Wednesday, 15 August 2012

501451 EMC Ad

This is the email campaign advertisement (EMC Ad) prepared by Xlibris for the main book, which I received late last night, and which I edited. I have no date when the book will be out as I  have not seen the galley yet (being prepared). Hopefully this book can be out by Aidiladha, insyaAllah.




Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore
by Faridah Abdul Rashid

Faridah Abdul Rashid fills in an important gap in Malayan history with her treatise on early Muslim doctors who worked in British Malaya (now Malaysia), Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. In no wise does her book neglect faith in favour of the secular nature of modern medicine. Thus, while Biography of the Early Malay Doctors (from 1900-1957) is a chronicle of doctor graduates from King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, it is also a study in the interaction of faith and healing as these doctors practised grassroots rural medicine to reach “the bottom billion.”
- Xlibris Corporation


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16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Malaysia

History of Medicine in Malaya - Who were the early Malay doctors? 
 

by Faridah Abdul Rashid. Associate Professor, 
Dept. of Chemical Pathology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus.


Search Index 51-82:

Search #
Search Date
Content Provider/
Source/ Reference
Contents/KE VII Doctors
Search 516 Nov 2005FAR
TV3
Important events & milestones:
1. Badan Warisan Malaysia.
2. "Penang Gazette" operated in 1820s.
3. British took over Malaya from the Dutch in 1795.
4. British bombed A' Famosa in 1870.
5. Boh Tea Plantation in Cameron Highlands existed since 75 years ago (1930)
Search 526 Nov 2005MSNHistorical article about Dr. Hamzah Haji Taib:
1. "Dr. Hamzah Haji Taib" by Prof. Ramlah Adam in Pejuang Terbilang Johor produced by Yayasan Warisan Johor, pages 91-97.
2. See Search 55
Search 536 Nov 2005MFGEn. Mohd. Fadli Ghani will send details of the early doctors from Kedah
Search 546 Nov 2005NAMAssoc. Prof. Dr. Norsidah's e-mail changed
Search 556 Nov 2005MSNHistorical articles about Dr. Hamzah Haji Taib:
1. "Dr. Hamzah: Pejuang Politik yang Dilupakan?" by Dr. Haji Shaharom Husain in Jendela Selatan, Disember 2003, published by Yayasan Warisan Johor.
2. "Khadijah bte Sidek" written by Prof. Ramlah Adam  inTokoh Ternama Johor published by Yayasan Warisan Johor, pages 99-108.
3. See Search 52
Search 567 Nov 2005FAR
Internet
Dato' Dr. Che Lah bin Mohd. Joonos:
1. His son is En. Kamaruddin bin Che Lah
2. His son gave the "Sri Lankan Burgher Family Geneology":
Search 577 Nov 2005LLM
FAR
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lee Lik Meng mentioned about Dato' Anwar Fazal (ex-UNDP, now in Penang)

