Rubiah Lubis


1. Name: Rubiah Lubis / Rubiah Ahmad Latif Lubis

2. Occupation: Singer, Broadcaster

3. Education:

  1. St. George’s Girls School, with scholarship (1962)
  2. Island Girls School
  3. Northam Road Girls School
  4. Sekolah Melayu Kampung Jawa


4. Contributions:

  1. Co-hosted the opening ceremony of the Petronas Twin Towers
  2. Master of ceremonies at the ground-breaking ceremony of the KL Tower
  3. Hosted and sang on many television shows from the 1970s to the 1990s
  4. Versatile and accomplished broadcaster: compiling songs, writing scripts for programmes, recording her scheduled programmes
  5. Newscaster on TV2 for the evening news in English
  6. Joined RTM in November 1969
  7. Starting as a singer for weekend shows by Radio Television Malaysia / RTM (recorded at Penang studio)


5. Honours and Awards:

  1. Won, Connie Francis Singing Contest, Millie Small Singing Contest and the Pan Malayan Singing Contest



Khoo Salma Nasution, Alison Hayes and Sehra Yeap Zimbulis. (2010). Giving Our Best – The Story of St. George’s Girls School, Penang, 1885-2010. Penang: Areca Books.


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