Call name: Said Zahari
Born: 18 May 1928 in Singapore
Occupation: journalist with Utusan Melayu in Singapore, 1952 onward; writer of 3 books
Imprisonment: 1963, for 17 years, imprisonment without trial (which violates human rights)
Demise: 12 April 2016 in Malaysia (he was 87, 5 weeks before his 88th birthday)
Wife: Salmah bt Abdul Wahab
Demise: She died of breast cancer, after a difficult time surviving while Said was imprisoned.
All his children are grown up, married and have families. They reside in Malaysia.
Mohamed Said bin Zahari
He was a young man in the newspaper then based in Singapore in 1963 when he was detained without trial in Singapore, for 17 years. His family survived without him during those "Dark Clouds At Dawn". His stories are told in his books which have been produced in English and Chinese. His books can be read at Arkib Negara Malaysia.
Detained along with many other persons, mainly Chinese, he picked up the language and mastered it. Now a fluent Chinese speaker, he lives to tell his sad story.
His wife Salmah died of breast cancer in 2004.
Said is the father of 4 beautiful children and has many grandchildren. His children are Roesman, Rismawati, Norman and Roslinda. All families are residing in Malaysia.
Martyn See Tong Ming Blog
Maklumat BahanSALMAH MERAYU KEPADA KERAJAAN - BEBASKAN SUAMI SAYA - RENCANA DALAM UTUSAN MELAYU, 15 OGOS 1966
(No. rujukan: 2003/0001053; Jenis bahan: Artikel; Negeri: IBU PEJABAT)
|Tajuk||SALMAH MERAYU KEPADA KERAJAAN - BEBASKAN SUAMI SAYA - RENCANA DALAM UTUSAN MELAYU, 15 OGOS 1966|
|No.Penerimaan / No.Rujukan||2003/0001053|
|Sumber||MOHAMED SAID BIN ZAHARI (SAID ZAHARI)|
Said Zahari. 2001. Dark Clouds at Dawn: A Political Memoir. Kuala Lumpur: Insan.
|Said Zahari in his study|
|Norman bin Mohamed Said @ Noordin.|
Photo was taken by me at USM Medical School in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.
Father and son, Said (82) and Norman (51) celebrating Said's 82nd birthday in 2010.
Photo was taken from Facebook.