Dato' Dr. Che Lah bin Mohd. Joonos
Penang Town Council
Leper Settlement, Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Penang Health Inspector
Dawood Restaurant, Georgetown, Penang
Palm Beach Hotel, Penang
Jelutong market
Search 587 Nov 2005DAFDato' Dr. Che Lah bin Mohd. Joonos
"dato dr che lah ... a penang icon"
Worked for the Rural District Council, Penang island
Straits Echo (old Penang newspaper)
Search 597 Nov 2005MFGSheikh Tahir Jalaluddin noted that his son's birth was received by Dr. Ariff.
Tun Dr. Hamdan Sheikh Tahir was born on 26 April 1921.
Tun Dr. Hamdan Sheikh Tahir was ex-VC USM.
SUK Kedah/K3467/1355 (1936) bore 7 names of Malay medical students from Kedah in Singapore:
Che Salma Ismail,
Omar Din,
Abu Bakar (Tan Sri Dr.),
Hamid Ismail,
Hussein Ahmad,
Sutan Zaian and
NP Surathee (non-Malay).
SUK Kedah 3080/57 (16 November 1938) bore a Malay doctor's name:
Dr. Mustafa Osman (a government pathologist)
Search 607 Nov 2005MFGList of old Malay books on medicine
Search 617 Nov 2005DAF
FAR
Books on medical services in Malaysia:
1. "Studies from the Institute of Medical Research, Federation of MalayaJubilee vol. 25, 1900-1950" by IMR, KL.
2. "To Heal the Sick, the story of healthcare and doctors in Penang, 1786-2004", Dr. Ong Hean Teik, editor, published in 2004.
Search 627 Nov 2005MFG
TV3
NSTP Archive
Dr. Farish A. Noor's book "Islam Embedded(year?):
Photograph of Dr. Burhanuddin (probably in his 50s).
Tun Dr. Hamdan Sheikh Tahir's birth was 26 April 1921.
Dr. Ariff's son was Datuk Mushir Ariff.
Old photos of KEVII Medical College:
1. Possible from IMR and NUS.
2. TV3 featured old photos of KEVII Medical College and young Tun Mahathir Mohamad in conjunction with his retirement as Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister in October 2003.
Photograph of Dr. Haji Abbas Alias (1948). See Search 65
IMR - HKL oldest building still around.
New Straits Time Press Archive (Arkib NSTP)
1. Existed since 1845.
2. Contact person: Puan Ramjan Hamzah, Assistant Manager, Reference & Customer Services, NSTP. Tel: 03-2056 9318/9388. E-mail: ramjan@nstp.com.my
Search 637 Nov 2005DAF
"Dr che lah ... and the others in the medical fraternity".
1. Dr. Mohamed Baboo joined in 1917;
2. Dr. Mustapha bin Osman (1900) was Professor of Pathology in Hong Kong, state surgeon in Kedah, settled in Penang.
3. Dr. Haji Abdullah Ghani bin Mohammed (1906?), Senior medical officer, Penang.
4. Dato' Dr. Che Lah bin Mohd. Joonos was known as'Jelutong boy'.
Two people still remember Dato' Dr. Che Lah:
1. Dato' Seri Munshir Ariff (89 years) has great memory of happenings. His father was Dr. Ariff, an eminent doctor.There is a book about Dr. Ariff.
2. Dato' Lakbir Singh Chall (lakhbir@tm.net.my) was Secretary of the Rural District Council, Penang
Resources:
1. Who's Who books on Malaya/Malaysia,
2. Malay language newspapers, Warta Negara of Penang,
3. NST,
4. medical departments annual reports,
5. Arkib Negara, and
6. Archives of National Board or National Heritage Board of Singapore (see Search 20)
Search 648 Nov 2005NAMDr. Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak
1. He was the first Malay doctor to graduate in 1910 from the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School.
2. The medical school was later named the King Edward VII (KEVII) College, Singapore in 1912.
3. Dr. Norsidah has a photograph of Dr. Abdul Latiff.
4. The Medical Library at UKM, Jalan Pahang (near HKL) will be named after Dr. Abdul Latiff on Friday, 25 November 2005 at 3 pm.
Search 658 Nov 2005MFGphotographs of Dr. Haji Abbas Alias. See Search 62
Search 668 Nov 2005TheStar
NBA
Dr. Latifah Ghows:
"Pioneer woman doctor dies" ... "Dr Latifah: The first Malay woman to graduate in medicine".
Photograph of Dr. Latifah Ghows (94 years, died 11 Oct 2005, Taiping).
Search 678 Nov 2005MFGTun Dr. Hj Awang Hassan (Class of 1936):
1. Yang Dipertua Negeri Pulau Pinang Kelima
2. He graduated from KEVII, Singapore in 1936
3. See Penang Government website
Search 688 Nov 2005FAR
Internet
NUS
Major communicable/infectious diseases of Malaya/Malaysia:
A. Leprosy:
1. The Leper Settlement at Sungai Buloh in the Federated Malay States, 1933.
2. Distribution of Leprosy in Malaya, 1966.
3. Leprosy Malaysia, 1983
B. Malaria:
1. Field Observations on the Use of M3 for the prevention of Malaria, 1940.
C. Cholera:
The Epidemiology and Control of Cholera Outbreak in Kedah (1963-1964) with special reference to North Kedah, 1967.
Non-communicable diseases of Malaysia:
A. Railway-related:
1. Health Problems of Malayan Railway System with special reference to Railway Central Workshop, 1966.
Search 6918 Nov 2006MBM
MFG
AZ
Professor Dato' Dr. Ungku Omar Ungku Ahmad (Class of 1957)(1931-1969):
1. See UM website on eminent leaders at
http://www.um.edu.my/umpress/budiman/siri_profil_tokoh.htm
2. Born in 1931; died suddenly in 1969 at age 38 years
3. Photograph of Prof. Dato' Ungku Omar
4. See UM book (title?)
Search 7018 Nov 2006Nazni
NN
Tan Sri Dr. Raja Ahmad Noordin
Search 7118 Nov 2006MBM
MFG
LM
RJ
Tun Datuk Dr. Haji Awang bin Hassan (Class of 1936):
