Wednesday, 19 January 2011

1. Dr Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak (1889-1956)

Dr Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak (1889-1956)

Date of birth: 1889
Place of birth: Pasir Penambang, Kuala Selangor
Date of death: 1956
Place of death:
Place of burial:

British Malaya = Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States
VI = Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur
GHKL became HKL

He had survived two World Wars
First Malay doctor of British Malaya 1910
Medical Assistant in Klang, Kajang, Pekan, Kuantan, and Kuala Lumpur
Medical Officer at General Hospital Kuala Lumpur (GHKL)
Justice of Peace (JP) 1950
Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1951
Recipient of the VI (Diamond) Jubilee Gift Award 1954
"Latiff Shield" was donated to VI in his honour
Dr Latiff Road is in the grounds of Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)
Asrama Doktor Latiff (hostel) was demolished
Perpustakaan Dr Abdul Latiff is the UKM medical library at Jalan Pahang, (adjacent to HKL)
He is of Bugis ancestry, descended from Raja Besar Bugis from Pulau Sanghie in Sulawesi.

Author's notes:
  1. Managed to contact a few of his relatives.
  2. His date of graduation as given by his relatives (1910) is a year earlier than that (1911) published by the NUS in To Sail Uncharted Seas (2005). The correspondent relative has verified and has evidence of his diploma, the LMS of 1910 (not 1911 as published).
  3. The correspondent has informed that only a few photos of him exist; others have been destroyed by floods which hit Kuala Lumpur.
  4. The family tree is intact and updated but will not be made available to public as some family members prefer to remain unknown.
  5. List of photos available:
    • Dr Abdul Latiff bin Datuk Abdul Razak (B/W portrait)
    • His wife (portrait)
    • Him receiving the MBE (published records indicated MBE, not OBE as informed by the correspondent)
    • His wife with sons
    • Asrama Doktor Latiff (faded)
    • Jalan Doktor Latiff at UKM campus in KL (colour)
    • Perpustakaan Dr. Abdul Latiff, UKM KL campus (photocopy)
    • His father - Datuk Abdul Razak (colour portrait)
    • Latiff clan photo (B/W A4-length group photo)
    • All the men in the Latiff clan (generations 1-5, collage by Zainuddin bin Datuk Haji Yahya)
    • All the women in the Latiff clan (generations 1-5, collage by Zainuddin bin Datuk Haji Yahya)
  6. References
  • Perpustakaan Dr. Abdul Latiff, UKM KL campus (obtained from Zainuddin bin Datuk Haji Yahya)
  • Salasilah Keluarga Datuk Abdul Razak (prepared by Zainuddin bin Datuk Haji Yahya)
  • Illustrious Roots by Millicent Danker (obtained from Zainuddin bin Datuk Haji Yahya)
     7. Other:

2. Dr Samsudin bin Cassim (born circa early 1890s)

Dr Samsudin bin Cassim (born circa early 1890s)

Date of birth:
Place of birth: Taiping, Perak
Date of death:
Place of death:
Place of burial:

  1. Popularly known as Dr S Cassim or Dr Cassim
  2. Became a GP in 1920s
  3. Set up his clinic at 13, Anderon Road, Ipoh
  4. Practised for ~30 years
  5. Spoke Cantonese
  6. Civic leader
  7. Member of Kinta Sanitary Board
  8. Interested in Obstetrics
  9. Honorary Medical Officer to the Perak Chinese Maternity Hospital
  10. First Asian Honorary Medical Officer to the Perak Turf Club
  11. Royal physician - treated 5 Sultans of Perak

Author's notes:
  1. Sons - Tan Sri Osman S Cassim and Dato Dr Salim Cassim
  2. Son - Tan Sri Osman S Cassim was with Berjaya Group in 2001
  3. Son - Tan Sri Osman S Cassim was with Berjaya Group in 1999
  4. Grandson - Dr Samsudin Osman Cassim at Gleneagles Hospital, KL

Books about Dr Samsudin Cassim:
  1. Dr Samsudin Cassim was featured in 2 books by Dr Ho Tak Ming. One is Doctors Extraordinaire. The other book is Ipoh. Unable to contact Dr Ho Tak Ming via email published in his book, Doctors Extraordinaire.
  2. Tan Sri Osman S Cassim will try to contact Dr Ho Tak Ming for the photos and biographies of Dr Samsudin Cassim for me.

Prof Dato Mahendran Thuraiappah
Portrait from Google+
  1. Prof Dato Dr MAHENDRAN THURAIAPPAH contacted author on 17 May 2011 to inform of more names of doctors including Dr S Cassim
  2. Someone said the name Samsudin Osman Cassim is reused by the grandson, Dr Samsudin Osman Cassim. 
  3. Dr Abdul Ghani and his daughter Adeline.

Locating Dr Samsudin Osman Cassim:
  1. Dr Abdul Ghani and his daughter Adeline Abdul Ghani helped to locate his son, Dr Samsudin.
  2. Dr Abdul Ghani is Pak Din in Facebook (Herbal Walk, Langkawi)
  3. Adeline Abdul Ghani works as Assistant General Manager at Gleneagles Hospital where Dr Samsudin works.

Locating Gleneagles Hospital:
  1. I searched Google Map for Gleneagles and there were so many buildings with the name Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre. Gleneagles Hospital is just one building nearest the LRT Ampang(?).
  2. Dr Samsudin Osman Cassim is in Orthopedics at Gleneagles Hospital (KL) Sdn Bhd

Gleneagles Hospital (Kuala Lumpur) Sdn Bhd
286 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: +60 3 4141 3000
Fax: +60 3 4257 2933
Email: enquiry (a)

3. Dr Pandak Ahmad bin Alang Sidin (1892-1965)

Dr Pandak Ahmad bin Alang Sidin (1892-1965)

Date of birth: 22 April 1892 [date given in CV supplied was 22 April 1883]?
Place of birth: Kampung Kledang, Mukim Kota Lama Kanan, Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Date of demise: 4 May 1965, aged 71 [73/82]?
Place of demise: At home in Kota Lama Kanan


There are only 3 known photos of Dr Pandak Ahmad:
1. The one used above
2. A Hajj portrait
3. A portrait recently found by his granddaughter Salida Salleh in 2015.


1901-1903 - Sekolah Melayu Kota Lama Kanan, Primary 1-3
1904 -           Sekolah Melayu Kuala Kangsar, Standard 4
1905-1911 - Malay Residential School (became Malay College Kuala Kangsar).
                     Completed Standard IX. Passed Senior Cambridge Examination.
1912-1915 - Straits and Federated Malay States Government Medical School in Singapore
                     (renamed the King Edward VII Medical School).
                     5 years medical course; he fell ill from beri-beri and missed 1 year of studies.
1 April 1914 - he reported for duty (could be as a Volunteer Corps?)*
                       *Note: The medical students possibly all joined the Volunteer Corps as
                         WW1 was approaching - just 3 months away.
                         The other known medical student volunteers were
                         (Dr) SIM Ibrahim and (Dr) AO Merican.
March 1916 - graduated with LMS diploma from KE VII College of Medicine, Singapore

Government Service

There were general hospitals and district hospitals in Perak.

