Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Indonesian Independence


The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (Indonesian: Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Indonesia, or simply Proklamasi) was read at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 1945. The declaration marked the start of the diplomatic and armed-resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the forces of the Netherlands and pro-Dutch civilians, until the latter officially acknowledged Indonesia's independence in 1949. In 2005, the Netherlands declared that they had decided to accept de facto 17 August 1945 as Indonesia's independence date.

The document was signed by Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta, who were appointed President and Vice-president respectively the following day.

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_of_Indonesian_Independence

Logan Heritage

According to retired Professor Suryadi Samin from Riau Province, Indonesia, the name "Indonesia" itself was coined by James Richardson Logan, a British lawyer based in Penang. 

In Penang history, Logan sided with the locals and often assisted them. Once he helped a local win a lawsuit against the East India Company.

A building complex at Beach Street was recently restored and is named Logan Heritage in his honour. Logan Heritage is separated from Standard Chartered building by Union Street. Both open onto Beach Street.

Dato' Dr Yee Thiam Sun

Datin Dr Sharifah Mariam bt Tan Sri Syed Hassan Aidid is married to Dato’ Dr Adam Yee Thiam Sun and their sons are Isa and Dr Ilias. 

Dato' Dr Adam Yee Thiam Sun, the St John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM) Penang State Commander, was conferred the Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) by the Penang State Governor in conjunction with TYT Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang 74th birthday on 14 July 2012.[1,2]

Isa Dato’ Adam Yee is the Chief Executive Officer at CRUiSE GPS Systems Sdn. Bhd. 

Dr Ilias Yee is the Clinical Coordinator at the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS, University Malaya.

[1] The Council of Dato' Dato' State of Penang (Majlis Dato' Dato' Negeri Pulau Pinang) http://www.datopenang.org/congratulations.php Accessed 30 July 2013

[2] http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2012/07/14/Chief-Justice-heads-Penang-honours-list-of-1138-people.aspx

From the Sun Yat Sen Museum in Penang:
Dr. Sun Yat Sen first arrived in Penang on 19 July 1910. Five days later, on July 24 he wrote to his revolutionary partner Huang Xing mentioning that he will stay in Penang for 3 or more months, and move the Nanyang Tongmenghui Headquarters from Singapore to Penang. As a result of this strategic move, Dr. Sun Yat Sen was able to convene the “Penang Conference” in 1910 and organize the planning of the Canton Uprising and China Revolution.
One hundred years later, our Organizing Committee, chaired by Dr. Yee Thiam Sun (chairman of Min Sin Seah) was able to organize from July 23 to 25 2010, a series of activities at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, such as the Road To Dawn Charity Premier, Malaysia Cultural & Tourism Promotion, The “Penang Conference” 100 Years Historical Gallery as well as a Cultural Excursion around Taipei. With this, we have kicked off Sun Yat Sen’s “Penang Conference” Centennial Celebration in Taipei. [3]
[3] See more at: http://www.sunyatsenpenang.com/?page_id=151#sthash.bbUGEBkc.dpuf

From Kuda Ranggi blogspot:
There is mention of the Aidid family, Tan Sri Syed Hassan Aidid, and where he had lived, and Isa's marriage held at the LUTH complex in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

From Pusat Sejahtera USM, Penang:
Pusat Kesihatan di USM dikenali sebagai Pusat Sejahtera USM. Pusat ini diketuai oleh Pengarah pertamanya Dr Azizi Aiyub Ghazali (1973-1989; 16 tahun). Seterusnya diterajui oleh Dr Sharifah Mariam Syed Hassan Aidid (1989-2003; 14 tahun). Kini Pusat ini dipimpin oleh Dr Nurulain Abdullah Bayanuddin (2003-2013; semasa). Pusat ini  telah disambung ke rangkaian E-Klinik pada 1999 dan kini mempunyai seramai 66 orang staf.

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