The Abdoolcaders: Prominent Sons of Penang

By Koay Su Lyn

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Eusoffe Abdoolcader.
When one speaks of the Abdoolcaders, most Malaysians are immediately reminded of the late Eusoffe Abdoolcader. One of the five Supreme Court judges sacked in the judicial crisis of 1988, Eusoffe was regarded to be the greatest judge the country had ever had – one similar to England’s Lord Denning – for his fearless passion for justice and the law. Even the tale of his deep, unconventional love for his wife continues to linger on the lips of many.While Eusoffe...

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Koay Su Lyn

reads and writes of the past to make sense of the present. She is a research analyst in the History and Heritage Programme of Penang Institute.