1 April 1916 - District Hospital Taiping
3 March 1917 - District Hospital Kuala Kangsar
19 February 1919 - General Hospital Taiping
27 September 1919 - General Hospital Batu Gajah
August 1921 - Hospital Seremban
Undated(?) - Hospital Tanjung Rambutan
December 1922 - District Hospital Kuala Kangsar (7 years)
October 1929 - District Hospital Mentakab/Hospital Temerloh(?)
December 1931 - District Hospital Pekan (1 year)
Served the villages and towns along Sungai Pahang (known as River Doctor).

31 December 1932 - Resigned as a Govt doctor.
                                  Returned to Kuala Kangsar to start private practice.

Hajj Doctor

He served as a Government Hajj Doctor on two Hajj trips, in 1936 and 1952-54.
He travelled on board a ship (ocean liner).

Private Practice

His clinic was located at 2 locations.
He initially started private practice in Kuala Kangsar town (urban clinic)
His wooden house was built in Kg Kota Lama Kanan in 1933.
He then operated his private clinic at the ground level of his wooden house in 1937 (rural clinic).
This was the first rural clinic set up by a Malay doctor in British Malaya.

His patients knew him as Dr Pandak Ahmad or Dr Ahmad
His immediate relatives and close friends called him Andak
He was also known as Haji Ahmad
He was also well-known as "Doktor Sungai" (River Doctor)
He visited his patients using a 25-foot long dug-out canoe
His granddaughter (Dr Rohani Salleh) recalls seeing the canoe and playing with his medical books, with her sister and cousins, at her grandmother's house.

Altogether, he practised for 49 years before he passed away at age 71/73(?).
His home clinic was destroyed by major floods in 1946 (9 years after set up) and 1966 (after he died).
His house is still extant, but his clinic was destroyed by floods.
His diary was also lost in the flood.

Political Involvement

He was initially with Majlis Ulama when it was part of UMNO
When Majlis Ulama withdrew from UMNO and formed PAS, he joined PAS
He was a nationalist.


He had 4 wives: 1. Unnamed, 2. Unnamed, 3. Hajah Aishah, 4. Unnamed.
He had 9 children from his third wife - 4 sons and 5 daughters.
His sons Haji Ahmad Mahayuddin, Haji Mohammad Ali, and Haji Salleh are deceased.
His surviving son is Othman.
His daughters are Hajah Habsah, Rokiah (deceased), Hajah Sarah, Khadijah, and Hajah Rahmah.

Haji Ahmad Mahayuddin's daughter is Salamiah.
Hajah Sarah's daughter is Prof Jamaiah Ibrahim, at Universiti Malaya (UM)
Haji Mohammad Ali's son is Haji Ahmad Tajuddin, an architect, based in Penang.
Khadijah's son is Abdul Malek bin Mohd Said, an engineer.
Haji Salleh's daughters are Puan Salida - a lawyer, and Dr Rohani - with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP).
Hajah Rahmah's daughters are Nurulaina and Azimatul Zuhra, who are staff nurses.

Granddaughter Salamiah is married to Abdul Aziz, a nephew of Datuk Dr Ariffin Ngah Marzuki.
Granddaughter Prof Jamaiah Ibrahim can be contacted in LinkedIn.
Grandson Ar. Haji Ahmad Tajuddin can be contacted via his company's website.
Granddaughter Puan Salida Salleh is in Facebook.
Granddaughter Dr Rohani Salleh can be contacted via WhatsApp.

Please refer to my book for more details - Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore (Xlibris 2012).

4. Dr Hafeezudin Sirajuddin Moonshi bin Hakeem Abdul Hamid (1895-1965)

Dr Hafeezudin Sirajuddin Moonshi bin Hakeem Abdul Hamid (1895-1965)

Date of birth: 28 March 1895
Place of birth: Surat, Bombay, India
Date of death: 1965
Place of death: Singapore
Place of burial: Kubur Kassim Cemetery in Siglap Road, Singapore

He was better known as Dr HS Moonshi or Dr Moonshi

Author's notes:
  1. Managed to obtain e-mail of one grandson via one of Dr Mohamed Ibrahim's grandsons (Dr Mohamed Tahir)
  2. Tried to contact the grandson but was unsuccessful (e-mail accepted only during work hours)
  3. 1 Feb 2011 - Managed to SMS one of his two surviving grandsons
  4. 2 Feb 2011 - E-mailed prepared chapter on Dr HS Moonshi to his elder grandson 
  5. Still waiting for feedback and photos from his grandson
  6. Syed Mohamed Chishty (Malaysia) has responded by phone
  7. Syed Mohsen Chishty (Singapore) has sent photos
  8. 17 March 2011 - Chapter on Dr HS Moonshi is almost ready
  9. 17 July 2012 - Published the book, Research on the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore, which has ~1.5 pages of text summary of Dr HS Moonshi.
  10. 29 September 2012 - Published the book, Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore, which has ~10 pages on Dr HS Moonshi.
  11. 17 October 2012 - found a web page that mentions Moinudeen Chishty (saint of India):
  12. Found a 1927 newspaper article on Dr HS Moonshi that mentioned he was already an Haji and wanted to go to perform the Hajj pilgrimage again in 1927.
  13. Found a 1931 newspaper article on Dr HS Moonshi and his Holiness Hazrath Maulana Shah Mohamed Abdul Aleem Saheb Siddiqui Al'quadri of Meerut, India.
  14. Found a 1939 newspaper article on Dr HS Moonshi where he spoke on "The Holy Prophet" at the Aljunied Islamic School on Maulidurrasul (birthday of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.).

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 31 March 1927, Page 11
Rumour is persistent that Dr. H. S. Moonshi, our Municipal Commissioner, is leaving for Mecca with his family shortly as soon as the question of his "ganti" to manage his dispensary has been settled. Dr. Moonshi is already an "Haji."

