The final journey home

Orang Kaya-Kaya Laksamana Mohd Amin Alang Duakap and Orang Kaya-Kaya Menteri Larut Ngah Ibrahim Long Jaafar were chiefs of Perak found complicit in the assassination of J.W.W. Birch in November 1875. Together with Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II, they were sent into exile to the Seychelles in 1877. Also exiled were Orang Kaya-Kaya Shahbandar Uda Maamor, and the family members of Sultan Abdullah and those of the two aforementioned chiefs. In 1894, Sultan Abdullah together with Laksamana Mohd Amin, Ngah Ibrahim and Uda Maamor were allowed to return. Whilst Sultan Abdullah returned to Singapore, the three chiefs were sent initially to Sarawak and then finally allowed to go to Singapore. Sultan Abdullah finally returned to Kuala Kangsar in 1922, but the three men never saw Perak ever again, only to remain in exile in Singapore until their passing. Ngah Ibrahim died in 1895 whilst Mohd Amin died in 1905. The final resting place of Uda Maamor in Singapore is not known to this day.

OKK Menteri Larut Ngah Ibrahim Long Jaafar. (Source: Google Images)

On 9 September 2006, the final resting place of the late Laksamana Mohd Amin and Ngah Ibrahim in Singapore were finally discovered and the remains brought back to Perak. The exhumation of their remains at Pusara Al-Junied at Jalan Kubur were given the go ahead by the Singaporean National Environment Agency. Archaeologists from Malaysia’s National Heritage Department, as well as staff of Warees Investments Pte Ltd , a subsidiary of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), managed the exhumation. The remains were brought back on KD Laksamana Mohd Amin back to the naval port at Lumut, received with full honours in the presence of DYTM Raja Muda Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah and DYAM Raja Di-Hilir Jaafar ibni Raja Muda Musa.

The remains of OKK Laksamana Muhammad Amin and Tengku Menteri Ngah Ibrahim being returned to Perak with full honours by the Royal Malaysian Navy.

The remains of Laksamana Mohd Amin was interred at the Al-Ghufran Royal Mausoleum at Bukit Chandan whilst that of Ngah Ibrahim was interred at the Kompleks Kota Ngah Ibrahim at Matang.

A personal account of the event has been written by Mohammad Shidek Nazarran, a fifth-generation descendant of Laksamana Mohd Amin, and his written description (in Bahasa Malaysia), in PDF, can be read here.

Further reading:
1. SEAARch. The Southeast Asian Archaeological Newsblog. The exhumation of Ngah Ibrahim.
2. Sawatan J. Remains Of Ngah Ibrahim And Mohamad Amin To Be Exhumed On Thursday. BERNAMA. 2006 Sept 5.
3. Hamdan Othman, Adham Shadan. Perjalanan Ngah Ibrahim. KOSMO. 2006 Sept 10. p26, p27.

7 thoughts on “The final journey home

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  2. Salam

    OKK Laksamana Mohd Amin’s daughter Hajjah Mariam was married to Uda Maamor. Their daughter Cik Raffidah married Raja Bendahara Abdul Rashid ibni Sultan Idris 1 (her second marriage).

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  7. As Salaam, The boy standing on the right is Wan Muhammad Isa his son who also became Tengku Menteri & after a few brothers his eldest son Wan Ahmad Rasidi also became Tengku Menteri.

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