KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Mazlan Nordin, who at 78 has just retired as Malaysian Press Institute chairman, isn't ready to call it quits yet.
I've not left the journalism world yet, he told reporters at a farewell luncheon the MPI organised in his honour on Thursday.
Mazlan, who was named Tokoh Wartawan Negara 2000, said he continued to keenly watch the development of journalism in Malaysia and elsewhere.
Starting out as a reporter with Utusan Malaysia, Mazlan has been in journalism for more than 50 years, eventually becoming editorial chief of Bernama, Utusan and New Straits Times.
He headed the MPI, which organises courses related to journalism to improve the writing and reporting skills of local journalists, for 15 years.
He remains active with his pen, writing for The Sun (Random Notes), New Straits Times (Personally Speaking) and Mingguan Malaysia (Mazlan Nordin Menulis).
Mazlan said he would continue to write and planned to produce a book on his experiences for public knowledge.
The function at KL Tower, attended by the local press fraternity, was also to bid farewell to MPI director Zaihan Mahmud, who has retired after 16 year in the post. Bernama
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