Thursday, 17 May 2012

Malaysian Airports

Malaysia had an international airport at Subang, also known as Subang Airport. The KLIA was made later at Sepang. The Ben Laden Group built our KLIA at Sepang. KLIA was designed by a Japanese. That's history.

What is the Ben Laden Group?

The Saudi Arabian Ben Laden Group of companies is the richest construction group in the world. It is responsible for the renovations of the two grand mosques - Masjidil Haram as-Sharif in Makkah and Masjid Nabawi in Madinah.

Did the Ben Laden group come here to Malaysia? Yes

Who owns the Ben Laden Group? Osama

Who is Osama?

Spellings: Osama bin Laden, Osama ben Laden, Usama (means lion)

When we combine Arabian wealth and construction engineering skills with Japanese designs, what do we get? We get KLIA. 

Why are there Muslim prayer halls in KLIA? 

Which other airport has Muslim prayer halls?

Me with USM students Grace and Pauline at KLIA. 15 Nov 2011

The International History Project

The International History Project (TIHP) was begun in 2003, a year after research on the early Malay doctors was begun. The Out of Africa Theory is much favoured by almost the entire world. But I don't believe in this theory.
The first physically modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens, appeared in tropical Africa between 200,000 and 150,000 years ago—dates determined by molecular biologists and archaeologists working together. Dozens of archaeological sites throughout Asia and Europe show how people migrated from Africa and settled these two continents during the last Ice Age (100,000 to 15,000 years ago). Archaeological studies have also provided much information about the people who first arrived in the Americas over 12,000 years ago.

In the Out of Africa Theory, it is assumed humans began somewhere in Africa and that human ventured out. Africa was then a fertile land. There is no such thing as physically modern humans but there are natives or uncivilised people, and civilised people. Same with the Dark Ages - there were uncivilised and civilised people. The same with a lot of ancient civilisations.

Nations today may consider themselves civilised whereas other nations may look at them as babarians. Seemingly barbaric nations may seem so to supposedly civilised nations. Barbaric nations may believe they are more civilised than civilised nations. Who sets the standards for human civilisation? Me, you or they? What standards do we need to follow? As civilised humans we follow the Quran. Thus, civilisations that do not follow the Quran can be considered as sub-civilised? I think so. I feel we have placed so much emphasis on white supremacy that we forget we too are great leaders of our own communities and the global community at large. Who says the African man cannot lead the white man? Barack Obama leads a white man's nation. He's doing fine so far.

Charles Darwin was a highly respected figure during his time when no one dared to question human origin. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is false because we didn't develop from a fish form (aquatic life) that became a primate form. In my undergraduate days in Chico, California, I laughed at the idea and almost died from sheer disbelief that even civilised man can accept a theory like Darwin's and don't even bother to query it. It was very strange to me that Planet of the Apes seemed so real. Then there was Mr Spock and the spaceship stuff. Then Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday. Gilligan's Island, etc.

Why didn't anyone put forth the stories from the Quran about human creation? In my opinion, Adam was created in heaven, and Eve was created from him. They came down to earth, and they had children who intermarried among siblings and that started the human race. Simple as that. In an Indonesian Silsilah Keluarga I read online today at TribalPages, it listed out Adam and his family (wife and kids) - this is a better read than Darwin's Theory. The pages were put together by an Indonesian engineer. It should not surprise us now that even Third World nations have better minds who can think and put forward useful information for the world. Gone are the days when European and American universities are the world's best. In my opinion, they no longer are. They may still have fame in name but not in substance anymore. The Third World universities have a lot of new down to earth information to offer to the world, for the world to think.

Our problem today is, we cannot think and do not think, and don't know how to think. We just want to follow without asking why. The mind is no longer inquisitive. This is a great setback and regressive element in progressing our knowledge on humans. There is no such thing as human evolution. There were gigantic humans before but they have vanished. There were homosexuals before but they have vanished. There were pharaohs before but they too have vanished. What happened to them? Why don't the modern archaeologists today tell us the truth? Is the truth frightening? What have we learnt from all these past events in our history? Don't we ever stop to think? Don't we believe in the truth? Don't we know the truth?

Professor Dr Khalijah bt Mohd Salleh 1947-2011

Professor Dr Khalijah bt Mohd Salleh (1947-2011)
Physicist, UKM Bangi


Name: Professor Dr Khalijah bt Mohd Salleh
Date of birth: 1 February 1947
Date of demise: Saturday, 17 September 2011
News source of her demise: Berita Harian, 27 October 2011

Last known work address
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi
Phone Number 03 8921 5881
Fax Number 03 8921 3777



U of California Davis, USA                  PhD (Physics)                    1979

U  of Kent at Canterbury, England       MSc (Physics)                     1972

U of Malaya                                        BSc (Hons)                        1970

U of  Malaya                                       BSc (Gen)                          1969

Convent Bukit Nanas  1964-1965       Higher School  Certificate   1965

Kolej Tunku Kurshiah   1962-1963     Malaysian Cert. of Exam      1963

                                                            Senior Cambridge Certif.     1963

Malay Girls College       1959-1961     Lower Cert. of Examination  1961

Specialisation: Physics Education, Science, society and culture

Areas of Research: Physics Education, Science and Society

Please read her publication on Tauhidic Science Education for Malaysia:

イスラーム世界研究 第4 巻1–2 号(2011 年3 月)124–155 頁
Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies, 4-1&2 (March 2011), pp. 124–155

Teachers’ Concerns, Perception and Acceptance toward Tauhidic Science Education

Khalijah Mohd Salleh*, Mohd Yusof Hj Othman*, Shadidan Radiman*,
Jawiah Dakir*, Abdul Halim Tamuri*, Nor Hayati Alwi**,
Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumali*, Lilia Halim1, & Mastura Badzis***

Prof Dr Khalijah bt Mohd Salleh. Photo from Geni. 2009


I met Khalijah when I was a first-year student overseas, during Hari Raya 1976. She was the only female with tudung and she was the tallest. She was married and had two little kids at the time. I had kuih Raya at her house in Davis, maybe another year. Her husband Dr Nik Abdul Aziz bin Nik Sulaiman was with her at UC Davis.

