'Stephen King of Malaysia' Tunku Halim will talk about horror writing at at Singapore Writers Festival

Malaysian horror writer Tunku Halim, a member of the Negeri Sembilan royal family, was a lawyer before he turned to writing.
Malaysian horror writer Tunku Halim, a member of the Negeri Sembilan royal family, was a lawyer before he turned to writing.PHOTO: COURTESY OF TUNGKU HALIM

SINGAPORE - He has conjured demons and dark fates in his creepy tales, but what actually scares Malaysian horror writer Tunku Halim is dogs.

"I'm not talking just about big dogs which might bite, but cute little poodles too," says the self-avowed cynophobe in an e-mail interview.

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