Friday, December 18, 2009

George Town's Original Name

George Town's original name was Tanjung Penaga.

When India Ruled Malaysia

Penang, Melaka, Labuan and Singapore were ruled by the British colony of India.

Penang from 1786-1867. 81 years.

Melaka from 1795-1867. 72 years.

Singapore from 1824-1867. 43 years.

Labuan from 1846-1867. 21 years.

After 1867 they formed the Straits Settlements Colony.

Straits Settlements Colony was from 1867-1946. 79 years.

British ruled Malaysia from 1795 to 1963.

From 1795 to 1824 they were ruling Malaysia on Dutch trusteeship.

Holland had been conquered by France between 1795 and 1818. And Holland had to be rebuilt after the war.

Penang Pioneers

Johoreans Pak Kecil, Tok Jamaluddin and Tok Salleh pioneered Damar Laut in Teluk Kumbar in Balik Pulau as did Tok Sidin who pioneered Teluk Kumbar town centre.

Another Tok Tampak pioneered Balik Pulau town centre.

Long Syed and Haji Brunei (or Salleh), both Bruneis from Brunei pioneered Bayan Lepas.

Negeri Sembilanese (also called Minangkabaus) Tok Kecil (or Tok Setia), Tok Intan and Tok Janatun pioneered Batu Uban in Gelugor, George Town.

Tok Bayan and Tok Keramat, Kedahans pioneered George Town city centre.

Another Kedahan Tok Long helped Tok Sidin pioneer Teluk Kumbar in Balik Pulau.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Malaysian Speakers Of Parliament

Speakers Of The House Of Representatives

Tun Malek Yusof of Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. Negeri Sembilanese. 1957-1959.
Tan Sri Mohamad Noah Omar of Muar, Johor. Johorean. 1959-1964.
Tan Sri Syed Isa Syed Alwi of Alor Setar, Kedah. Kedahan. 1964.
Tan Sri C. M. Yusof Abdul Rahman of Ipoh, Perak. Johorean. 1964-1974.
Tan Sri Nik Ahmad Kamil Nik Mahmood of Kota Baru, Kelantan. Kelantanese. 1974-1977.
Tun Syed Nasir Ismail of Johor Baru, Johor. Johorean. 1977-1982.
Tun Zahir Ismail of Alor Setar, Kedah. Kedahan. 1982-2004.
Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib of Bota, Perak. Johorean. 2004-2008.
Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia of Kota Belud, Sabah. Bajau. 2008 onwards.

Inspectors General Of Police

Tan Sri Salleh Ismail of George Town, Penang. Kedahan. 1966-1973.
Tan Sri Rahman Hashim of Alor Setar, Kedah. Kedahan. 1973-1974.
Tun Hanif Omar of Teluk Intan, Perak. Johorean. 1974-1994.
Tan Sri Rahim Noor of Melaka City, Melaka. Johorean. 1994-1999.
Tan Sri Norian Mai of Teluk Intan, Perak. Johorean. 1999-2003.
Tan Sri Bakri Omar of Sitiawan, Perak. Johorean. 2003-2006.
Tan Sri Musa Hassan of Klang, Selangor. Johorean. 2006 onwards.

Chief Secretaries To The Government

Tun Aziz Majid of Kajang, Selangor. Johorean. 1959-1964.
Tan Sri Jamil Rais of Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Johorean. 1964-1967.
Tunku Muhammad Tunku Burhanuddin of Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Negeri Sembilanese. 1967-1969.
Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin of Kajang, Selangor. Johorean. 1969-1976.
Tun Abdullah Salleh of Melaka City, Melaka. Johorean. 1976-1978.
Tan Sri Abdullah Ayub of Sitiawan, Perak. Johorean. 1978-1980.
Tan Sri Hashim Aman of Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Negeri Sembilanese. 1980-1984.
Tan Sri Sallehuddin Mohamad of Kuantan, Pahang. Johorean. 1984-1990.
Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid of Tapah, Perak. Johorean. 1990-1996.
Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali of Alor Setar, Kedah. Kedahan. 1996-2001.
Tan Sri Samsudin Osman of Johor Baru, Johor. Johorean. 2001-2006.
Tan Sri Sidek Hassan of Kuantan, Pahang. Johorean. 2006 onwards.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor Wins TV3 Yasmin Ahmad Award

The first Malaysian Idol in 2004 Jaclyn Victor has won the TV3 Yasmin Ahmad Award in memory of the late, great film-maker, Mother of Malaysian Independent Films and Mother of National Unity Yasmin Ahmad who passed away at the age of 51 after a brief illness last July 25.

Jaclyn, one of Malaysia's most popular and respected singers emerging from reality television, also won Most Promising Actress in the Malaysian Film Festival 2009 early this year.

She won both her awards for her role in Yasmin's last film Talentime screened early this year.

Yasmin convinced Jaclyn that she could act. Jaclyn is eternally grateful to Yasmin for believing in her, and describes the late film-maker as the second most important person to change her life after her mother Margaret Victor, who struggled with several jobs during Jaclyn's childhood, having been widowed when Jaclyn was only 9.

Jaclyn has four younger brothers. Her late father Joshua T. Victor passed away when she was 9.