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Abang Muhammad Salahuddin

Politician

Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin bin Abang Barieng is third and sixth Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. He is the first person to serve as Governor twice.He is also fondly known as Abang Louis, by his old friends and acquaintances, especially in his hometown of Sibu. Salahuddin,or Abang Louis is the only son of the late Abang Barieng bin Abang Anyut, a Melanau community leader and a well-known figure in the Third Division (present-day Sibu Division). After the Japanese occupation, he worked as Municipal Inspector until 1947 under the new British colonial administration. He continued in the public service under the National Registration Department and the Public Works Department. Abang Muhammad is married twice first with late Toh Puan Hajjah Dayang Umi Kalthum,and later Toh Puan Hajah Norkiah, and they have 9 children, and 30 grand-children and great-grandchildren. He was active in state politics, helping to form Barisan Pemuda Sarawak (BPS) and Barisan Rakyat Jati Sarawak (BARJASA). Salahuddin acted as representative of the Melanau community to the Cobbold Commission during the years preceding the formation of Malaysia. In 1963,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1921-08-27
Place of birth
Sibu
Profession
Politician

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