Malayan Civil Servants in Grik, 1924

This photo of members of the MCS in Grik taken on Christmas eve in 1924 shows the British officers in sarongs! They were all dressed up (or down) for an event entitled ‘Festival To Welcome January’.

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Hubert Berkeley and guests at 'The Festival To Welcome January', Grik 24.12.1924. (Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia)

Left to right: Tok Muda Meor Yahya bin Ngah Muhammad Amin (Assistant District Officer, Lenggong); W.M.E. Martin (Forest Officer, Kuala Kangsar); Hubert Berkeley, I.S.O. (D.O. Hulu Perak); J.G. Crawford (A.D.O. Kroh); Honourable A.N. Kenion (lawyer in Ipoh); Encik Mat Saman bin Mat Seh (Deputy A.D.O. Grik). Standing at the back: Encik Meor Ahmad bin Ngah Muhammad Amin (Penghulu Temelong).

Reference: Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Daerah Gerik. http://www.gerik.gov.my/

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