Saturday, 1 February 2014

Descendants of Tok Nadhok @ Datuk Keramat

Tok Nadhok's daughter is Sona Bee. Sona Bee's daughter is Siti Kalthum.

Siti Kalthum's eldest son is Aladdin Merican Noordin. At the time her husband was Mashurdin Merican Noordin (MM Noordin).

From Ayah Wan Merican Noordin in Facebook (May 2014): Aladdin Merican Noordin adalah anak sulong Siti Kalthum. Semasa itu, suaminya adalah Mashurdin Merican Noordin (MM Noordin)

1. The Merican doctors' families

The Merican family includes an early Malay doctor, Dr Ali bin Othman Merican (Dr AO Merican) and his 2 doctor sons - Dr Carleel Merican and his half-brother Dr Ezanee Merican. All 3 Merican doctors moved from Penang to work in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Dr AO Merican passed away and is buried at the royal graves at Langgar in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Dr Carleel Merican passed away in Malacca. Dr Ezanee Merican passed away in PJ and is interred at Sg Buloh.

2. Wan Nordin Merican families

There are 12 siblings. Datin Hajjah Wan Norsiha bt Wan Nordin, Ayah Wan Merican Noordin, and his siblings are descended from Tok Nadhok. Datin's daughter is Dina Sujak in Facebook.

3. Malek Alhabshi

He owns Ben's Antique Toy Museum in front of Masjd Melayu Aceh in Penang.

4. Dr Che Lah's families

Ayah Wan Merican Noordin called on 31 January 2014 (CNY). He said he found the family tree of my mother. According to him, my mother was descended from Tok Nadhok @ Datuk Keramat of Jalan Perak in Penang. My mother's father is Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos, an early Malay doctor from Kg Dodol in Jalan Perak. Dr Che Lah and wife are interred at the graves of Masjid Sg Gelugor.

5. Pak Zan's families

Arwah Pak Zan (suami arwah Bikwa) and his children are NOT descended from Tok Nadhok.

6. Zanariah's family

Zanariah Ahmad (cousin of Ayah Wan Merican Noordin and Baizura) is NOT the descendant of Tok Nadhok.

Tok Nadhok @ Datuk Keramat of Penang

Datin Hajjah Wan Norseha bt Wan Nordin is the eldest sister of 12 siblings, including Wan Nuruddin Wan Nordin @ Ayah Wan Nordin Merican in Facebook.

The Nordin Merican family are the third generation descended from Tok Nadhok @ Datuk Keramat of Penang, a famed Indian Muslim in the British military police that arrived in Penang.

The 5th and 6th generations of Tok Nadhok exist today. The Tok Nadhok family reunion is being planned sometime in May 2014 or later. Interested family members can contact Ayah Wan in FB for more details. (He is deceased in 2016.)

Datuk Keramat is also the location of the famed tin smelting company of early Penang and where the tram lines ran from there to the pier at Weld Quay.

Datuk Keramat is interred at the Muslim cemetery in Jalan Perak, adjacent to Kampung Dodol. The next nearest mukim is Jelutong, which is nearer to the sea.

A photo of Tok Nadhok is with the Penang Museum and in the FB of Malek Alhabshi (nama dalam tulisan Jawi).

Malek runs the Ben's Antique Toy Museum in Lebuh Aceh, in front of Masjid Melayu Aceh. He also has the Mohamedan Book that details the activities of the early Muslims in Penang. The book will be passed on to Ayah Wan, who will make copies for interested families. (Malik has made a copy for me, but I have not gone to pick it up from him.)

According to Ayah Wan, Tok Nadhok had a masjid on the site of the present Masjid Kapitan Keling. Nordin Merican then expanded the masjid and named it after his elder brother (Kader Merican), as Masjid Kapitan Keling. Despite this, all the imams of Masjid Kapitan Keling till today, are the descendants of Tok Nadhok.

The First Mayor of Shah Alam in Selangor

Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October 2000 with Dato' Haji Abu Sujak bin Haji Mahmud as the first mayor. He recently served as deputy Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Selangor. Abu Sujak declared the vision of making Shah Alam a modern city with a unique identity of "Bandaraya Melayu" or Malay City, showcasing the achievements of the Malays in all sectors. In line with this identity, Shah Alam was declared the first city in the world with no entertainment outlets to avoid any vice activities.

Shah Alam was previously known as Sungai Renggam. Sultan Salahuddin bin Abdul Aziz Shah, then Sultan of Selangor, named it after his late father Sultan Alam Shah. Shah Alam was opened in 1963 with the purpose of making it the administrative centre of Selangor. It was proclaimed the capital of Selangor on 7 December 1978. Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October 2000, with Datuk Abu Sujak bin Mahmud as the first mayor. Abu Sujak declared the vision of making Shah Alam a modern city with a unique identity of "Bandaraya Melayu" or Malay City, and in line with this vision, it was declared the first city in the world without entertainment outlets -- however, this is no longer true. NST 12 Sept 1989 and

Shah Alam was once known as Sungai Renggam and was noted for its rubber and oil palm estates. Later, the same area was identified as Batu Tiga prior to Malaysian independence, and has been a centre of  rubber and palm oil trade for centuries. Its current name was chosen by the then state Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, after his late father  Sultan Alam Shah. Many other monuments, buildings and even a street are named after the late Sultan. Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October 2000 with Dato' Haji Abu Sujak Haji Mahmud as the first mayor.

Datuk Haji Abu Sujak was the Deputy Menteri Besar from 1986 to 1994.

He was the Deputy MB AFTER Tan Sri Muhammad Taib's case in Australia went public. He was not the Acting MB during the case; the late Dato' Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad was the Acting MB then.
From Ayah Wan Merican Noordin in Facebook (21 May 2014): Datuk was the deputy MB from 1986 until 1994. He was never the acting MB of Selangor.

Datuk Haji Abu Sujak bin Haji Mahmud is married to Datin Hajjah Wan Norseha bt Wan Noordin. The couple has 8 children. Their daughter Dina Sujak is in Facebook.

From Ayah Wan Merican Noordin in Facebook (May 2014): Datuk Sujak tak menjadi Pemangku Menteri Besar Selangor semasa kes Tan Sri Muhammad Taib (bukan Taib Mahmud) di Australia. Yang menjadi pemangku semasa itu adalah arwah Dato' Dr. Zainal Abidin Ahmad. Panggilan saya ialah Ayah Wan Merican Noordin bukan Ayah Wan Nordin Merican. Kakak saya adalah Datin Hajjah Wan Norseha binti Wan Noordin, bukan Norsiha...