1. He was born on 10 November 1910 in Muar, Johor
2. He was from Johor Bahru (JB)
3. Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia.
4. He was 5th Governor of Penang
5. See Penang Government website: (http://www.governorsofpenang.net/5.php
6. His wife was Dr. Zabedah
7. His two sons are surgeons - Dr. Yahya Awang (ex-Head IJN) and Dr. Hussein Awang (urologist; Tawakkal)
Search 7218 Nov 2006MFG
YPH
The early medical students from Kedah:
1. Che Salma Ismail,
2. Omar Din,
3. Abu Bakar (Tan Sri Dr.),
4. Hamid Ismail,
5. Hussein Ahmad,
6. Sutan Zaian and
7. NP Surathee (a non-Malay)
8. Dr. Mustafa Osman
1. He studied medicine in Hong Kong University.
2. Postgraduate in Edinburgh University and Johns Hopkins University.
3. Taught Pathology and Bacteriology in Hong Kong University.
4. Returned to Malaysia and became a government pathologist in Kedah then Penang.
5. Retired in 1955.
6. Recipient, Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Hong Kong University in 1961.
7. He was the sibling of Mohd. Shariff Osman (ex-Chief Minister of Kedah, Datuk Shuib Awang Osman (mantan SUK Kedah) and Tan Sri Khalid Awang (Malaysian Ambassador to Egypt).
Search 7319 Nov 2006RAS
Jendela
Dr. Rahmat Haroun:
A famous doctor who runs a private clinic in Langkawi.
En. Ramli Abdul Samad:
A prolific Malay writer who worked in USM library.
Married to Puan Zarina Mustafa. Has 3 children.
Search 7419 Nov 2006NAM
MFG
Dr. Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak (Class of 1910)(1884-1956):
1. First Malay doctor from to graduate in 1910 from the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School (which was later named the King Edward VII (KEVII) College, Singapore in 1912).
2. He had 9 children.
3. His granddaughter is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norsidah A. Manap, Dept of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, UKM
Search 7519 Nov 2006MBM
NAM
ST-TheStar
Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Majid Ismail @ "Coco Majid" (Class of 1951?; 1921-):
1. He was born in 1921 in his grandfather's house in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
2. Eldest of 10 siblings
Search 7623 Nov 2006FAR
DAF
MFG
Dato' Anwar Fazal mentioned:
1. Dato' Dr. Che Lah bin Mohd. Joonos worked for the Penang Rural District Council
2. Dato' Seri Munshir Ariff
3. Dato' Lakbir Singh Chall (lakhbir@tm.net.my )
4. Deveraj
Search 7723 Nov 2006DAFDr. Wahab retired in Penang and had passed away
Search 789 Jan 2007LMTun Datuk Dr. Haji Awang bin Hassan (Class of 1936)
(4 or 10 November 1910-23 October 1998)
  1. He was born on 4 or 10 November 1910 in Muar, Johor
  2. He was from Muar, Johor Bahru (JB)
  3. Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia.
  4. He was 5th Governor of Penang
  5. See Penang Government website: (http://www.governorsofpenang.net/5.php
  6. His wife was Dr. Zabedah
  7. His two sons are surgeons - Dr. Yahya Awang (ex-Head IJN) and Dr. Hussein Awang (urologist; Tawakkal)
  8. Early education at Sekolah Bukit Zahrah in Johor Bahru
  9. Entered KEVII in Singapore in 1930's
  10. Became O&G specialist in Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore before opening his own clinic in Johor
  11. Joined politics, made Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat and MP for Muar
  12. Help formed UMNO together with his brothers in-law, Dato Suleiman and Tun Dr Ismail
  13. Attended UN
  14. Became High Commissioner to Australia until 1981 before becoming TYT 5th Governor of Penang and retired in 1989 at age 79
  15. Retired and lived in Johor Bahru
  16. Passed away on 23 October 1998 (?)
Search 7910 Jan 2007NA
Photograph of KEVII College of Medicine Building built in 1926, designed by Italian sculptor, Cavalori Rudolfo Nolli.Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_Medicine_Building
Search 8011 Jan 2007KCL
DM
TCL
Dato’ Dr. Che Lah bin Mohd. Joonos (10 December 1903-23 January 1986; Class of March 1930)
  • His father was Mohd. Joonos bin Ahmad
  • His mother was ______
  • He had 4 siblings – Aunty Besar, Dr. Che Lah, Osman, and Ali Baba
  • He was the second of 4 siblings
  • His primary education is unknown
  • His secondary education was at Anglo-Chinese School (ACS), Penang
Search 8115 Jan 2007NAMPhotograph of Dr. Abdul Latiff bin Abdul Razak (Class of 1910)(1884-1956) - First Malay doctor from to graduate in1910 from the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School (which was later named the King Edward VII (KEVII) College, Singapore in 1912).
Photograph was provided by his granddaughter, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norsidah A. Manap (HUKM).
Search 8215 Jan 2007YATun Datuk Dr. Haji Awang bin Hassan (Class of 1936)
(4 or 10 November 1910-23 October 1998)
  1. He was born on 4 or 10 November 1910 in Muar, Johor
  2. He was from Muar, Johor Bahru (JB)
  3. Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia
  4. He was 5th Governor of Penang
His son, Dr. Yahya Awang, confirmed details provided by Dr. Luqman Mazlan.


