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Tunku Ismail Jewa Tunku Mohamad Jewa
JUST TWO WEEKS before his 72nd birthday, Tunku Datuk Dr Ismail Jewa Tunku Mohamad Jewa succumbed to the cancer he had been fighting for three years. He was born on Aug 31, 1937.
Tunku Ismail had retired in March 1995 after serving for 16 years as Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Penang’s Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Despite being a member of the Kedah royal family, he made the unusual choice early in life of becoming a teacher, and attained a master’s degree in education through a Fulbright scholarship.

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