Saturday, September 9, 2006

Remains Of Two Malay Heroes Arrive On Perak's Shores.

LUMUT, Sept 9 (Bernama) -- The remains of Orang Besar Jajahan Hilir Perak Tengku Menteri Ngah Ibrahim and his father-in-law, Laksamana Mohd Amin Alang Duakap, the territorial chief of Hilir Perak, arrived here this morning to a ceremonial welcome mounted by officers from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).
Also present, besides relatives of the 19th century Malay warriors, were the Raja DiHilir Perak Datuk Seri Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali and Heritage Commissioner Datuk Prof Zuraina Abd Majid, who represented Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
The ceremony began at 9 am with the arrival of the Raja Muda Perak Dr Raja Nazrin Shah at the jetty followed by the RMN vessel, the KD Laksamana Muhamad Amin, which carried the coffins containing the remains of the two heroes.
Accompanied by Prof Zuraina, the coffins, draped with the national flag, the Jalur Gemilang, were brought down from the vessel and placed into special coffins before they were taken to the respective destinations for burial.
The remains of Ngah Ibrahim will be buried in the compound of the Matang Historical Complex, Taiping while Mohd Amin at the Bukit Chandan Royal Mausoleum in Kuala Kangsar.

Sri Kandeh says.

I congratulate the government, particularly for doing this. This is the right move. The two Malay Warriors died for fighting the British colonialist. There are yet still many colonial vestiges and stooges around. It warrants us to rectifying and continues fighting them, like returning Penang to Kedah and perhaps of reinstall the Sultan of Melaka. Many more!

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