His Holiness Hazrath Maulana Shah Mohamed Abdul Aleem Saheb Siddiqui Al'quadri of Meerut, India, addressed a large gathering at the Aljunied Islamic School, Victoria Street, last Sunday (what date?) on "How to understand the Holy Quran." Dr H.S. Moonshi also addressed the gathering. Among those present were Mr Soon Kim, and many prominent Muslims (Mohammedans), including:-
Syed Abdul Rahman Aljunied, 
Mr A.M.S. Angullia, 
Haji Manjoor Saheb.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 28 May 1931, Page 12
Moulana Haji Mohamed Abdul Aleem Sahib, of Meerut, India
- a well-known Muslim missionary
- his second visit within 3 years
- his first visit was 3 years ago (1928)
- In 1928: preached Islam at various mosques and othe places
- an orator
- a preacher of outstanding ability
- he was well received and honoured at stops when travelling to Singapore
- arrived in Singapore in early April 1931, he was received at the wharf
- lived at Dr HS Moonshi's bungalow at Changi Road
- visited Aljunied Islamic School at Victoria Street
- spoke to the school in Arabic, on words of wisdom and advice
- busy speaking, lecturing, giving discourse, everyday, at mosques etc
- lectured on "Unity of Religion" at Victoria Memorial Hall, under Mosem Association
- leaving on a world tour in early June 1931

Muslim Missionary Society of Malaya
- Moulana suggested to form a society as he did in Ceylon
  - to strenghten local Muslims in their religious work
  - to preach Islam
  - to defend it against outside criticism and attack
- a meeting was held at Aljunied Islamic School on 17 May 1931
- annual subscription of $2
- pro tem mx committee:
  1. Patrons, Moulana Haji Mohamed Abdul Aleem Saheb and
  2. Tuan Imam Haji Mohamed Yusope bin Haji Mohamed Sa'id, J.P., C.H., Chief Kathi
  3. President: Syed Abdur Rahman bin Junied Aljunied, J.P.
  4. Vice-Presidents, Syed Abdur Rahman bin Shaik Alkaff, J.P.
  5. Shaik Salim bin Mohamed bin Talib,
  6. Syed Ibrahim bin Omar Alsagoff
  7. Haji Abdul Latiff bin Haji Tamby
  8. Shaik Salim bin Taha Mattar
  9. Mahmood bin Haji Dawood
 10. A. M. S. Angullia, J.P.
 11. Haji Ambok Sooloh bin Haji Omar, J.P., C.H.
 12. Honorary assistant secretaries, Inche Onn bin Jaafar
 13. Syed Alwee bin Ahmad Alsree, J.P.
 14. Honorary treasurer, S. Haji Manjor\or Sahib Maricar, J.P.
 15. Members of committee: Messrs. Syed Ahmad bin Mohamed Alsagoff, J.P.
 16. Syed Abubakar bin Taha Alsagoff
 17. Syed Mohamed bin Hoosain Shahab
 18. Syed Zein bin Alwee Alsagoff
 19. Shaik Ahmad bin Mohamed Ali Alhindi
 20. Shaik Hoosain Al-Khatib
 21. Shaik Sa'id Makaram
 22. Haji Ali (Imam of Masjid Sultan)
 23. Alli Ahmad Khan Surattee, J.P.
 24. Shaik Omar bin Sa'id Baghrib (Imam)
- HQ at No. 742, North Bridge Road

Moslem Association
- Chairman: Mr A. M. S. Angullia

The Real Islam magazine
- Moulana left a religious monthly magazine (the Real Islam) in the hands of
  Dr HS Moonshi
- in English
- for the dissemination of the correct teachings of Islam

Dr HS Moonshi
- honorary joint secretary of the Muhammedan Advisory Board
- to continue the Real Islam magazine

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 3 May 1939, Page 9
10,000 Malays Celebrate Birthday Of Mohamed
Rice & Mutton Feast
About 10,000 Malay schoolchildren and adults were entertained to a feast of "nasi briani" (rice and mutton) in celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed at the Aljunied Islamic School, Victoria Street, yesterday. The festivities were organised by the Muslim community of Singapore. (Seated) crossed-legged on the mat-covered floor of the Aljunied Islamic schoolhouse, boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves over large trays of the "nasi briani" served to groups of four or five. Under a pre-arranged programme, they trooped out to wash their hands after their meals and were then guided out of the building into the compound by Boy Scouts. The adults had their feast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the afternoon, the Malay Boy Scouts gave a display. Lectures on the occasion were given in English, Malay, Arabic and Tamil, and Dr H.S. Moonshi spoke in English on "The Holy Prophet" at 5.30 p.m. at the Aljunied Islamic School. On Thursday, a tea party will be given at the Istana, Kampong Glam, to which non-Muslims will be invited.

Kubor Kassim graveyard, 426 Siglap Road, Singapore:

5. Dr Mohamed Ibrahim bin Shaik Ismail (1892-1962)

Dr Mohamed Ibrahim bin Shaik Ismail (1892-1962)
Graduated in August 1916 from the King Edward VII Medical School, Singapore

Date of birth: 9 September 1892
Place of birth: Singapore
Date of death: died during Hajj in 1962 . ... to check Hajj schedule for May 1962
Place of death: Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Place of burial: Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Analysis of Singapore's first Malay doctor
  1. Both Dr H. S. Moonshi and Dr S. I. M. Ibrahim graduated in medicine in Singapore in 1916.
  2. However, Dr H. S. Moonshi graduated in March 1916 while Dr S. I. M. Ibrhaim graduated in August 1916.
  3. Dr H. S. Moonshi was born in Surat, India and came to live to Singapore, graduating as the first Muslim doctor. He opened the first Muslim clinic. However, he cannot be considered as Singapore's first Malay doctor for he was not born in Singapore.
  4. Dr S. I. M. Ibrahim was born on 9 September 1892 in Singapore. His father was an archivist with the German Embassy when it first opened in Singapore in 1892. His mother was a noble Bugis lady descended from Dang Anum. His mother was the 4th generation of Dang Anum.
  5. Since Dr S. I. M. Ibrahim was born in Singapore, he qualifies as Singapore's first Malay doctor (born, raised, schooled and educated in Singapore). He had worked a few months/years in Kajang and also in London, but worked mainly in Singapore, till his untimely death during the May 1962 Hajj season. He died in Madinah but was laid to rest in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  6. Historian, J. M. Gullick had cited Dr Abdul Samad bin Pagak as the 'first Malay doctor' in Singapore when Dr Abdul Samad was involved in Singapore politics in 1921. He noted that Dr Abdul Samad had graduated from the KE VII but did not hold any political posts. However, this information on Dr Abdul Samad as a graduated doctor turns out to be inaccurate. Abdul Samad was born in 1902 and probably just a newly registered medical student in 1921, and not yet a doctor. He was only 19 in 1921, and not a graduated doctor, not 'Dr Abdul Samad' yet.
  7. A check with Prof Edmund J. D. Lee's book, To Sail Uncharted Seas (2005) provided evidence that Dr Abdul Samad graduated in 1928, i.e. 12 years after Dr S. I. M. Ibrahim had practised medicine in Singapore.
  8. Dr Abdul Samad's full name is Dr Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak as appeared in a newspaper article that listed visitors to the Asylum; his name was the last entry of 32 names. He was of Bugis descent.
  9. In a newspaper article re a Singapore election campaign, it had Dr Abdul Samad's portrait and his birthplace. Dr Abdul Samad was born in Malaya, however, the locale in Malaya was unspecified. If he was born in Singapore, he would have stated Singapore as his birthplace. So he was not born in Singapore but in a state in Malaya. Where? Which state? Why didn't he state Johor or any state? Why did he state Malaya? Had he obtained Singapore citizenship and therefore the state where he was born did not matter? Did he move to Singapore as a child or after he graduated as a doctor? Why was he involved in politics when he entered medical school?
  10. I have eliminated both Dr H. S. Moonshi and Dr Abdul Samad as described above.
  11. In conclusion, Dr S. I. M. Ibrahim is Singapore's first Malay doctor.

