Friday, 19 August 2011

Arkib Negara Malaysia

Arkib Negara Malaysia or the Malaysian National Archives is at It keeps photos of important personnel and events in Malaysian history. 

It has an online search facility called Carian Bahan Arkib at The search field accepts exact text (Masukkan Teks Carian) including full-stop for "Dr." or it returns a null message. This search facility searches all Arkib stores at the various sites including in the different states.

The advanced search option is available under Carian Terperinci (click on it). Here, one can limit the search by site and type of media.  

Here are the search terms I have used in Carian Bahan Arkib.

Names to search - Search term to enter in the search field in Carian Bahan Arkib

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd Ali - Hasmah
Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad - Mahathir; Dr. Mahathir; Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir; Tun Dr. Mahathir
Tan Sri Dr Raja Ahmad Noordin - Dr. Raja Ahmad Noordin
Prof Dr Burhanuddin - Dr. Burhanuddin
Dr Syed Mohamed Alwi Alhady - Dr. Syed Mohamed Alwi Alhady
Dr Mustapha bin Osman - Dr. Mustapha
Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Din bin Ahmad - Dr. Din; Dr. Mohamed Din
Dr Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak - Dr. Abdul Latiff 
Dr Abbas bin Alias - Dr. Abbas; Dr. Haji Abbas
Tan Sri Dr Abdul Majid bin Ismail - Dr. Abdul Majid

There is nothing in Arkib Negara Malaysia on the following doctors:

Dr Che Lah Md Joonos
Dr HS Moonshi - Dr. Moonshi; Dr. Hafeezuddin; Dr. H.S. Moonshi
Dr Latifah Ghows - Dr. Latifah; Dr. Latifah Ghows; Dr. Latifah Bee Ghows

Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia

Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia is at 

It has a huge online copyright gallery called i-Foto at 

The copyright photos can be purchased either in print form or digital form. Printed photos are cheaper than digital photos. But printed photos need to be picked up (in person) while the digital form can be downloaded. More details on access to photos from Perpustakaan Foto.

Payment is required before the photos can be picked up or downloaded.

If Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia photos are used for any type of publication, the author/editor must deposit a copy of his/her published book/material at the department.

I don't know what the English name of the department is. Maybe, Department of Public Information Malaysia?