Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tun Tan Sri Dr Fatimah bt Haji Hashim

There are two elite Malay girls' schools in Malaysia, Kolej Tunku Kurshiah and Sekolah Tun Fatimah.

Kolej Tunku Kurshiah 
Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC)
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

This college was named after Tunku Kurshiah. It accepts girls from families of the upper class. It also accepted girls from the poorer classes. Many who went there later joined the Malaysian work force as the country's top rung women, if not leaders.

The school moved from its old site in Seremban to its new site in Nilai in 2012.

Sekolah Tun Fatimah
Tun Fatimah School
Johor Bahru, Johor

This school was named after Tun Fatimah, Malaysia's most noted female leader at the time Malaya gained its independence. She was much respected as a Malay woman, the epitome of Malay civilisation.

A graduate of Sekolah Tun Fatimah is Prof Muhaya bt Mohamad, an eye surgeon and Islamic speaker.


She was born in Kampung Parit Kurma, Muar in Johor on 25 December 1924 to Haji Hashim bin Haji Ahmad.

She was educated at both Malay and religious schools. She was a housewife but was actively involved in politics. Her recreation included gardening. Her last known address was No. 36, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur.

She became the first female to become a Malaysian minister; she was a member of the Parliament for Jitra-Padang Terap in Kedah. She was President of Kaum Ibu UMNO Malaya since 1956. She was a Member of Council, University of Malaya, Chairman Hari Wanita, Committee Member of Assunta Hospital in Petaling Jaya, Committee Member of Women's Training School in Ipoh, Member of UMNO Executive Committee, Member of Supreme Alliance Council and Social Welfare Lotteries Board.

She married to Tan Sri Abdul Kadir bin Yusoff, PJK a former Malaysian lawyer and Minister of Laws. She passed away of old age on Saturday, 10 January 2009 at 11.35 pm and is laid to rest at Masjid Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

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Anonymous said...

tun fatimah adalah tosedara. Arwah suaminya adalah orang Johor adalah bapa saudara kepada belah bapa.

Though arwah mak kenal Tun Fatimah and late husband. We all segan sebab bapak tak suka kami terhegeh la nak pi dekat.. takut anak anak mereka masa tu ingat kami nak ngendeng..
Alfatihah to both of them.One of their son is professor of medicine in ukm.