Mr Ahmad Ibrahim, former Minister for Health and Labour

Mr Ahmad Ibrahim, former Minister for Health and Labour
Mr Ahmad Ibrahim, former Minister for Health and Labour. Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim, Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School, Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School were named after him

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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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The Book with mistaken identity of Ahmad Ibrahim

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My email to staff of Ministry Of Education (MOE)

Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Parliamentary Secretary,
Ms Lim Huay Chih, Director, School Planning and Placement Division and Quality Service Manager,
Ms Jennifer Chan, MOE, Press Secretary,
Miss Seah Jiak Choo, Director-General of Education,
Ms Tan Gee Keow, Director, Higher Education,
Miss Sum Chee Wah, Director, Education Programmes,
Winston James Hodge, Director, Training and Development,
Ms Ho Peng, Director, Curriculum Planning and Development,
Wong Siew Hoong, Director, Schools,
Tan Teck Ann, Head, Compulsary Education Unit,

To all Ministry of Education staff,

Dear Sir / Madam,

A book titled "The Last Kampung Mosque in Singapore" written by Dr Hadijah was recently launched. The book is published by Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang (Sembawang Mosque) in collaboration with Berita Harian / SPH. It is a project by Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang (Sembawang Mosque), Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) and Ministry of Community, Youth and Sport, Singapore (MCYS). In the book shows pictures of Mr Ahmad Ibrahim, our ex-Minister of Health and Labour. Those pictures were contributed by a man named Mr Edward Harmer. However, those photos are not the real Ahmad Ibrahim, our former Minister. I had validated and verified that the photos are NOT Ahmad Ibrahim from these 4 person:
1. Mr Mazlan Bin Ahmad, Ahmad Ibrahim's eldest son,
2. Mr Marzukhi Bin Ahmad, Ahmad Ibrahim's son,
3. Tuan Haji Othman Wok, our ex-Minister and Ahmad Ibrahim's political colleague,
4. Tan Sri Datuk Dr Haji Yahaya Ibrahim, Ahmad Ibrahim's younger brother.
Dr Yahaya Ibrahim is Pro-Chancellor of Sultan Idris University of Education in Malaysia.
Information on Dr Yahaya Ibrahim available in the link below.

At the time I am writing to you, no correction has been made to the book. Both the book editor and the publisher (Sembawang Mosque and Berita Harian (SPH)) haven't correct the mistakes found in the book.
On page 14 of the book, it states "One of the main recommendations of the report is to publish the research findings and materials gathered for use as public reference and educational material".
I had received email from one of your Primary School Principal saying that she ever attended a forum for schools and the forum speaker ever mentioned about the book.
As mentioned on page 14 of the book, this book is going to be used for reference especially by researchers, teachers, student, etc. They may be looking at the wrong information.This book currently available in National Library as reference book.
On 21 Jun 2008, 2 speakers (Rahil Ismail and Faizah Jamal) already gave a talk on this book to the public at Woodlands Regional Library. Please inform your staff and student regarding these mistakes found in the book.

You may also refer (click) to the link below:

Yours Sincerely,
Kamal Bin Abu Serah.

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