Well-known on RIA 89.7FM circa 2003-2007 as a controversial and sensational critic, a thinker with different outlook and perspectives who was not afraid to speak his mind on social issues and able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved his style into a distinguished listener and articulate blogger with interesting takes on the local and sometimes, regional Malay entertainment industry. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as he sees, hears or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist as one might have witnessed on interactive radio segments on RIA 89.7FM.
Once aspired to be a producer / presenter with Mediacorp Radio, an entertainer and even a national footballer at different stages in life. Through different life experiences, having interned at Mediacorp Radio, having had the opportunity to network with local and regional artistes, listing attending awards shows and concerts (local and in Malaysia) as one of his favourite pastimes, and generally for his love in music as a whole, he found his calling as a critic in the local Malay entertainment industry and of late, a budding entrepreneur in the anti-aging industry.
The name “Pujangga Malam™” was derived when he was searching for a suitable online moniker to participate in discussions on radio and online entertainment forums. “Pujangga” was picked as it represents someone who is always thinking and observing situations in various perspectives, and then translating it into lyrical poetry. And as the idea was conceived at night, the word “Malam” was naturally added in. But people still affectionately know him as just “PM“, even if by nature he is not into poetry or creative writing of any sort…
Like any child or someone who is young at heart, he lists his favourite pastimes as spending time surfing the Net for news and views around the world, playing his Playstation 4™ games, reading magazines and above all, his love for the sport he calls “Football” (He despises the word “Soccer” as only the Americans use it). Never a day when he does not think about his favourite team, Manchester United. And never a day too that he will not clam up from singing, sometimes at the expense of losing his voice in the process.
Like a wine connoisseur, he appreciates the beauty of life, and of course the beauty of the opposite gender. But do not for once think he is a modern day “Cassanova“. He is still truly loyal and happily married to his teenage sweetheart and blessed with two beautiful daughters. Indeed, his life is complete with magnificent friends, a loving family and the blessings showered by Allah Almighty.
Writing has always been one of his greatest flairs ever since primary school, as he dances to the merry tune of the thoughts that fill his head. Prefers to express himself with carefully crafted words, rather than through spontaneous speeches. Through structured prose, he believes that people might be able to understand his reasoning, logic and mindset. This blog represents his life journey, recording the happy moments as well as reflecting over the negative ones.
Da’ KRUsader’s Manor™ has come a long way since its inception in 2004 where it all began from a humble Blogspot domain, gaining a respectable number of visitorship daily. Seeing a surge in readership was one of the reasons to upgrade and host a domain name (www.pujanggamalam.com) and through this, he hopes that his loyal readers would continue to visit his humble abode from time to time.
Thank you for being a part of the experience!!!