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Dato' Paduka Hj. Shaari Bin Hj. Daud
(Dato' Seri Paduka Indera)

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


He was born on 19 January, 1921 in Kangar, Perlis. His education began at the Malay School Sungai Korok, Alor Setar from 1926 to 1931. He later joined the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar from 1932 to 1939 for his secondary education. For his tertiary education, he was at the Swansea University, Wales for 3 years from 1948 and later at the University of Pittsburg, United States in 1960.


  • Kedah Secretary Of State (Sept 1969 -Sept 1976)

Involvements in Social and Professional Organisations:

  • Member Committee, for the Conferment of Medals and Honorable Awards of the State of Kedah
  • Member, Council of the Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Committee member, Kedah Public Library Corporation
  • President, Kedah Government Officers Cooperatives
  • Chairman, Board of Management for Kedah's First Trade Management Company
  • President, Kedah Pensioners Society
  • Committee member, Justice of the Peace Society, Kedah
  • Committee member, Kedah State Council of Datos

One of his main contributions to the State, Dato Paduka Hj. Shaari tabled a working paper to establish a bank for the Malay community to pawn their land under the Malay Reserves in order to gain some finances to start a business. The working paper was accepted by the First Bumiputera First Congress and as a result, Bank Bumiputera was established with a 5 million ringgit capital.

In appreciation of his contributions, he was awarded several honorary titles and medals of Kedah. Among them were the Dato' Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (D.H.M.S.), the Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah (D.P.M.K.), the Kesatria Mangku Negara (K.M.N), the P.S.B., the Bintang Cemerlang Kedah, (B.C.K.) and the Jaksa Pendamai, (J.P.). He was also awarded the title Dato' Seri Paduka Indera (a titled Dato' of the Orang Besar Berlapan)

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