FAR = Assoc. Prof. Faridah Abdul Rashid (USM, Kelantan)
NUS = National University of Singapore
IMR = Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, KL
MFG = En. Mohd. Fadli Ghani (KL)
RAS = En. Ramli Abdul Samad (Library, USM, Penang)
NAM = Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norsidah Abdul Manap (Anaesthesiology, UKM)
Star = TheStar Online
BH = Berita Harian
NSTP = The New Straits Time Press
Jendela = USM library bulletin issues 3/2004 & 4/2005
MSN = En. Mohammad Shidek Nazaran (KL)
LLM = Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lee Lik Meng (HBP, USM, Penang)
DAF = Dato' Anwar Fazal (ex-UNDP, Penang)
NBA = Nuraishah Bazilah bt. Affandi (UPM, Serdang)
NN = En. Norman Noordin (London)
AZ = Dr. Azman Zulkifli (Human Genome Centre, USM, Kelantan)
Nazni = Puan Nazni (IMR)
LM = Dr. Luqman bin Mazlan (Surgery, UKM)
RJ = Prof. Rogayah Jaafar (Medical Education, USM, Kelantan)
YPH = Dr. Yeoh Poh Hong
ST = Susan Tam, TheStar Online
NA = Noor Ashikin, EBSCO Singapore
KCL = Puan Kamariah bt. Datuk Dr. Che Lah (Petronas HQ)
DM = Datin Mariah (deceased)
TCL = Puan Hajah Jumabee Tulip bt Che Lah (deceased)
YA = Dr. Yahya Awang (son of Tun Datuk Dr. Haji Awang bin Hassan)


