Thursday, 13 October 2016


Geniuses of countless nations
Have told their love for generations
Till all their memorable phrases
Are common as goldenrod or daisies.
Their girls have glimmered like the moon,
Or shimmered like a summer moon,
Stood like a lily, fled like a fawn,
Now the sunset, now the dawn,
Here the princess in the tower
There the sweet forbidden flower.
Darling, when I look at you
Every aged phrase is new,
And there are moments when it seems
I've married one of Shakespeare's dreams.
by Ogden Nash
- Don

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

11 April 2015

"Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable both near and far

Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me

Never before 
Has someone been more
Unforgettable in every way
and for ever more that's how you'll stay."

- Don 

8 July 2014
We would like to say thanks to Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia for arranging a Memorial Luncheon in her name on 9th May 2014 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Here are some videos from the memorial luncheon below:

Tribute Video 

Memorial Luncheon Highlights

Speeches and Tributes

25 Aug 2013
We have uploaded an In Person Interview taken in 2009 featuring Allahyarham Dato' Mahani, which can be viewed here.

12 Aug 2013

ISIS has launched a special edition of the ISIS Focus newsletter to commemorate the late Dato' Mahani, which can be seen below. A special thanks to ISIS from us.

17 July 2013

We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to all for your well wishes. We have created this website as a special tribute to celebrate the life of this wonderful woman who has touched us all. We encourage you to share your tributes, thoughts, fond memories, photos and videos with Allahyarham Dato' Mahani. Please send your stories via email to james dot imran dot miller @ gmail dot com.

Click here to view Dato' Mahani's Tribute Page. 


Dr. Mahani was appointed Director-General, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia in May 2007. Dr. Mahani obtained a Ph.D (Development Economics) from the University of London in 1992. She was Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. 

In 1998, Dr. Mahani was appointed a member of the Working Group for the National Economic Action Council, a body established by the Malaysian Government to formulate measures to initiate recovery from the economic and financial crisis. She was a Board Member of the Malaysia Employees Provident Fund (1998-2000). In 2001, Dr. Mahani was appointed as the Head, Special Consultancy Team on Globalisation of the National Economic Action Council. She also served as Deputy Chairman of the National Accreditation Board from May 2003 until October 2007. In 2005, Dr. Mahani was appointed as the Deputy Director-General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.