Author's Log:
  1. 26 Jan 2011 - Searched for 'Prof Ahmad Ibrahim' at and identified 2 contacts - granddaughter and great granddaughter. I left a message on - gave great granddaughter link to TEMD blog and request to join Facebook. I left a second message on - gave granddaughter link to TEMD blog.
  2. 27 Jan 2011 - Managed to obtain family contact and details from a 3rd contact (also informed him of TEMD blog). No photos yet (need to scan first)
  3. 28 Jan 2011 - Received a portrait of Dr Mohamed Ibrahim from his great grandson, younger son of the eldest grandson. Prepared first draft and e-mailed to his eldest grandson. Waiting for responses & feedback from his eldest grandson and the respective families.
Newspaper articles

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 11 August 1921, Page 7

The Hajj ship, Sealda

The Hajj conference at the E&O Hotel in Penang was interesting. The secretariat had circulated all papers submitted by the invited speakers. One paper had mentioned the Hajj ship Sealda was in use in 1923. The source was from an Indonesian archive.

6. Dr Shaik Mohamad Baboo bin Ahmad Albakish (1894-1964)

Dr Shaik Mohamad Baboo bin Ahmad Albakish (1894-1964)

Date of birth: 4 April 1894
Place of birth: Penang
Date of death: 5 April 1964
Place of death: Penang

Helped to set up the Malayan Medical Mission to Makkah, Saudia Arabia in 1947
Retired as Chief Medical and Health Officer (CM & HO) of Penang in 1949
Operated Baboo Dispensary in Dato Kramat Road, Penang
President of UMNO Penang Kelawei Division
Trustee of Sekolah Al-Mashhoor in Penang
Justice of the Peace (J.P.)


From Zuleira Abdullah (one of Dr. Baboo's great-granddaughter)
  1. my nani (grandma), Latifah Baboo is one of Dr. Baboo's daughter. 
  2. my mum Rodzillah is the granddaughter of Dr.Baboo.
  3. I am very delighted with all the comments given from all the uncles and 
  4. pretty much interested to have the pic of the family tree too.
  5. it is so beautiful to hear about the history of my family and 
  6. hope as years goes by, generation by generation, the family relation will always remain strong..insyaallah.. May God Bless us all.. 
  7. Rgds Zuleira Abdullah on 6. Dr Shaik Mohamad Baboo bin Ahmad Albakish (1894-1964) in response to Dear Prof, Great to read your research about my granduncle, Dr SM Baboo. I will send the pictures of Ahmad Al Balkish and his wife, Khatijah Bee.

External links:

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 March 1929, Page 14
- Young Muslim Union
- Maulud Nabi
- literary meetings
- debate: cinematograh for educating the young
  - Messrs. Zainul Abidin and Mohamed Ali opposed
  - Messrs. S. M. Joonos and B. K. Mydin favoured

Mr S. M. Joonos
Dr S. M. Baboo
Messrs. Syed Mohdhar Aidid
Mohamed Hussain bin Abdul Halim
C. M. Che' Din
S. M. Osman

- total income including balance from 1927: $1,410.27
- expenditure: $1,351.68
- balance in hand: $59.19

Penang Free School
- donations: $365 for Mathematics Prize
- to be awarded annually to Penang Free School
  in commemoration of the opening of the new buildings in Green Lane

Committee of Management for 1928
- President: Hamid Khan
- Vice-President: Haji S. M. Joonos
- Honorary Secretary: S. M. Zainul Abidin
- Honorary Assistant Secretary: G. M. Yusoff
- Honorary Treasurer: M. Y. Merican
- Honorary Auditor: S. M. Yusoff
- Honorary Secretary "Games": M. Sawai
- Honorary Secretary "Debates": H. A. K. Pawanchee
- Committee Members:
  1. Dr S. M. Baboo
  2. S. A. Aljunid
  3. S. M. Haniff
  4. S. M. Osman
  5. C. D. Che Teh
  6. T. H. Mohamed Amin
  7. S. A. M. Noor

The Y.M.U. is the only Muslim Club in the Straits Settlements.

The Real Islam
- December issue
- Imam Haji Abbas bin Mohamed Taha contributed on "Mohamedan Law
  of Inheritance in a Simplified Form"

The Real Islam
- report reports on the initiative of Moulana Mohamed Abdul Halim Siddiqi
- a Muslim missionary
- recently visited Penang
- set up Muslim Missionary Society of Ceylon
- at last Muslim prisoners in the gaols are permitted to perfrom
  Friday prayers
- Imam Haji Abbas bin Mohamed Taha, J.P. will attend at the Prison
  to hold services and deliver sermons

Dr S. M. Baboo
- left Penang for England in January to further his medical studies
- to try and qualify for D.T.M. examination

Mr S. A. Alhadi
- formerly employed in the Co-operative Society Dept
- now owner of a Malay weekly paper in Penang, called the Saudara

Muslim Pilgrims
- shortage of Muslim pilgrims; this year half of the # is going
- informed by Malay pilgrim broker
- generally 50,000-60,000 Javanese Muslims go for Hajj
- difficult to obtain shipping accommodation to Jeddah
- call at Singapore
- shipping accommodation direct from Java is available

7. Dr Ismail bin Mohamad Ghows (1878-1964)

Dr Ismail bin Mohamad Ghows (1878-1964)

Date of birth: 1878
Place of birth: Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of death: Sunday, 30 June 1964
Place of death: Taiping
Place of burial: Muslim Cemetery, Old Taiping Mosque, Kota Road, Taiping, Perak

Better known as Dr Ismail Ghows
Managing Proprietor of Lochman Medical Stores in Taiping, Perak
Patron of many charitable organisations
Contributed generously to the St John's Ambulance in Taiping
Trustee of 2 mosques in Taiping - the Mohomedan Hanafi Mosque and the Malay Mosque
Justice of Peace (JP)
Royal physician

Dr Ismail Mohamad Ghows’s father was Khatheeb Maulvi Mohomed Ismail Sahib, a descendant of the distinguished lineage of Khatheeb Maulvi Syed Sahib, the traditional Imams of the Mosque of HEH the Nizam of Hyderabad.

