Dr. Mustapha was born on 19 January 1900. He had his secondary
education at the Penang Free School. Later, the State Government
of Kedah sent him to further his education to the University of
Hong Kong in 1919.
Upon receiving his Rockefeller Fellowship scholarship, he continued
his studies in the field of pathology in the United Kingdom. He
was the first Malay to become a pathologist.
- Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1918).
- Member of the teaching staff in the University of Hong Kong
- State Surgeon, Kedah (1930)
- Member, Legislative Council of the Federation (1951)
He retired in 1955 and died in 1975 in Penang. To honour his contributions
and services, he was bestowed with medals and Distinguished Orders
of Chivalry. Among them were the "Efficiency Medal' in 1949
and the Badlishah Decoration of Loyalty.