Raja Ahmad Aminullah
Writer and poet, former member of Organising Committee for Kesatuan Siswa Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM), 1975
Interview Date: October 2020
Interviewer: Fikri Fisal
Raja Ahmad Aminullah, or more affectionately known as Pak Raja, was born in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1955 and received his education at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK). He continued his studies in mass communication at ITM and later furthered his studies at University of London, United Kingdom where he studied Law.
In 1996, he founded the Perak Arts Foundation (Yayasan Kesenian Perak) with other Malaysian writers and art activists. He continues to serve as the Foundation’s Chairman. A respected arts connoisseur and an avid cultural promoter, he has also served as publisher and editor for several books on literary and art criticism.
In 2004, he published an anthology of his poems called Soulship or Menyarung Jiwa which received critical recognition. A new translation of the anthology was recently published by the Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM). His other publication includes Minda Tertawan – Intelektual, Rausyanfikir dan Kuasa