8. Dr Kamil Mohamed Ariff bin Kadir Mastan (1893-1960)

Dr Kamil Mohamed Ariff bin Kadir Mastan (1893-1960)

Date of birth: 9 July 1893
Place of birth: Butterworth, Province Wellesley, Penang
Date of death: After zohor prayer on 11 August 1960
Place of death: In his bedroom at home in Penang

Awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by King George VI in 1950
Knighted by HE Queen Elizabeth II in 1956
Officially known as Sir Kamil Mohd Ariff
First and only medical doctor to be knighted in the history of Penang

Author's notes:
  1. Contacted his granddaughter and also his youngest and only surviving daughter for photographs.
  2. His daughter referred me to her nephew who has a large collection of his photos.
  3. I contacted the nephew in Facebook and sent him a message in Facebook.
  4. In the meantime, I communicated with the granddaughter re what photographers were available.
  5. 29 Jan 2011 - I received a set of 22 photos (some of high resolution) from the granddaughter tagged to her brother, who is the nephew of the youngest surviving daughter of Sir KM Ariff.
  6. I wrote a note of thanks to the granddaughter in Facebook, to notify her that I had downloaded the tagged photos/album and will go through them/it in due time (need hi-res photo for printing purposes).
  7. 2 Feb 2011 - Received 3 printed documents on Sir KM Ariff from his grandnephew by snail mail.
  8. 3 Feb 2011 - Obtained a list of Sir KM Ariff's downline who are doctors/specialists (in Facebook).

External links:

Link provided by Richard Lum in Facebook:
The Straits Times, 6 September 1956, Page 9

9. Dr Hamzah bin Md Taib (1900-1955)

Dr Hamzah bin Md Taib (1900-1955)

Date of birth: 1900
Place of birth: Muar, Johor, British Malaya
Date of death: Saturday, 14 May 1955
Place of death: General Hospital Johor Bahru, Johor
Place of burial: Tanah Perkuburan Mahmoodiah, Bukit Mahmoodiah, Johor Bahru

Brilliant student
Set up the Malay State Pharmacy in Muar.
Opened additional clinics in Segamat, Kulai, Senai, Kluang, Johor Bahru & Tampin
Great interest in politics
Fought for Malayan Independence
Juggled clinics and politics - known as "Dr Hamzah Politik"
Malay Reformist
First Malay doctor from Johor

10. Dr Husin bin Mohamed Ibrahim (1897-1960)

Dr Husin bin Mohamed Ibrahim (1897-1960)

Date of birth: 12 March 1897
Place of birth: Penang
Date of death: 1960
Place of death: KL
Place of burial: Tanah Perkuburan Ampang, KL

Researcher's notes:
  1. There is a man named Dr Naheed bin Dr Husin, whom I met at a wedding in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. He was the head of veterinary services in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan in the early 1980s. I don't have his telephone #.
  2. Kak Insun Sony Mustapha Fenner is also related to Dr Husin. Kak Insun Sony belongs to the Jenaton clan, a royal Indonesian clan from Pagaruyung Palace in Paya Kumboh, West Sumatra.

Faridah Abdul Rashid
18 December 2017 at 19:10 · 
Some of you may recall Dr Naheed bin Dr Husin, who is a vet and who once headed the veterinary services at Jabatan Haiwan in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan in the early 1980s. I remember dealing with Jabatan Haiwan when I first came to work at HUSM in Kelantan. Dr Naheed remembers me from 1983, but I can't recall him at all. I met him at a wedding in Kelantan in 2017. This is a photo of him with my husband Affandi at the wedding. I only took this one photo and I didn't take his hp#. 

I remember researching on his father, Dr Husin bin Ibrahim and his younger brother Dr Mohamed bin Ibrahim for my books (but I didn't publish about the 2 doctors). 

Dr Mohamed bin Ibrahim was in an MMA photo in KL with my grandfather, Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos. 

Dr Naheed's brother is Azam, the money-changer in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. 

Dr Naheed also has a sister in Gua Musang, Kelantan. 

Dr Naheed said his family was split during WW2. His family's roots are in Perak. 

I remember Kak Insun Sony Mustapha Fenner and the rest had a family tree in Word.doc. I checked that and found the Ibrahim family members on that sheet - they are the Sapura people. 

I also checked, and they are my father's people too (joined at the nenek moyang level). So Dr Naheed bin Dr Husin, and his people are related to my father, on the Perak side.

I'm uncertain where Jaffar Rawas and Laila Rawas come into the picture or how they are/not related to my father. I met Jaffar Rawas in 1969-1971 when he came over to our house in P. Chepa and another time when my dad was talking to him at his shop in KB.

Insun Sony Mustapha Fenner:
Yes, we are related to Arwah Sapura in 2 ways. Sapura is related to me via her parents and also via Tan Sri Wan Mahmood, a Janaton member married to P S Sara, sister to Sapura.

Insun Sony Mustapha Fenner:
Dr Husin is the father of Sapura and Sara. So Dr Naheed must be their brother. I have seen him but do not remember where.

Ida Husain:
Jaffar Rawas was a nephew of my late step-grandfather Sheikh Ali. He passed away many years ago and his children have taken over his business. I know a few of them but the one named Abdul will always be the one who will chat with me if I meet him. The others that l can recall are Aziz and Abdullah. I have a step-aunty Umi Fatimah who is my late father's half-sister that l have not met for such a very long time who may shed some light on Aruah Jaffar Rawas.

18 December 2017 at 19:58

11. Dr Mustapha bin Osman (1900-1975)

Dr Mustapha bin Osman (1900-1975)

Date of birth: 19 January 1900
Place of birth: Kedah, British Malaya
Date of demise: 1975
Place of demise: Penang
Place of burial: (known to his relatives)

Author's notes:
Unable to contact his surviving family members before book was published.
Managed to contact some of his relatives, Iszham Idris and Sam Rsad in Facebook.
Managed to obtain brief biography from the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (AMM).
Unable to contact Kedah State Government
No update from colleagues and the Malaysian public

What I have on his family background based on his relative Sam Rsad's discussion in Facebook (12 Dec 2013):

PKAOM = Persatuan Kerabat Awang Osman Malaysia
- registered
- to continue to document the family's lineage
- to promote cooperation in commerce and industry
- website:

In Facebook 2013: 3 men

Iszham Idris AO
- AJK PKAOM pusat
- in-charge of AO Family Tree
- contact person for Dr Mustapha bin Osman
- his cousin is Sam Rsad AO (Hj Samsuddin bin Mohd Arshad)

Sam Rsad AO
- his real name is Hj Samsuddin bin Mohd Arshad bin Darus bin Awang Osman bin Mohd Arshad
- ITM (Dip in Public Admin) 1982
- lives in Ipoh, Perak
- married to Rosenah Ahmad (she is also in FB)
- his father: Tuan Hj Md Arshad bin Darus AO, circa 1946.
- he is the nephew (anak saudara) of Dr Mustapha Awang Osman.
- contact: Hj Samsuddin bin Mohd Arshad (FB Sam Rsad AO).
- I joined his FB on 5 December 2013
- his father is Tuan Hj Mohd Arshad bin Darus (eldest son of Darus)
- his father completed his Cambridge School Cert at Form 5 at Penang Free School
- his grandfather is Darus bin Awang Osman (Tok Darus)
- his grandfather was in the police force
- his grandmother is Che Kiah bt Mohd Tahir
- his cousin is Iszham Idris AO

