Dato’ Panglima Kinta Muhammad Yusuff


Dato' Panglima Kinta Muhammad Yusuff

The title of Dato’ Panglima Kinta originated during the reign of Sultan Mudzaffar Shah II in 1636. For services rendered, Tok Chandang, son of Tok Changkat Piatu was appointed Maharaja Kinta (title later changed to Dato’ Panglima Kinta) and his wife Che Intan, daughter of Tok Nyior Manis, made a Toh Puan (first Toh Puan of Perak). Wilkinson had described that the succession to this dignity is a good example of the bergilir principle – where two families (the Ipoh or Paloh family and the Kepayang family) took it in turn to provide the Dato’ Panglima Kinta.

When the ninth Dato’ Panglima Kinta Zainal Abidin (Uda Bidin) of the Kepayang family passed away in 1884, his cousin Muhammad Yusuff was elected the tenth Dato’ Panglima Kinta. Zainal Abidin’s son, Abdul Wahab became a very influential and wealthy Toh Muda, retaining his family’s aristocratic standing.  Kinta’s interest were strengthened whenboth the new Dato’ Panglima Kinta and the Toh Muda were nominated to the Perak Council of State.  It was the Dato’ Panglima Kinta Muhammad Yusuff who steered the growth of Ipoh from a small village into the largest town in Kinta,throughout his career from 1884 until his death in 1903.  A relative of his by marriage, Che Hussin of Ipoh ascended to the title Orang Kaya Laksamana and was made a member of the Council of state in 1894.

1. Khoo Salma Nasution and Abdur-Razzaq Lubis. Kinta Valley.
2. Papers on Malay Subjects: Part II Notes on Perak History, by R.J. Wilkinson. FMS Government Press, 1908. In Sembangkuala: The title of Dato’ Panglima Kinta.

11 thoughts on “Dato’ Panglima Kinta Muhammad Yusuff

    • Dear Sharida – Not that we know of. He did become the 11th Dato Panglima Kinta after the death of Dato Muhd Yusuf. As for a well-known Dato Sedewa Domba, or Toh Domba Sedewa Diraja, his name was Ahmad who was a Malay chief in Sg Raia who lived in the late 1800s and the first Malay to have developed the mining of tin in the Kinta Valley. The title is now called Toh Sedewa Raja who is one of the Orang Besar 16. -M.

  1. Dear Editorial Board – I have some info that i can share with u.
    The first Toh Sedewa Diraja is Toh Domba had 4 children ( 2 sons and 2 daughters)
    1. Abdul Wahap bin Toh Sedewa Domba
    2. Mahmood bin Toh Sedewa Domba
    3. Hajjah Halimah binti Toh Sedewa Domba
    4. Hajjah Andak Jijah binti Toh Sedewa Domba
    After Toh Sedewa domba died his son – Toh Sedewa Abdul Wahap bin Toh Sedewa Domba became the next Toh Sedewa…
    Toh Sedewa Abdul Wahap bin Toh Sedewa Domba married and had 4 wives and 9 children.
    His wives :
    1. Che Aminah had 1 daughter and 1 son.
    Daughter – Hajjah Fatimah Sham binti Toh Sedewa Abdul Wahap – 9 children ( 7 sons and 2
    Son – Ahmad bin Toh Sedewa Abdul Wahap – The third Toh Sedewa is HIM.He married
    and had 3 wives and 1 children- daughter from his third wife – present living with
    her son in Subang Jaya.
    2. Che Anjang
    3. Siti Munah binti Habib Ali
    4. Yang Kalsom ( one of the road in Ipoh named after her – Jalan Yang Kalsom )
    After the death of Toh Sedewa Ahmad the title was given to another family. I’m trying to find the connection from Toh Sedewa Domba upwards and in between because the family tree connected to Sultan Azlan of Perak.
    My apologies, but I like to meet u all. So many question to ask. waiting for your answer. tqvm

  2. Yang Kalsom was the daughter of Panglima Kinta Kulup Yussuf Ngah Lassam & Andak sendik. When Panglima Kinta Kulup Yussuf died, Andak Sendik married Abdul Wahab & got a child, Teh Fatimah (Teh “Berlian” of Ipoh). Teh Fatimah’s husband of her second marriage was Dato’ Seri Salleh bin Toh DiWangsa Ahmad, whose elder sister, Khadijah, was bonda Tuanku Sultan Azlan Shah.

  3. i would like to know…TOH MUDA ABDUL WAHAB Panglima Kinta had a son call TOH MUDA BABA..n who is his mother….? Sharifah Rodiah or Aminah…?need a confirmation with real document or anyhting to prove which one is TOH MUDA BABA mother..very important to me because i,m the great grandson of TOH MUDA ABDUL WAHAB & Grandson of TOH MUDA BABA..really need your assist..thanks..have a nice day

    • Che Lon is the daughter of DPK Muhammad Yusuff with his wife Saadiah.She was the only child by that marriage.She was friendly with half siblings especially with Yang Kalsom and Teh Fatimah.She married Habib(Syed) Hamzah bin Habib Abdullah.They had 7 children.Che Lon died young at 37 in May 1937.Habib Hamzah died in1973 and all the children except one had also passed on.I am Syed Noh bin Habib Hamzah,the last surviver.

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