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Royal Headdress: Dendam Tak Sudah Carries Significant Philisophy, Symbolism


By Yasmin Ahmad Zukiman

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 (Bernama) -- The "Dendam Tak Sudah" (Endless Vengeance) headdress , to be worn by Sultan Muhammad V at his installation ceremony as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Monday not only complements the ceremonial songket attitre, but also carries significant philosophy and symbolism.

The headdress maker, M.Z Fairuz Zakaria, 40, said even the name "Dendam Tak Sudah" carried double meaning and was closely related to life and human nature.

"Symbolically, vengeance does not necessarily imply hostility, but related to feelings such as longing or eager to fight for the country.....