Who this ‘mystery’ guy in the cabinet?

July 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm 19 comments

Circled in red … siapa eh?

As far as I can make out, those seated in the front row are (from left): H.S. Lee, V. Sambanthan, Tun Razak, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tan Siew Sin, Tun Dr Ismail, Sardon Jubir, Fatimah Hashim, Khir Johari

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Tunku cabinet

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The Petty Potato & yesterday’s news in pictures Is there any Melayu in this picture?

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  • 1. orangkampung  |  July 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Interesting pic. Personal collection?
    What year is that? 1957 does not have any woman in the lineup.

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  July 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Pinched it from Umno Facebook. Had moseyed over this morning to check what’s new on the party front.

      The pix does not have a caption, so dunno what year and who the ‘mystery’ guy is.

      Tunku’s 1957 cabinet was smaller, ref. http://www.arkib.gov.my/en/web/guest/kabinet-1957

      Even today in 2015, women are under-represented in Cabinet and not holding the most major portfolios.

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  • 3. AYAH  |  July 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I think his surname is Tan. Not so sure.

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    • 4. Helen Ang  |  July 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      http://s307.photobucket.com/user/radin87/media/leong.jpg.html

      This guy?

      The guy in the pix has got silver hair. I can’t find a pix of Leong Yew Koh where his hair is seen.

      Maybe Uncle Ed can help us out since he knows these old gents.

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      • 5. shamshul anuar  |  July 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm

        Helen,

        Leong Yew Koh was appointed as the first Yang diPertua of Melaka in 1957

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        • 6. Helen Ang  |  July 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

          Yes but after that no more Chinese governors … like S’pore lah. Only Yusof Ishak sekali Melayu jadi Presiden Singapura.

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          • 7. shamshul anuar  |  July 30, 2015 at 5:11 pm

            Helen,

            That guy in old picture is not Leong Yew Koh.

            Type “king visited Melaka 1957”. The short video made in conjunction with official vsit by Yang DiPertuan Agung to Melaka in 1957.

            Leong Yew Koh led the official welcoming to Yang Dipertuan agung. He was seen accompanying the Yang Dipertuan Agung on car ride with hundred of school chidren waving flags

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            • 8. Helen Ang  |  July 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

              Okay. He’s not.

              A few of the other commenters have fingered him as TH Tan.

              Photos are hard to find online.

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          • 9. shamshul anuar  |  July 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

            Helen,

            It was not strict back then.

            Someone told me that the criteria for selection of a Yang DiPertua Negeri is the person must be a Muslim male with good character among others

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            • 10. Helen Ang  |  July 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm

              I don’t think that the BN will let the Chinese play such a prominent role – like holding Finance Ministry – ever again. Under today’s BN, the Chinese reality of power-sharing is to serve as window dressing only.

              Chinese voters know this. That’s why they went all out on UBAH and “Ini kali lah”.

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              • 11. shamshul anuar  |  July 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

                helen,

                BN(meaning UMNO) actually short of saying it could not b bothered with chinese support anymore.

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  • 12. Lawrence Tan  |  July 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    If his surname is Tan, he could be Tan Tiong Hai, who converted to Islam subsequently.

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    • 13. Helen Ang  |  July 29, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks. Will look up.

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  • 14. HH  |  July 29, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Confirm it’s Tan Tong Hye.

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    • 15. Helen Ang  |  July 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Oh, TH Tan.

      Thanks, HH.

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  • 16. sirimuda  |  July 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    ….and if it was him at one time an editorial of a Malay Mail during the fifties and sixties

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  • 17. HH  |  July 30, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    My auntie pointed him out when I showed her the picture.

    This guy is the reason why MCA is so hated by the Chinese.

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    • 18. Helen Ang  |  July 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      What did he do beside convert to Islam?

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  • 19. Farizol  |  August 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Tahir_Tan_Tong_Hye

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