Friday, 6 May 2011

Book - Straits Muslims

Page  42 has a photo of a younger Dato' Mushir Ariff with his wife, Dato' Zubaidah Ariff, photographed in Penang in 1956 (courtesy of Dato' Zubaidah Ariff). Dato' Mushir Ariff is the eldest son of Sir Dr Kamil Mohamed Ariff, a famous Penang doctor who was knighted, the only doctor knighted in the history of Penang and Malaysia. Dato' Mushir Ariff also headed the inquiry into the Bank Bumiputra saga in 1974 (I was in Form 4 at TKC).

Page 43 has a family photo of the Ariffs with their children, parents and in-laws (courtesy of Dato' Zubaidah Ariff).

Page 59 shows the 1935 Annual Dinner held at King Edward's College, University of Malaya in Singapore. Present in the photo were dentist Dr Mohamad bin Taib, Khamsiah bt Ali, Latifah Bee Ghows and Dr Mohamed Din. The caption states that Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din was the first Malayan to obtain the F.R.C.D.S. from the University of Manchester.

Page 60 is the same photo used for TEMD. Only three people can be identified - Dr Mohamed Said, Dr Megat Khas and Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din. The others could be our Malay doctors but their names are unknown.

Page 61 shows dental graduates of KE VII College, Singapore in 1936. Present (possibly) were  Dr Nuruddin Salleh and Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din.