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Family memories:Capt Hashim appointed to the Straits Legislative Council
Posted by: Hilmy Harun Hashim on Aug 28 2014 11:38
Article by Khoo Kay Kim extracting a newspaper article in The Malaya Tribune announcing the appointment of Capt. Hashim to the Straits Legislative Council in 1936 courtesy of Hisham Harun Hashim
The Malaya Tribune understands that Capt. N. M. Hashim, M.C.S. (retired), has been appointed Malay member of the Straits Legislative Council in succession to Inche Mohamed Rouse bin Chee.
Capt. Hashim’s appointment will give general satisfaction to the Malay community.
He is popular both in the Colony and the Malay States.
Born in Penang, Capt. Hashim originally entered the Government Service as a Malay Student interpreter, Police Courts, Penang, on August 15, 1895. Coming to Singapore a year later, he associated himself with all matters pertaining to the community’s progress and social welfare.
When he retired last year, after 37 years’ meritorious service, it was considered that the Government had lost the services of a loyal Malay officer and the Malays a staunch advocate and supporter of their legitimate cause. His return to public service is generally welcomed.
Capt. Hashim was the first Malay in the service of the S. S. Government to be appointed to a post ordinarily held by Cadet officers, when he was promoted and appointed Acting D. O, Balik Pulau, Assistant District Judge and Magistrate, Penang and Assistant Food Controller, Penang, in 1919.
On January 1, 1922, he was transferred to the F. M. S. as an Assistant Officer-in-Charge of Co-operative Societies and he retired when holding the appointment of Assistant Registrar, Co-operation Department, F. M. S. and S. S., in Class III of the Malayan Civil Service.
Capt. Hashim’s communal and public services have been many and diverse. He was one of the founders of the Singapore Malay Volunteer Corps, being the first Malay to be appointed as a commissioner officer of the Corps. During the days of the Great War he rendered yeoman service to the Government in Singapore and in Kelantan, where he was sent as the head of a detachment of the Malay Volunteers to suppress the “Kelantan Rising” (1915). His valuable services there were recognized by the local Government, the Military authorities and the Secretary of State for the Colonies in London.
Capt. Hashim was responsible for the establishment of the Singapore Mohammedan Advisory Board of which he was for many years honorary secretary. He was thanked by the Government for his services as Secretary of the Board during the Great War.
Capt. Hashim’s interest in sport is well known. He knows that healthy rivalry in sport is conducive to good citizenship and discipline, and therefore, worked very hard to found the Malaya F. A. in 1909. To him, it may be said, is due, to a large extend the present high standard of football and other branches of athletics among the Malays in Singapore.
It is expected that Capt. Hashim, who is now living in the F. M. S., will take up his residence in Singapore.
(The Malaya Tribune, 7 March, 1936).

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Family memories:A couple of extracts from Zubaidah...My Story
Posted by: richard lum on Jan 23 2009 03:11
" I was told that my paternal great grandfather came from South India. My
paternal grandfather was named Che Embi....Bapa (or Che Din) could no
remember much about his father because he was a small boy when his father passed away...My father's original name was Che Din bin Che Embi but he later changed it to Che Din bin Mohd. Hashim....

Having left school quite early , and with very little education, Bapa
started work in a rubber estate in Province Wellesley for a while before
securing a job with a firm known as A. Dennys and Co., a leading firm of
estate agents, auctioneers and valuers in Penang. He told us he had to
attend nght classes in order to improve his English

Anyway through sheer hard work and determination, he worked his way through the ranks until he became a junior partner of the firm. In 1936 when the English owner, Mr. Allen Dennys, passed away in Penang, Bapa bought over the remaining shares of the firm to become its sole proprietor. He carried on and did a good job..."

" When we travelled to Kuala Lumpur, we would stay with Bapa's uncle, the
late Captain Hashim, who lived in a big government house at the Lake
Gardens. In those days, Captain Hashim, a widower in his 50's, had an
important job in the Malayan Civil Service. To a little girl like me then,
he seemed to be a very strict old man -always giving orders to servants and
everyone else. They called him "Tuan". To me he was "Tok Tuan" and the name

"I remember on one of our visits there....the house was full of people and
everyone was excited. It seemed that Tok Tuan's only son Uncle Mahmud, who had been away for many years in the UK studying law, had come home bringing back his pregnant English wife and two young sons. Mamhud must have written to inform the old man about all of this. The boys' names were Harun (the late Tan Sri Harun Hashim) and Zain (Tan Sri Rtd. General Zain Hashim). A few months later, a third boy, Noor, was born.

"I remember Harun, who was a little younger than I was, being quite a
handful; he was very playful and naughty at times and loved to chase me
around the house. The house would be filled with my screams especially when he bit me and scratched me, which annoyed Tok Tuan who would then scold us. Shortly after that, I started school and the fun trips to Kuala Lumpur

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Family memories:Zubaidah...My Story
Posted by: Hilmy Harun Hashim on Jan 13 2009 01:39

Note from Kamil Khalid Ariff...Dato Zubaidah, eldest daughter of Tan Sri CM Hashim and Puan Sri Fatimah Hashim produced a book about the CM Hashim family called ZUBAIDAH...MY STORY. It can be a good source of information about the CM Hashim family.

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