YDP Dato Daud Daros AO
- he is in FB

In History: 7 men
- based on Sam Rsad's FB

Awang Osman bin Mohd Arshad
- Buku Salasilah Keluarga Awang Osman v2.0
- there is a portrait of him in FB
- Awang Osman is abbreviated AO; all the family members use this AO initial as suffix.
- AO was the stepson (anak angkat) of Sultan Kedah Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin
- When the British pawned Penang and established Penang Free School (PFS), AO was sent as an administrator to the Kedah House, where sons of royalties and Malay elites boarded while studying at PFS. They were princes from the northern states of Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak.
- AO steered his children to succeed in education, especially in English
- AO had 18 children:
- AO's sons served in the civil service and politics. They were involved from the fight for the Malayan independence to international banking. They brought pride to the family and nation:
  1. The first Malay surgeon was Dr Mustapha bin Awang Osman.
  2. HE Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Khalid bin Awang Osman was Asst. (now Deputy) Minister of Agriculture and the first Chairman of LUTH (Lembaga Urusan Tabung Haji).
  3. Sir Dato Sheriff bin Awang Osman was the Chief Minister of Kedah.
  4. Dato Sri Shuib bin Awang Osman was the Kedah State Secretary.
- there is a website: blogspot.awangosman
- AO is the great-grandfather of Sam Rsad and Iszham Idris

Prof Dr Mustapha bin Awang Osman
- he was the first Malay surgeon
- his surname is Awang Osman but Awang is missing in his official records
- he is listed as Dr Mustapha bin Osman
- he is Dr Mustapha AO in family trees
- There is a photo of him in FB

HE Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Khalid bin Awang Osman
- he was the Asst. (now Deputy) Minister of Agriculture
- he was the first Chairman of LUTH
- there is a photo of him in FB

Sir Dato Sheriff bin Awang Osman
- he was the Chief Minister of Kedah
- there is a photo of him in FB

Dato Sri Shuib bin Awang Osman
- he was the Kedah State Secretary

Darus bin Awang Osman (Tok Darus)
- he was in the police force
- he married 3 wives:
  1. Siti Aishah AO
  2. Aminah bt AO (born Said)
  3. Rokiah (Che Kiah) bt AO (born Mohd Tahir)
- he has 10 children:
  1. Awang Ahmad b. Darus
  2. Daud b. Darus
  3. Md Arshad b. Darus
  4. Yaacob b. Darus
  5. Bakar b. Darus
  6. Mahmood b. Darus
  7. Zainab bt Darus
  8. Ismail b. Darus
  9. Fatimah Zalleha bt Zakaria (born Darus)
  10. Jaafar b. Darus
- there is a photo of him in FB

Tuan Hj Mohd Arshad bin Darus
- eldest son of Darus bin Awang Osman
- completed his Cambridge School Cert at Form 5 at Penang Free School
- he wanted to be an engineer and wanted to go to London by ship
- he went to Singapore without informing his father
- his father suspected he would be in Singapore and sent a warrant for his arrest
- he was arrested in Singapore by the Singapore Police and sent home to Penang
- he did not become an engineer after all
- there is a portrait of him (c.1946) in FB
- he is the nephew of Dr Mustapha bin Osman
- he suddenly fell ill after sahur in Ramadan, 3 days before Raya
- he was brought to Hospital Kangar for treatment
- however, he died after 2 days in hospital
- his cause of death was due to a blood clot (thrombosis) in a vessel to his head

12. Dr Abdul Wahab Khan bin Mohamed Lal Khan (1898-1956)

Dr Abdul Wahab Khan bin Mohamed Lal Khan (1898-1956)
LMP 1924 Madras Medical College, India.
(LMP = Licensed Medical Practitioner)

Date of birth: 1898
Place of birth: British India
Date of death: 1956, aged 58
Place of demise: Pattani in Southern Siam (Thailand)
Place of burial: Perkuboran To'Ayah, Pattani, Southern Siam (Thailand)

Madras is Chennai today.
Pattani Perintah Siam indicates Pattani was a tributary of Siam
Pattani, S. Siam indicates the location of Pattani in Southern Siam
Perkuboran To'Ayah is an old graveyard in Pattani, dated to 1296 Hijrah
The identity and biography of To'Ayah are unknown at the time of this writing
He could be a clergy, Islamic leader or teacher.

  1. General practitioner and famous eye doctor
  2. Health Inspector in Perlis. Worked in British Malaya 1928-1936
  3. Treated Raja Perlis and Al-Sultan Kelantan* for eye-related problems

    *Al-Sultan Kelantan = Sultan Ibrahim Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV (1897-1969)

  • 1926 Set up Universal Clinic and Siam Muslim Mission in Pattani Perintah Siam
  • 1935 He & 2nd wife set up Muslim Maternity Hospital in Pattani Perintah Siam
  • 1938 Married 3rd wife in Kelawei District, Penang, British Malaya

13. Dr Ali Othman Merican (1889-1945)

Dr Ali Othman Merican (1889-1945)
MBBS 1917 University of Hong Kong

Date of birth: 29 December 1889
Place of birth: Penang
Date of death: 17 June 1945 (prior to the end of Japanese Occupation/WWII)
Place of death: Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Place of burial: Tanah Perkuburan Di-Raja, Masjid Langgar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Billion Shopping Centre, Kota Bharu
A lane near Billion bears his name.
This is Lorong Merican

Masjid Langgar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Tanah Perkuburan Di-Raja Kelantan at Masjid Langgar
Royal graves at Masjid Langgar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

14. Dr Abdul Samat bin Pagak (1902-1952)

Dr Abdul Samat bin Haji Daeng Pagak (1902-1952)
Portrait was cropped from a photograph supplied by his grandson Mutalib Mahmood.

The Straits Times, 2 April 1949, Page 8

SINGAPORE HOLDS MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS TODAY PROGRESSIVE PARTY AIMS 1. Votes for all no property qualification. 2. Water-borne sewerage for all. 3. Government contribution to Municipal Kate Fund. 4. Marketing faculties properly organised. 5. Higher Municipal posts open to all localborn. 6. Safeguards for public health and adequate town cleansing. CITY  (2376 words)

Dr Abdul Samat bin Pagak, 3 years before he passed away. Source: The Straits Times, 2 April 1949, Page 8

Dr Abdul Samat bin Pagak (1902-1952)

Date of birth: 1902
Place of birth: Malaya or Singapore (in different accounts)
Occupation: Medical doctor and community leader
  1. Prominent community leader. Co-founder of the Singaporean United Malay (Kesatuan Melayu Singapura, KMS) along with En Mohd Eunos Abdullah in 1927.
  2. Member of the former Advisory Council.
  3. Member, Management Committee of the Young Muslim Physical and Literary Union in 1935.
  4. Assistant Medical Officer (AMO), S.S. Medical Service, on Secondment for service under the Government of Sarawak, with pension in 1937.
  5. Served on the joint Singapore-Malayan Union committee for the Heasman report on income tax in 1947.
  6. Municipal Commissioner, Singapore Municipal Commission. Represented Progressive South Ward in 1949.
  7. Resigned from the Singapore Municipal Commission (Prog. South Ward) in September 1950.