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6 November 2005

It is Sunday 11.35 am .

It is the 4th day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri (4 Syawal 1426 Hijrah). Digimon is playing on NTV7 as I write this article.

TV3 ran a documentary on 16 July 2005 concerning Malaysia's history.

It mentioned Badan Warisan Malaysia (warisan means legacy).

It also mentioned of an old newspaper in Penang, the "Penang Gazette" which operated in the 1820s.

The British took over Malaya from the Dutch in 1795Santiago Bastion is the A' Famosa (the famous) we see today in Malacca. The British bombed A' Famosa in 1870; only the ruins of that bombing remain today for tourists to see. A' Famosa consisted of 12 layers of laterite rocks (from archaeology) and existed between 400 - 700 years ago.

Boh Tea Plantation in Cameron Highlands existed since 75 years ago. The workers came from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Boh produces the equivalent of close to 5 million cups of tea per day. Mr. Tristan Russel is the Manager, Boh Tea Plantation. He is the 3rd generation owner of Boh. Tristan Russel's mother is Kathleen and his father is John "Archie". His daughter is Caroline Tristan. His house in Cameron Highlands was built by A.B. Milne and followed Ceylonese architecture.

It seems that alot of our historical records will be kept by many archives. The Portuguese may have our records between 1305-1605. Records before 1795 will possibly be kept by the Dutch, and those after 1795 will possibly be kept by the British. The Penang Gazette will have alot archived between 1820s until it ceased operation (when?). The British will also have archived records between 1870 until 1957 when Malaya gained independence. So, it is still impossible to provide a good account of our health history from just our records. A lot more search will need to be done in collaboration with archives overseas.

It is 12.06 pm.


Acknowledgement

TV3
Documentary on 16 July 2005


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SEARCH 52
6 November 2005

It is Sunday 12.08 pm.

I am reading two e-mails from En. Mohammad Shidek Nazaran which I received on 7 and 8 August 2005.

The e-mail on 7 August 2005 contained an attached article from a book entitled "Dr. Hamzah Haji Taib", in Pejuang Terbilang Johor by Professor Ramlah Adam, pages 91-97, produced by Yayasan Warisan Johor. He said it will be quite an effort to seek more information concerning his grandfather as those who lived during his time had died. He does not know whether his siblings from the second mother are still alive. He will try to search for a photograph of his grandfather. He recalls having seen a photograph of his grandparents when he was small.

His e-mail on the following day, 8 August 2005, explained about his occupation and how he came to know about his grandfather. He explained that he had listened to some of Prof. Ramlah Adam's lectures while he was with Johor Corporation. According to him, Prof. Ramlah Adam had deep knowledge of his grandfather and his family, and he was moved when she spoke of him as he barely had knowledge of his own grandfather. He agreed to to send more information about Dr. Hamzah's second wife who was featured in another volume of Yayasan Warisan Johor.

It is 12.35 pm.


Acknowledgement

Professor Ramlah Adam
Book "Pejuang Terbilang Johor", published by Yayasan Warisan Johor. (year?)
Universiti Malaya

En. Mohammad Shidek Nazaran
(Grandson of Dr. Hamzah Hj. Taib)
Hikmat Asia Sdn Bhd
Level 2, Block B, Plaza Damansara, 45 Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara 50490 Kuala Lumpur
E-mail: shidek@hikmat-asia.com.my
Url: http://www.jobstreet.com.my/jobs/2005/7/default/10/200536.htm
(Moved to OCBC Al-Amin)

Dr. Hamzah Taib (Class of 1923)
Dr. Hamzah Taib was an important politician in Johore. His biodata as a politician has been recorded in a book "Sumbanganmu Dikenang" by Professor Ramlah Adam (Universiti Malaya).


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6 November 2005

It is Sunday 12.36 pm.

I am reading an e-mail from En. Mohd. Fadli Ghani dated 11 August 2005. He apologised for being very busy for which he did not contact me since we first met in Hospital USM. He thanked for the hospitality.

He apologised for not providing the details of the doctors from Kedah which he had referred to earlier. But he will contact me when he is free.

It is 12.40 pm.


Acknowledgement

En. Mohd. Fadli Ghani
(writer & PhD student)
Pengarah Akademi Kajian Kota, Kuala Lumpur
E-mail: fadliayman@yahoo.com
En. Fadli Ghani is in the social sciences. He has BA in Linguistics and Social Development from UPM, MA in Dialog Peradaban from UM, and MA in Political Science from UKM. He is currently preparing his PhD in Malaysian History. Akademi Kajian Kota is a socio-political research establishment.


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6 November 2005

It is Sunday 12.41 pm.

I am reading an e-mail from Associate Professor Dr. Norsidah Abdul Manap, HUKM dated 22 August 2005. She mentioned that her old e-mail was obsolete and totally not functioning. Sends her regards.

It is 12.43 pm.


Acknowledgement

Associate Professor Dr. Norsidah Abdul Manap
(granddaughter of Dr. Abdul Latiff Abdul Razak)
Dept of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Hospital UKM (HUKM)
E-mail: nmanap@mail.hukm.ukm.my


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6 November 2005

Sunday, 6 November 2005, 12.46 pm-1.25 pm.

I am reading an e-mail from En. Mohammad Shidek Nazaran dated 23 August 2005 which contained two attached articles. He mentioned that he had managed to obtain the article about his grandfather a week before from his aunt (did not mention her name).

