With Enough Optimism, Success Will Come

By Andrea Filmer

November 2016 PENANG PROFILE
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Having suffered his share, state executive councillor Abdul Malik knows to keep his eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.It must be strange for Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, 62, to tell people about the street where he was born. Originally named Jalan Yahudi, that small throughfare in the centre of George Town is visible from his present office high in the Komtar tower.It is now called Jalan Zainal Abidin after Abdul Malik’s grand-uncle. S.M. Zainal Abidin...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.