Alan served with RTM from 1966 to 2000, in the days when the English service was distinguished by such announcers as Patrick Teoh, Alan Bligh, Yahya Long Chik, Razali Hussein, Fauziah Nawi, Ronnie Atkinson and Constance Haslam.
Alan’s cool style and voice was distinctive from the other familiar voices which made an impression during the growing-up years of a generation of now elderly Malaysians, a time when the English service, then the Blue Network, was patterned after the BBC with a mix of programmes including news, features and documentaries, radio plays on Sunday, and music. (The Blue Network later became Radio 4 and then TraXXfm.) Alan added his own touch by introducing jazz to the mix.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn and son Adam.
Former RTM announcer Gerard Vincent Ratnam said Alan’s funeral will be held at 10am on Thursday at St Ignatius church, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.