The first article read "Dr. Hamzah: Pejuang Politik yang Dilupakan?", written by Dr. Haji Shaharom Husain which appeared in Jendela Selatan, Disember 2003, published by Yayasan Warisan Johor. It described the political struggle by Dr. Hamzah and his second wife and contained 7 photographs. The first photograph caption read "Dr. Hamzah bin Hj. Md. Taib. Dr. Hamzah was described as "anak Melayu Johor". He worked with the General Hospital (now Sultanah Aminah), Johor Bahru. He was from a renowned Johor family. His father was Hj. Md. Taib bin Jeragan Haji Talib Sulawesi (1873-1954). Dr. Hamzah's siblings included Abdullah (2 May 1983? -9 October 1960), Abdul Aziz (November 1904-1973), Talib (28 December 1900), and Muhammad. Dr. Hamzah's second wife, Khadijah Sidek (1918-1982), was from Pariaman, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia. They were blessed with 3 children. Dr. Hamzah bin Hj. Md. Taib died at home in Jalan Kuel, Wadi Hana, Johor Bahru on Saturday, 14 May 1955. He was buried in Bukit Mahmoodiah next to his brother, Hj. Abdullah bin Hj. Md. Taib.


6.20 pm-7.21 pm.

The second article read "Khadijah bte Sidek" written by (Prof.) Ramlah Adam which appeared in Tokoh Ternama Johor, published by Yayasan Warisan Johor, pages 99-108. It contained two portraits of Khadijah bte Sidek. The first sentence read "Khadijah Sidek adalah nama yang tidak asing dalam sejarah politik tanah air." She was born on 15 December 1918 in Pariaman, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia. She received primary and secondary education between 1924-1936 in two languages, Dutch and Bahasa Melayu. She then became a teacher. She was involved in politics and helped established the social group Persatuan Semangat Bunda in 1938 to look after the welfare of women. It became a political association in 1939 during the celebration of Hari Kartini. Raden Adjeng Kartini was an Indonesian reformist and is much revered until today.

[TV3 had just featured Raden Adjeng Kartini and Hari Kartini as part of a special documentary to mark Air Asia's victory of KLIA-Bali flight some time between October-November 2005.]

Khadijah learnt Japanese during the Japanese Occupation (1941-1945). She was dissatisfied with foreign rule by both the Dutch and Japanese which oppressed local culture and religion but forced their ideals upon the locals. She thus motivated nationalism. When the Japanese pulled out, along with her younger sister, she helped established the Persatuan Wanita or Puteri Kesatria. It was a volunteer team comprising women for the advancement of self and independent life following WW2. It was also aimed to defend against the Dutch re-occupation of the district where she lived in Bukit Tinggi and throughout Indonesia. She became Ketua Wanita Pertubuhan Pemuda Republik Indonesia. Funded by Persatuan Indonesia Merdeka, Khadijah came to Singapore in 1946 to obtain assistance for her political movement in Indonesia. She was well received by the labour group Persatuan Kaum Buruh Indonesia-Malaya (PERKABIM). Her entourage visited the Chinese and Indian associations. Khadijah also contacted Dato' Onn Jaafar who was Presiden UMNO. She did not manage to obtain the assistance of UMNO as their struggles differed. However, she managed to gain support from two Malayan parties instead for the Indonesian Revolution, Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM) and Angkatan Pemuda Insaf (API). Their leaders, Dr. Burhanuddin Al-Helmi and Ishak Haji Mohammad, both supported her. Khadijah also met Aishah Ghani (Tan Sri Dato') who was a journalist (wartawan) with Pelita Malaya, the official newspaper of PKMM based in Kuala Lumpur. Aishah was Ketua Angkatan Wanita Sedar (AWAS), the female arm of PKMM. Khadijah was invited by PKMM. She was involved with suggesting the use of Bendera Sang Saka Merah-Putih Indonesia as the UMNO flag at a PKMM meeting. However, the suggestion was overthrown by Persatuan Ikatan Setia Kampung Baru. PKMM pulled out of UMNO in 1946. She then met Dr. Ismail (Tun) of the Persatuan (Kesatuan) Melayu Johor while on her way to Singapore whose party's struggle also differed from UMNO. She then met Dr. Hamzah Haji Md. Taib who headed Lembaga Kesatuan Melayu Johor, a supporter of PKMM. However, as she was about to return to Pariaman, she learnt that the Dutch had captured her brother and she remained a refugee in Singapore. She earned a living making handicraft and established a welfare body Persatuan Wanita Indonesia Baru (HAMWIM). It was at this time that Dr. Hamzah Haji Md. Taib married her as his second wife.


7.47 pm-10.46 pm.