Hari Raya at University of California, Davis campus (UC Davis), California. 25 September 1976.
(Prof Dr) Khalijah is 3rd from left in pink (she was 29).
I am 3rd from right in blue and with red slippers (I was 17).
(Prof Dr) Zairi Jaal (Negeri Sembilan) is 2nd from left.
Becek bt Hj Bilot (Johor) is at far right.

External links:
From her younger colleague: Nina's Chemistry blogspot

Institut Islam Hadhari, UKM organised a Majlis Jasa Mu Dikenang in her honour on 22 July 2010 (2011?)

From UKM's history and its 8 pioneers:

From Presiden ABIM:



The following family information was retrieved from her account in Geni.

Her parents are Mohd Salleh bin Hj Abdul Majid and Rahmah bt Hj Zainal Abidin. She is the sister of Kalsom, Zaidah, Mohd Sofian, Ahmad Ridzuan and Jamiah.

Her children are:
  1. Nik Hanif Muzammil
  2. Nik Lailatul Nur 
  3. Nik Ahmad Farouqi
  4. Dr Nik Ainul Baqiah m. Dr Rasem Husani
  5. Nik Khairul Izzat
Details of her children could not be obtained as the accounts are kept private.

Dr Nik Abdul Aziz's parents are Dato Nik Sulaiman bin Nik Daud and Nik Zainab bin Nik Hassan. His siblings are Nik Ahmad Ariff, Dr Nik Meriam, Nik Hassan and Nik Mustapha.

Tracing Dato Nik Sulaiman's ancestors leads to Daeng Andak Al Habrah and also Datuk Kamal Hussain, and to the Pattani and Pahang royal households.

Daeng Andak Al Habrah is in Facebook.

Datuk Kamal Hussain lives in PJ, and is related to Dr Che Lah bin Mohd Joonos, my mother and me.

Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori Syed Hussain Jamalullail

This piece of information was obtained from a document of the USM Medical School on 24 August 2011.

Kelulusan Majlis PPSP
Melalui Edaran (124/125)

Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori Syed Hussain
Jabatan Surgeri/Anatomi
Suite 55-57, 4th Floor
Pantai Medical Centre
No. 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai
59100 Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur

Pemeriksa Luar Sarjana Perubatan 2011
Bidang Surgeri
Bil. calon 29
Peperiksaan Ikhtisas II
Tempat Peperiksaan - UKM

24 August 2011: In the above official document, the surname 'Jamalullail' was not mentioned whereas it is known that he is descended from the Jamalullail clan (literally, people of ___ beauty). Why he did not supply his Jamalullail surname and why USM medical school did not pick up the Jamalullail surname is strange. I think all official documents and all dealings with people of known clans should be kept tag of or we lose a lot of historical data or info about clan movement, progress and upward mobility. Whatever we do, even the slightest things we do, and whatever a clan member does, will add on to a clan's information base, which has implications on the overall performance of the clan. This is important from a historical perspective. The importance is not evident now, but 100 years from now. A 100 years from now, people would like to know what happened to such and such a clan member and to the clan, generally. There are not many of the Jamalullail clan members in academia. Even if there are, they will be among the eminent professors in Malaysia as the clan has that repute. This is where we draw respect for the learned people - people with 'ilm (Malay ilmu, English knowledge). And it is this sort of respect that is most precious and we tend to lose it because we don't pay attention to history and what good things have survived in our history - knowledge. This is very sad.

On 13 May 2012, I was informed by his wife (Prof Datin Dr Farida Jamal) that her husband (Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori) is at the USM medical school in Kubang Kerian, for the Master of Medicine (Surgery) exam. This is the 2011/2012 postgraduate exam in surgery. She informed me that Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori is a plastic general surgeon. See comments below.

Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori bin Syed Hussain Jamalullail

Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori's elder brother is deceased - Dato' Dr Syed Mahmood bin Syed Hussain Jamalullail.

When USM plastic surgeon, Prof Ahmad Sukari Halim chanced to pass by where Prof Datin Dr Farida Jamal and I were discussing in the lounge by the Deputy Dean's office, I had informed him that Prof Datin Dr Farida Jamal was here as our external examiner for our postgraduate exam. I did not mention that her husband was also here as an external examiner in his department (surgery). 

I don't know whether Prof Ahmad Sukari knows that Prof Datin Dr Farida Jamal and Dato' Dr Syed Mohamed Noori are indeed husband and wife. Both the younger Noori-Farida Jamal couple is as famous as the elder Mahmood-Ruby Majeed couple. This is the history of medicine in Malaysia. 

This information comes to you from my Research on The Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore. 2012.