Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

By Louise Goss-Custard

November 2019 FEATURE
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 This article first appeared in our October 2016 issue.In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles.Throughout its 200-year history, Penang Free School has seen many illustrious headmasters come and go – but among the best known (and loved) were three visionaries.Penang Free School (PFS) celebrates its bicentennial on October 21. This venerable institution has churned out generations of leading Malaysians: “Old Frees” include Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first...

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Louise Goss-Custard

is editor of the Penang Free Sheet (, co-organiser of Open Studios Penang, and a keen flautist who plays with Penang’s best Irish band, the DramBand (www.facebook. com/DramBandPenang) and several local orchestras.