Turbulent times ensued. British rule banned Malayan political parties in July 1948. They included Parti Komunis MalayaParti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM) and the like. Their leaders, including Khadijah Sidek, were captured. She was imprisoned in August 1948 when she had ties with the leftist movement in Semenanjung Tanah Melayu and Revolusi Indonesia in Singapore. Khadijah was carrying her first child while in prison. Her first child was born in hospital but was cared for by her in prison until she was released on 30 January 1950. Following her release from prison, she was exiled from Singapore for 10 years (30 January 1950 - 30 January 1960) without any written document. She underwent house imprisonment and was not allowed outside the house between 5 pm to 5 am. She then lived in Muar with Dr. Hamzah Haji Md. Taib for 3 months before she lived in his clinic in Johor Bahru. She then had a second child, a son. She was invited to become Bendahari Persatuan Melayu Semenanjung (PERMAS), Kuala Lumpur in 1951. She was elected as Ketua Kaum Ibu by 100 women representatives. However the the group died soon after. In 1951, with the help of Ibu Zain (Zainon) Sulaiman (Tan Sri Dato'), Ketua Kaum Ibu UMNO Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, Khadijah was nominated to be a member of UMNO Johor Bahru. However, Dato' Onn JaafarPresiden UMNO, objected. Fortunately, when Dato' Onn was succeeded by Tunku Abdul Rahman, Khadijah became a member of UMNO. Khadijah's joining UMNO was timely as UMNO was facing disintegration problem as many of Dato' Onn's supporters left and Khadijah was deemed capable of providing the support that UMNO needed. Khadijah was officially sacked from UMNO on 9 October 1956. She was succeeded by Fatimah (Tun Tan Sri) HashimKetua Kaum Ibu UMNO for 16 years. After she left politics for 2 years (1956-1958), Khadijah became a member of PAS Singapore branch on 10 October 1958. She wanted to defend her religion and people. She was a candidate in the national election in 1959. She was the first female leader and a PAS candidate in the election. She won the Parliamentary seat of Dungun, Terengganu against Perikatan and Barisan Sosialis. She became a member of Parlimen Persekutuan Tanah Melayu alongside other renowned Malay leaders, including Dato' Onn Jaafar (Parti Negara), Dr. Burhanuddin Al-Helmi (PAS), Prof. Zulkifli Mohamad (PAS), Ahmad Boestamam (Barisan Sosialis) and Ibu Zainon Sulaiman (UMNO). Khadijah focussed on key issues affecting the Malays mainly poverty, education, rural development in Terengganu, female and other social issues. She protested against Apartheid rule in South Africa. She and Ibu Zain protested against lottery as it violated the teaching of Islam. The welfare of the pilgrims of the Haj pilgrimage was taken care of. She suggested that Sekolah Rumah Tangga be introduced to train female children concerning home economics. On 21 June 1961, she suggested Anggerik Kinta be used as the national flower replacing the bunga raya. She concurred with Dato' Onn Jaafar that Melayuremained a nationality of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Along with other opposition parties, Khadijah opposed the suggestion of establishing Malaysia as laid down by Tunku Abdul Rahman on 16 October 1961. They wanted Malaysia to include Indonesia and the Philippines as these neighbouring countries too consisted of Malays and comprised the Malay Archipelago. This would advance the concept of Melayu Raya or Indonesia Raya, in line with the struggle of Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM) and Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM) which Khadijah had earlier supported in 1946. She opposed Singapore joins Malaysia as Singapore was greatly affected by the communist influence which existed there. Subsequently, Malaysia faced Konfrontasi Indonesia. Not long after, Khadijah was elected Ketua Dewan Muslimat PAS in 1963. Her main aim was to advance PAS female members. She expanded PAS influence from Kelantan and Terengganu to Johor, an UMNO stronghold. She contested against Dr. Ismail (Tun) (renowned UMNO leader and Perikatan candidate) in the 1964 elections but lost. Dr. Burhanuddin Al-Helmy's death in 1969 and Dato' Asri Muda's (PresidenPAS) objection of the involvement of female candidates in election led to Khadijah's eventual pullout of PAS. However, she contested separately in the 1969 election, but lost to Dato' Asri Muda(PAS) who also won over Haji Hussein (UMNO Perikatan candidate). Khadijah rejoined UMNO (after leaving it for 15 years) under the leadership of Tun Abdul Razak and became Naib Ketua UMNO Majidi branch. She was involved with Persatuan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM) and was Naib Ketua Persatuan Wanita FELDA (Federal Land Development Authority). Finally, she suffered from a stroke in 1977 and later died in 1982 at age 64 years.