Date of demise: Thursday, 24 July 1952, at 1.30 a.m.
Place of demise: RSUP, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
Place of burial: Karet Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Date of burial: Thursday, 24 July 1952, 3.30 p.m.

Dr Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak (aged 50) passed away on Thursday morning, 24 July 1952 at 1.30 a.m. at Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) in Jakarta, Java, Indonesia.[1] He was ill for a few weeks before he passed away about a month after Hari Raya Puasa (Ramadan fasting began on 25 May 1952; Aidilfitri was on 24 June 1952). Even though Dr Abdul Samat was a heavy smoker, his cause of death remains unknown.

According to Mutalib Mahmood, his grandfather (Dr Abdul Samat) was buried in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to a local Indonesian newspaper article,[2] he was buried the same day in the evening, on 24 July 1952 at 3.30 p.m. at Karet Tanah Abang in Jakarta.[3] The well-kept expansive graveyard at Tanah Abang is by the Krukut River in Central Jakarta. The Tanah Abang graveyard is approximately 7.7 km from his family’s residence and takes 23 minutes’ drive via the old hospital (RSUP), now RSUP Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM).[4] Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo (1886-1943) was one of the national heroes of Indonesia who fought against the Dutch for Indonesia’s independence.[5]

[1] The Straits Times, 25 July 1952, p. 7. S'pore Doctor Dies in Java.
[2] Newspaper name cannot be determined. July 1952. Kabar Duka Tjita. Telah berpulang ke Rahmatullah Tuan Dokter Abd. Samat (Singapore) pada tanggal 24 Djuli 1952.
[3] Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia.
[4] RSUP Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo. Accessed 29 February 2020.
[5] Sekolahnesia. 85 Pahlawan Kemerdekaan Indonesia (Paling Lengkap). Dokter Cipto Mangunkusumo. URL: Accessed 1 March 2020.

Author's notes:
  1. Sarafian Salleh from Singapore (Tuah Bugis on Facebook) provided update on Haji Daeng Pagak, who was a Syeikh Haji in Singapore.
  2. Two family members have contacted the author on Facebook (2 Sept 2018) - Tanny Hamzah Samat (He was my grandfather), and Isa Samat @ Nong Samat (He was my father). 
  3. Two grandchildren have emailed the author - Mutalib Mahmood and Selina Mahmood. Mutalib Mahmood had provided a video and many photos of Dr Abdul Samat.
  4. Granddaughters, Lauren Samat and Missy Samat, have contacted the author on Facebook (20 March 2020). Their brother is Stacy Samat. Their parents are Mohamed (Mohd Thayib Samat and Stephanie Samat). Mohd Thayib Samat is the youngest of six children of Dr Abdul Samat.
  5. Other names found on Facebook are Harsami Samat, Bonny Abdul Samat, and Ilham Samat, but their relationship to Dr Abdul Samat is unknown to the author.
  6. Junus @ H. M. Yunus bin Abdul Samat (1931-2013) had useful photos on his Facebook. His son Raymond Samat provided and ordered the names of Dr Abdul Samat's 6 children on Facebook (20 March 2020).
  7. Dr Abdul Samat had 6 children, 5 sons and a daughter.
  8. I have no information on Dr Abdul Samat's parents and siblings. His father was a Syeikh Haji (whereabout in Singapore?). Who was his mother? How many brothers and sisters did Dr Abdul Samat have?
  9. Awaiting for further reply from the family.
  10. I can be contacted on Facebook and via Gmail


Dr. Abdul Samad
A Singaporean. Noted as the first Malay to enter the Singapore medical school (Roff, 2000). Led the Singaporean Muslim Association (Persatuan Islam Singapura, 1920-1928). He was the founder of the Singaporean United Malay (Kesatuan Melayu Singapura, KMS) along with En. Mohd. Eunos Abdullah in 1927.
Writer - Professor William Roff

Professor William Roff
William Roff (2000). "The Origins of Malay Nationalism", Oxford Publishing, London. page 189.

Newspaper articles on Dr Abdul Samad:
Young Muslim Union
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 February 1935, Page 15
- He was a management committee member of the Young Muslim Physical and Literary Union.
There are variations in the spelling of his name. He goes by many name spellings and short names:
Dr Samat
Dr Abdul Samat
Dr Abdul Samat bin Pagak
Dr Abdul Samat bin Daeng Pagak
Dr Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak
Dr Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak (1902-1952)

His father is Haji Pagak bin Daing Armi
This Daing name indicates a Bugis man
His father is mentioned in 2 newspaper articles:
  1. THE MALAY UNION. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 1 February 1929, Page 13 
  2. Untitled. The Straits Times, 1 February 1929, Page 11
Newspaper articles on Dr Abdul Samat:

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 
8 June 1928, Page 16
Dinner at Memorial Hall.
Honouring Dr. A. Samat.
(By Our Muslim Correspondent).
Under the auspices of the "Kesatuan Melayu" (Malay Union)
of Singapore, a dinner was given at the Victoria Memorial Hall
on Wednesday May 30th., in honour of Dr. Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak,
who recently qualified as a Licentiate of Medicine and Surgery
of the local King Edward College of Medicine.
The total number of guests was about one hundred, among whom
were His Excellency the Governor and Lady Clifford and a large
number of Europeans including many members of the teaching staff
of the Medical College and their wives. After the King's Toast,
proposed by His Excellency, speeches in Malay were made by
His Excellency the Governor, Mr. R. J. Farrer, President of the
Municipality and Chairman of the Muhammedan Advisory Board,
and the Honourable Inche Mohamed Eunos bin Abdullah, the President
of the "Kesatuan Melayu". Dr Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak
suitable replied. Dr Hamza bin Haji Taib of Muar, also a
graduate of the King Edward College of Medicine, made a speech
in English. Since the Medical College was established in Singapore,
many Malays have obtained their medical diplomas from it, but most
of them came from Johore and other native states.
Dr Abdul Samat, however, is the first local Malay to qualify
as a medico. Being a Malay, Dr Abdul Samat has the opportunity
to gain the confidence of the Malays with regard to western medicine and
western ways of treating sickness; and it is hoped that he will
avail himself of the opportunity to try to lower the infantile
death-rate among the Malays.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942),
1 February 1929, Page 13
The Straits Times, 1 February 1929, Page 11
At the annual general meeting of the Malay Union held at the
Kampong Glam Malay School at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday the following
Office-bearers were elected:
President. The Honorable Inche Mohamed Eunos bin Abdullah
Vice Presidents. Haji Ambok Sooloh bin Haji Omar, Inche Omar bin Haji Abdul Samat
Treasurer. Haji Ambok Sooloh bin Haji Omar
Auditor. Inche Abdul Mannan bin Mohamed Ali
Joint Secretaries. Inche T. P. Jumat and Inche Yahya A. Rahman
Inche Mohamed Noor bin Haji Abdul Mannan
Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Masood
Inche Abdullah bin Maidin
Inche Embi bin Abdullah
Dr. Abdul Samat bin Haji Pagak
Inches Muslim bin Melava, Abu Talib bin Hussain, Kassim bin Mohamed,
M. Hassan bin Awang, Omar bin Abubakar, Mohamed Hashim bin Yunos,
Inspector M. Sudin bin A. Rahman, Haji Pagak bin Daing Armi,
Haji Ismail bin Haji A. Rahman.

