- Kamal Abu Serah - seeking justice
- When I first look at the photos of Ahmad Ibrahim (ex-Minister) on page 54 of the book "The Last Kampung Mosque in Singapore - The Extraordinary Story and Legacy of Sembawang", I knew it was wrong. I wrote to the book writer to inform her of the mistake. The book writer, Dr Hadijah claimed that the photos are correct based on the verification from people like Hj Suppien and Kassim Selamat. I 'closed' the case and don't want to pursue the matter. Then, Ahmad Ibrahim's eldest son, Mr Mudzlan Bin Ahmad came and visited me. I showed him the photos and Mr Mudzlan claimed that the photos are NOT of his father. When I write again to Dr Hadijah, she insist the photos are correct. Since the book writer nor the book publisher don't want to acknowledge the mistake, I specially created this blog for the purpose of informing the public of the mistake found in the book "The Last Kampung Mosque in Singapore - The Extraordinary Story and Legacy of Sembawang".
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Ahmad Ibrahim info links
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Bidadari Cemetery where late Ahmad Ibrahim was first buried. Pictures taken on 28 May 2002 and 4 August 2003.
Bidadari Mosque can be seen as I walked deep into Bidadari cemetery. (28 May 2002).
The first burial at Bidadari Cemetery happened on 15 December 1907. By the time the last burial was carried out in 1972, the cemetery was filled to capacity with approximately 147,000 graves.
Before it was Bidadari Cemetery, the site belonged to one of the wives of Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor. Her palace, Istana Bidadari, sat on the land before the Municipal Government acquired it in 1904 to turn the site into a municipal cemetery. In 1905, the government acquired an additional 35 acres for a proposed Muslim burial ground in Bidadari. The compound was categorised into sections for Christians, Muslims, Hindus and the Singhalese.
make way for development of a road interchange at the junction of Bartley Road and Braddell Road, and for the construction of the Woodleigh MRT Station situated along the North-East MRT Line. If I remember correctly, the Bidadari Mosque was situated near to current Woodleigh MRT Station.