Khadijah bte Sidek was indeed a woman with a very strong will, determined to save women, religion and the Malays of the Malay Archipelago. May Allah bless her soul for all that she had contributed to our history. Her grave and 3 children were still not known at the time of this writing.


Acknowledgement

Dr. Haji Shaharom Husain
Article "Dr. Hamzah: Pejuang Politik yang Dilupakan?", in Jendela Selatan, published by Yayasan Warisan Johor, Disember 2003. Pages (first page unknown pagination), 15, 18, and 19.

Aunt of En. Mohammad Shidek Nazaran
She provided the article "Dr. Hamzah: Pejuang Politik yang Dilupakan?"

Prof. Ramlah Adam
Article "Khadijah bte Sidek" in Tokoh Ternama Johor, published by Yayasan Warisan Johor, pages 99-108. (year?)

En. Mohammad Shidek Nazaran
(Grandson of Dr. Hamzah Hj. Taib)
Hikmat Asia Sdn Bhd
Level 2, Block B, Plaza Damansara, 45 Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara 50490 Kuala Lumpur
E-mail: shidek@hikmat-asia.com.my
Url: http://www.jobstreet.com.my/jobs/2005/7/default/10/200536.htm
(now moved to OCBC Al-Amin)

Dr. Hamzah bin Hj. Md. Taib (Class of 1923)
Lembaga Kesatuan Melayu Johor
Dr. Hamzah Taib was an important politician in Johore. His biodata as a politician has been recorded in a book "Sumbanganmu Dikenang" by Professor Ramlah Adam (Universiti Malaya) and in an article by Dr. Haji Shaharom Husain "Dr. Hamzah: Pejuang Politik yang Dilupakan?", in Jendela Selatan, published by Yayasan Warisan Johor, Disember 2003. Pages (first page unknown pagination), 15, 18, and 19.

Khadijah bte Sidek (born 15 December 1918 in Pariaman, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia. Died 1982)
Second wife of Dr. Hamzah Taib
She had 3 children

Dato' Onn Jaafar
Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tun Abdul Razak
Presiden UMNO

Dato' Asri Muda
Presiden PAS. Won the 1964 and 1969 elections.

Dr. Burhanuddin Al-Helmi
Contested as a PAS candidate in the 1959 election. Died in 1969.

Dr. Ismail (Tun)
Persatuan (Kesatuan) Melayu Johor
After whom many roads and buildings (hostels) in Kuala Lumpur have been named, eg Kolej Tun Dr. Ismail, UKM.

Ibu Zain (Zainon) Sulaiman (Tan Sri Dato')
Ketua Kaum Ibu UMNO Persekutuan Tanah Melayu

Tuan Haji Abdul Rashid bin Mohd. Yusope
My father. He mentioned about Ibu Zain (Zainon) to me while we were discussing the history of Malay doctors way back in 1982 when I first started work with the USM Medical School. According to him, Ibu Zain was a respected Malay leader. He wanted me to find out more about her.

Fatimah (Tun Tan Sri) Hashim
Ketua Kaum Ibu UMNO.
Founder of Tun Fatimah College in Johor
Her counterpart, Tunku Kurshiah, founded the Tunku Kurshiah College, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Aishah Ghani (Tan Sri Dato')
Journalist with Pelita Malaya, the official newspaper of PKMM based in Kuala Lumpur.
Aishah was Ketua Angkatan Wanita Sedar (AWAS).

Japanese Occupation (1941-1945)

Konfrontasi Indonesia

Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru
Dr. Hamzah bin Hj. Md. Taib worked here before joining politics.

Raden Adjeng Kartini
Indonesian reformist. Hari Kartini is held in Indonesia in her honour.

TV3
A documentary covering Air Asia's KLIA-Bali flight and Raden Adjeng Kartini & Hari Kartini sometime between October-November 2005

Air Asia
KLIA-Bali flight

Anggerik Kinta
Suggested by Khadijah as the national flower on 21 June 1961

Persatuan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM)
Kuala Lumpur

United Malay National Organisation (UMNO)

Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA)


Telehealth Research Group
http://www.medic.usm.my/rnd/telehealth
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