables: RM 20,000.00 each
Ordinary Corporate Tables: RM15,000.00 each
Individual Seats (Corporate): RM500.00 each
Individual Seats (Non-corporate): RM200.00 each

Gonville Tables will be those in closest proximity to the Royal Table. All donations towards this worthy cause are welcome.

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