Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another Outstanding Michaelian- Robin Jayesuria

A Note From Mr Adrian Tsen - Mr Robin was a very good sportman . I knew him when I was a young boy. He was my brother's classmate and he came back for this year's reunion. Perhaps we can feature an article about him on the blog or the school magazine.

Editorial- Thank you Mr Adrian for the e-mail and after going through Robin's achievements and accolades at St Michael's, he deserves a mention here for our current students to emulate.

Mr Robin left SMI after the Form 6 final exams in Dec 1962. He graduated from Form 5 Class of 1959. The activites he involved in actively in school included being a Prefect and Flt. Sgt. Fed. of Malaya Air Training Corps and captain of the Hockey Team while representing school at soccer, cricket and track & field sports.

He also captained Perak State and Fed. of Malaya Combined Schools Hockey team. Mr Robin represented Perak, Selangor, Johore and Melaka State hockey teams in the 60's and won the Hockey Bronze Medal at the 4th Asian Games, Jakarta in Oct 1962 representing Malaya.

After school, he joined the plantation sector in June 1962 with Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd and remained in the industry till his retirement Dec 2001, serving in Negeri Sembilan, Johore, Pahang, Melaka States and Sri Lanka before venturing to Nigeria in 1986 and Papua New Guinea in 1995 to manage and advise on rubber and oil palm business there.

His strength in education includes a BSc in Agriculture from Deventer College in Holland and MSc in Plantation Management from Cranfiled University, UK with Associate Diploma from Incorporated Society of Planters, Malaysia.

He married Miss Felomina T Booi, graduate in Social Science, Holland July 1969 and have 2 children, Raoul (1971) and Marcia (1975) - both married Raoul to Dani Chun of Sao Paulo and works there now and Marcia to Neil Palmer if UK and lives in London. Grand daughter Amanda (Dec 2008) in Brazil and Grand son Magnus (May 2009) in England.

"Retired to live sun set years peacefully and with good will to all in Seremban since 2007 and play squash for exercise and compete regulary in Masters Games around the world, most recently at the International Squash Masters Games, Puerto Madryn, Argentina Aug 2009. I am looking forward to the events this weekend in Ipoh - it will be the 1st occassion since 1961 to meet with school mates", he said.

From us at St Michael's, welcome home, our best wishes and many regards.

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