The Straits Times, 28 December 1933, Page 7
The following gentlemen have been elected officers of the young Muslim Physical and Literary Union for 1934: Patron: Tuan Haji Ambok Sooloh, J.P. President: Tuan Syed Hussain bin Ahmad Alkaff, Vice-Presidents: Dr. Abdul Samad, Mr. S.M. Albasree, Mr. Ismail bin Abdul Aziz, and Syed Hussain bin Ali Alsagoff.

Seconded To Sarawak
The Straits Times, 30 Septeber 1937, page 10
Dr. Abdul Samat bin H. Pagak, Assistant Medical Officer,
S.S. Medical Service, has been seconded for service under
the Government of Sarawak with claim to pension.

The Straits Times, 29 August 1946, Page 5
There will be no large scale Hari Raya Puasa celebrations
in Singapore today, although Dr. Abdul Samat, a local Malay
leader, says that Muslims "will try to froget the recent rice
cut and transport difficulties for the day."
A message by the Sultan of Selangor to Malayan Muslims urges them
to exercise restraint in celebrating Hari Raya Puasa.
Advising them against buying things at exorbitant prices, the
Sultan says: "If God permits, we will be able to have the grandest
celebration ever during Hari Raya next year, when our country has recovered
from the after-effects of war."
Muslims from all parts of Singapore will gather at the Sultan Mosque
in Arab Street and offer prayers throughout the day.
The Chief Kathi, Singapore, states that for the benefit of
Muslim servicemen in Singapore, Hari Raya Puasa prayers will be said
today at 8.35 a.m. at Sultan Mosque.

Inspector Acquitted: New Charge
The Straits Times, 25 October 1946, Page 3
Dr. Abdul Samat, in evidence, stated that he remembered
being called to the police station at the request of
Inche Mahmood bin Abdul Wahab, then Chief Inspector,
to attend to a case there.
He said he found a Chinese lying on the floor of the
Commercial Crimes office in an unconscious condition.
He sent the man to hospital. He stated that Cheah was
present at the office.

Income Tax
The Singapore Free Press, 5 September 1947, page 5
Dr. Abdul Samat, Mr. C. C. Tan. Mr. R. Jumabhoy and
Mr. P. F. de Souza have been chosen to serve on
 the joint Singapore-Malayan Union committee to consider
and report on the recommendations of the Heasman report on
 income tax.

The Straits Times, 4 October 1947, Page 7
From Our Staff Correspondent
The Malayan Union and Singapore Joint Committee on Income Tax,
which held its first meeting today will continue again tomorrow
The Singapore delegation present at the meeting consisted of
Mr. J. D. M. Smith, Mr. A. Heywood Waddington, Mr. E. A. Tudor,
Mr. P. F. de Souza, Mr. C. C. Tan, Mr. R. Jumabhoy and
Dr. Abdul Samat.
The Malayan Union representatives were Mr. W. D. Godsall,
Mr. F. S. Macfadzean, Dr. Tan Cheng Leng, Mr. V. M. N. Menon,
Mr. A. W. Wallich and Mr. M. P. Rajagopal.
Mr. R. B. Heasman was in attendance.

The Straits Times, 7 April 1949, Page 1
Singapore's newly-constituted Municipal Commission with
18 directly elected members and
nine members nominated by the Governor,
began and ended a lively inaugural meeting yesterday
with a unanimous note - "to work together for the good of Singapore and its people."
The President, Mr. W. L. Blythe, in his welcome address,
told the new Commissioners: "The task lies all around you,
the instrument is to hand, the goal is enshrined in the motto of this city
- Let Singapore Prosper: Majulah Singapura."
Dr. Abdul Samat (South ward - Progressive) was the only Commissioner
absent as he was not in Singapore.

The Singapore Free Press, 28 May 1949, Page 6
How They Voted.
The Straits Times, 28 May 1949, Page 1
The voting at the end of the debate on birth control resulted
as follows:
Dr. S. H. Al-Junied, Dr. Abdul Samat and Mr. S. A. Mohd. Ali.

The Singapore Free Press, 6 July 1950, Page 6
(Continued from Page Five)
In his reply to Mr. Ching, Mr. C. C. Tan says that "the member
was not chosen because of his association with S.C.R.C. or any
other club but because of his associations with the people in
the West Ward."
All six Municipal Commissioners due to retire at the end of this
year are Progressives.
They are Mr. V. Pakirisamy (North Ward),
Dr. Abdul Samat (South Ward),
Mr Frank James (East Ward),
Mr S. K. Gaw (West Ward)
Mr Sandy Pillay (City Ward) and
Mr. S. A. Mohamed Ali (Rochore Ward).

Samat Resigns
The Straits Times, 1 September 1950, page 7
The resignation of Dr. Abdul Samat (Prog. South Ward)
from the Singapore Municipal Commission was announced
yesterday by the acting President, Mr. T. P. F. McNeice,
who added that the resignation would not necessitate
a by-election.

S'pore doctor dies in Java
The Straits Times 25 July 1952 Page 7
Dr. Abdul Samat, 50, a former Singapore Municipal Commissioner,
died at Jakarta on Wednesday. A prominent Malay community leader
 in the Colony, he resigned from the Municipal Commission in
September 1950 and left for Jakarta. He was also a member of
the former Advisory Council. Born in Malaya in 1902, Dr. Samat
was educated at Raffles Institution. He graduated from the
King Edward VII College of Medicine and was in Government service
before going into private practice after the liberation.

Dua doktor Melayu-Islam yang awal di Singapura
Berita Harian, 23 March 1982, Page 5
- a short biography of Dr Abdul Samat bin Pagak
- a short biography of Dr H. S. Moonshi (+ pic)

Dua tokoh Melayu yang harus dikenang [Articles + Illustrations]
Berita Harian 13 November 1993 Page 7
Dua tokoh Melayu yang harus dikenang abadikan perjuangan
Mohd Eunos, Dr Samat dalam filem 'ULASAN SIRI TV PELOPOR'
Oleh A RAMAN DAUD. Banyak kisah pejuang Melayu yang memberikan
sumbangan kepada watan Singapura harus dirakam dengan prihatin
lagi bijak. Usaha ini diharap memberanikan SBC untuk meneroka terus. ....