On Trengganuspeak and the Spirit of Trengganu

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tengku Ismail Tengku Su

My dear friend Tengku Ismail Tengku Su is still in hospital here in London after undergoing an emergency angioplasty last week.

He was here on an invitation to the Prince's School of Traditional Arts and the Asia House, to give a presentation on the Royal Weave - the Trengganu songket - a subject close to his heart. This is a trip he has been working on very hard and the result was a stunning display here in London of this weaving heritage that Trengganu so excels in. Indeed, Tengku Ismail has often referred to himself jocularly as the Duke of Trengganu songket.

He was taken ill very suddenly after his return from a trip to Istanbul and was immediately admitted to the Chelsea and Westminster hospital. He suffered a heart attack soon after he was admitted to the Royal Brompton Hospital awaiting further medical intervention.

He is now on an induced sleep to give his body adequate rest after a chest infection last week. Please remember him in your prayers.


My Dear Friends:

Thank you for your prayers and to those who have emailed asking about his condition, this is the latest [21/7]:

Our dear Tengku is still in a very serious condition and has been induced back to sleep to conserve his energy for the fight. He is now back on the ventilator as his heart is causing some concern. Please do continue your prayers for him.

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